Question: What are the parameters for which the LASIK surgery cannot be performed? I have nearsightedness of 1.75 diopters in the right eye and 2.00 in the left one. This eye problem happened over the course of the last 5 to 6 years, as before that my vision was perfect. I am now nearly 25 years old, so if I do have LASIK, to what degree can my vision can improve?
Answer: Good LASIK candidates are those people at least 18 years old with stable prescriptions who have good overall health, good corneal health, shape and thickness and who have healthy and plentiful tears. In addition good LASIK candidates have realistic expectations of LASIK Surgery and what can be achieved and they have personal vision correction goals that go beyond simply wanting to see better without glasses or contact lenses. Last, they thoroughly understand the potential risks, complications and side effects of LASIK. Your prescription is certainly within the customary treated range and one would expect a good result. The only way to really determine if you are a candidate and how well you will do is to find the best LASIK Surgeon you can and schedule a consultation.
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