Question: If my eyesight and vision is 20/200 can a LASIK Surgeon give me LASIK to help me get back to at least 20/40-20/70?
Answer: Whether or not LASIK can help improve your uncorrected vision from 20/200 to 24/40-20/70 depends on a number of factors. First, what is the level of your current BEST correctable vision with either eyeglasses or contact lenses? Does it approach 20/20 or are there other reasons that your vision is not fully correctable, such as amblyopia? Successful LASIK Surgery requires that your vision be decreased as a result of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism and that you be free of any other eye diseases or conditions that contribute to your vision problems, such as diseases of the Retina, like Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts or diseases of the Cornea such as Keratoconus. Your next step is to find the best LASIK Surgeon in your area and schedule a consultation, so that they can examination your eyes, evaluate your expectations and make a recommendation as to whether LASIK might be right for you.
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