If you are interested in improving your vision, scheduling
a consultation with the Southdale Eye Clinic doctors is a
great first step. Most people prove to be excellent candidates
for LASIK, but approximately 5% of people should not have
You are probably a good candidate for LASIK if:
You are in good overall health
You are over the age of 18
You have not had a change in your lens prescription in
the past year
You suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
You understand both the risks and benefits of LASIK
You have realistic expectations
You should not undergo LASIK if any of the following apply
You have an eye disease like glaucoma
You have an autoimmune disease, such as lupus
You have had a previous eye injury
You have dry eye
You have had an eye infection in the past year
You are not comfortable with the risk involved in LASIK
You are pregnant or nursing.
In addition, there are two measurements that are critical
for determining LASIK candidacy: pupil size and corneal thickness.
People with large pupils or thin corneas are at a higher risk
of having side effects such as glare, halos and trouble with
night vision. Before you are approved for surgery, our doctors
will measure the size of your pupils in the dark and will
check your corneal thickness.
If you think that you may be a good candidate for LASIK,
please contact our team today to schedule a consultation!