Am I a Candidate for laser Surgery
Laser Vision Correction Candidacy Laser Vision Correction Eye Surgery Candidacy
Are you a candidate for Laser Vision Correction eye surgery? Have glasses and contact lenses been bothersome or have they been hindering your lifestyle activities? If you want independence from the hassles of glasses and contacts call us if you would like to come in for a FREE evaluation. Laser Vision Correction eye surgery has helped millions of people eliminate and reduce their dependence on both glasses and contacts. At our evaluation, we explain the entire Laser Vision Correction experience from start to finish. Laser Vision Correction eye surgery helps correct the vision of people with myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism. In many cases individuals wearing glasses or contact lenses can be helped with Laser Vision Correction eye surgery.
Candidates for Laser Vision Correction
Laser Vision Correction eye surgery candidates should have no major change in the glasses prescription for a one-year period to assess stability.
Laser Vision Correction candidates should be 18 years of age or older! Before the age of 18 years, many patients do not have stable vision.
Laser Vision Correction candidates are typically patients who are not satisfied with contact lenses or wearing glasses. Contact lenses often dry up and aggravate many patients. If you are a contact lens wearer please consult with our staff regarding the duration you will need to be out of contacts prior to Laser Vision Correction eye surgery.
Laser Vision Correction candidates should have healthy eyes with no corneal diseases. Diseases such as keratoconus will eliminate a patient from qualifying as a Laser Vision Correction candidate. Please discuss the health of your cornea during your pre-operative Laser Vision Correction evaluation
Laser Vision Correction Candidates should not be affected by an autoimmune disorder, such as Sjogren’s Syndrome or Lupus.
Laser Vision Correction candidates should be willing to accept a small amount of risk associated with surgery. Although 98% of patients see 20/20 after Laser Vision Correction eye surgery there is a small chance that 20/20 vision will not be achieved. In the event that perfect 20/20 vision is not achieved a Laser Vision Correction enhancement can be performed.
Patients who have thin corneas will also not qualify for Laser Vision Correction surgery. There needs to be enough corneal thickness to perform Laser Vision Correction eye surgery.
Laser Vision Correction candidates must be carefully selected if they have high levels of refractive error. Dr. Davidi will test for these conditions on your evaluation exam.
Individuals with pupils that dilate beyond seven millimeters in the dark may not be good candidates for Laser Vision Correction.
Selecting Your Laser Vision Correction surgeon
Selecting a surgeon for your Laser Vision Correction eye surgery is a very important decision that will ultimately affect your vision for the remainder of your life. It is important to discuss your personal situation with a qualified ophthalmologist and ask your questions directly to the ophthalmologist if possible. Choosing a surgeon that has high quality and safety standards can often reduce unnecessary surgical risk. Experience with Laser Vision Correction eye surgery is also a very important factor when selecting your surgeon. Not all eye doctors share the same level of training or experience in laser vision correction. A surgeon with a vast amount of experience should also be able to show you some basic information regarding outcomes. Dr. Davidi is actually a very experienced surgeon with about 20 years experience in laser refractive surgery.
Laser Vision Correction technology is constantly improving every year. Some practices and surgeons aim to keep up with the latest technology in order to provide the best possible equipment for the best visual outcomes. In recent years we have seen the advent of wavefront optimized Laser Vision Correction and special diagnostic equipment to measure aspects of corneal thickness. Each piece of equipment contributes significantly to the Laser Vision Correction process and can make the procedure better and safer. If a practice does not discuss your cornea or corneal thickness this could be an indicator that you need to see another practice. Clear patient communication should be sought after. If a practice chooses to keep you in the dark about the details start to ask questions. The best practices always provide detailed information about every step of the Laser Vision Correction process.