Are you a candidate?
Why should I consider refractive or laser eye surgery?
Are glasses impacting your lifestyle? Are you tired of fogging up when running, hiking, biking, skiing or snowboarding or even from wearing a mask every day? Are you feeling left out in the pool, having to stay above water because you forgot to remove your contact lenses? You’re not alone. Millions of people have undergone laser eye procedures for one of many reasons, including:
- Just want to be free of contacts or glasses
- Tired of the hassle
- Ripping contacts
- Losing or breaking glasses
- Wanting to wake up and see things clearly
- Wanting to watch TV in bed without worrying about falling asleep with contacts in
- Wearing multi-focals or needing two pair of glasses – distance and readers
Wearing glasses or contact lenses are not an option for some professions or they can pose a great safety risk if vision is compromised. Individuals in the professions below can also benefit from vision correction surgery:
- Professional athletes
- Air traffic controllers
- Flight attendants
- First-responders: firefighters, police officers, paramedics
- Medical professionals: doctors, nurses
- Military personnel
- Long-haul drivers
Am I a candidate for refractive or laser eye surgery?
Refractive or laser eye surgery is a great option, but not everyone is a good fit for the procedure. A good candidate:
- Is at least 18 years old
- Has no significant changes in their vision over the past year
- Has had a consistent eye prescription for 2-3 years
- Has no signs of active corneal disease
- Has no major medical issues or other eye problems
- Is not taking certain prescription medications
- Is not pregnant
It is very important that a candidate has realistic expectations about vision correction surgery. Perfect outcomes are not always achieved, as every patient heals differently.
To find out if refractive or laser surgery is right for you, and which procedure is best suited to your needs, schedule a free consultation to learn more.