LASIK Eye Exams

Is LASIK Right For You?

If you’re considering LASIK eye surgery, it’s important to have an eye evaluation prior to your appointment to make sure you are a safe candidate for the procedure. 
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Some patients may not be a valid candidate if one or more of the following conditions are present:

Dry Eyes: If you already have dry eyes, LASIK may not be for you. After the surgery, nerves in your cornea may eliminate the response that triggers lubrication in the eyes. Because of this, even less tears might be produced, which can leave you with severe dry eyes. 

Glaucoma: During the LASIK procedure, a suction is used on the eye, which can cause an increase in intraocular pressure. For those who suffer with glaucoma, an increased level of IOP can lead to blindness. 

Cataracts: In most cases, patients who have cataracts cannot be treated for LASIK, unless they are small congenital cataracts. 

Pregnancy or Nursing: If you are pregnant or are nursing, your hormones may have an impact on your prescription. Because of this, we will not perform LASIK on you until after you give birth or are no longer nursing.  

Injury or Infection: If you currently have an injured eye or infection, you may not be considered for the procedure until after the infection clears up or injury heals. 

Schedule Your LASIK Eye Exam Today

If you are currently dealing with one of the situations mentioned above, you shouldn’t rule out LASIK entirely until you consult with an optometrist. Call 20/20 Optometry today to set up your LASIK eye exam with Dr. Lee and associates. 
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