Am I a Good Candidate for Lasik Surgery? | City Eyes Optometry Center

Am I a Good Candidate for Lasik Surgery? | City Eyes Optometry Center

Am I a Good Candidate for Lasik Surgery? | City Eyes Optometry Center

Am I a Good Candidate for Lasik Surgery?


Millions of people struggle with issues associated with vision that is not crisp and clear. While corrective lenses might help to improve your ability to see, the everyday wear of contact lenses can become tiring. Contact lenses are also the leading cause of eye infections. Improperly cleaned or worn contacts can affect your ability to see and be comfortable. Additionally, many of our patients do not like how they look in any eyeglass frame.


If you would like to get away from the wear and tear of annual eyeglass or contact order, maybe it is time you considered LASIK. At City Eyes Optometry, we specialize in putting our patient’s needs first. Our experienced staff can review your current situation and see if LASIK is right for you.


In the meantime, if you want to see if LASIK is right for you, here are a few great guidelines for anybody that has an interest.


How Old are You? 


Lasik is an excellent procedure that can help just about anybody. However, because children’s eyes are rapidly growing and changing, LASIK is not recommended for them. Any patient must be at least 18 years old. If you are 18 but have a prescription that changes every year, you may want to consider holding off a little bit longer to ensure that you get the most from your LASIK procedure.


Your General Health


LASIK is considered a medical procedure. For that reason, patients should be in good overall health. Some of the specific issues that we look for are uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune diseases, or patients who are taking medications that can compromise their immune system. It is essential to talk to our staff about any health issues that you are having so we can evaluate the appropriate time for you to complete your LASIK procedure. We want to ensure that your body can adequately heal so that your vision is as clear as possible.


Your Eye Health


Certain eye conditions can affect your ability to get the LASIK procedure. These conditions include:

  • Keratoconus
  • Glaucoma
  • Some forms of herpes
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal diseases
  • Some types of retinal disease


While our staff will conduct an exam, if you have any concerns with your eyes, be sure to talk to us about them so we can ensure you get the most from your procedure.


Preparing for Your Procedure


If you are cleared for LASIK, we will work with you to set a date that allows you to heal properly. In preparation for your procedure, there are a few things that we ask all patients to do. If you usually wear contacts, we ask that patients stop wearing that for a certain period before their operation. This can vary depending on the patient, so be sure to ask about your specific case.


Smoking can hinder your eye’s ability to heal and also introduces other irritants and chemicals into the eye. We ask that you stop smoking both before and after your procedure. If you are concerned about your ability to stop smoking, talk to our staff. We have helped many patients who smoke get the best vision possible with our help.


Some medications can also hinder your ability to heal. Make sure to bring a full list of your medications to your appointment so we can review them with you.




LASIK is a very safe and straightforward procedure. At City Eyes Optometry, our staff has the experience and the most cutting-edge equipment to ensure that you get exactly what you expect from your procedure. Don’t wait to call City Eyes Optometry to schedule your consultation and see if LASIK is the right choice for you.


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