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Could You Be A Candidate For LASIK Eye Surgery?

Could You Be a Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a popular surgical procedure designed to reduce dependency on glasses or contact lenses. Through a specialized laser, this surgery reshapes the cornea — the clear front part of the eye — thus improving the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina at the back of the eye.

Who is a Candidate for LASIK?

Ideal candidates for LASIK eye surgery typically share the following traits:

  • Age: Candidates must be at least 18 years old, ensuring their vision has stabilized.
  • Eye Health: Candidates should have no significant eye diseases such as severe dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, cataracts, or corneal diseases.
  • Stable Vision: Candidates need stable vision for at least a year prior to surgery. This means no significant changes in prescription in the past year.
  • General Health: Good overall health is important, as certain conditions like diabetes or autoimmune diseases may affect healing.

Who Isn’t a Candidate?

  • Pregnancy/Nursing: Hormonal changes can affect the stability of your vision.
  • High Prescriptions: Those with extremely high vision prescriptions may not achieve optimal results.
  • Severe Dry Eyes: Severe dry eye syndrome can increase the risk of post-operative complications.

Why Consider LASIK?

LASIK surgery offers numerous benefits, including a quick recovery time and a significant improvement in vision, which can be life-changing for many. Most patients who undergo the procedure achieve 20/25 vision or even better, allowing them to enjoy everyday activities, drive, and play sports with ease and without the hassle of corrective lenses.

However, it’s important to have realistic expectations and understand that glasses or contact lenses may still be needed for some activities, especially as you age.

LASIK at Quigley Eye Specialists: Excellence in Vision Correction

At Quigley Eye Specialists, we have successfully completed tens of thousands of LASIK procedures, and our LASIK surgeons, Dr. Kai-Lewis and Dr. Wiggins, bring decades of experience to the table. This depth of expertise ensures that you receive the highest standard of care throughout your LASIK journey.

We utilize the latest FDA-approved technologies, including the ZEISS VisuMax, ZEISS SMILE®, and Wavelight Allegretto lasers. These state-of-the-art systems enable us to provide a quick, painless, and bladeless procedure, enhancing both the safety and precision of the vision correction process.

Take the First Step

Wondering if you’re a candidate for LASIK? Quigley Eye Specialists provides a comprehensive LASIK Candidate Quiz that can help you understand your suitability for the procedure. This quick quiz is your first step toward clear vision and can guide you to whether LASIK might be right for you. Click here to take the LASIK Candidate Quiz today.

Schedule a Consultation

If you believe LASIK could enhance your quality of life, contact Quigley Eye Specialists. Schedule a consultation today to find out if you are a candidate for LASIK eye surgery. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with high-quality care and helping you achieve the best possible vision.

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