If you want a permanent alternative to glasses or contact lenses for clear vision, LASIK surgery could be a game-changer for you. But before considering this treatment, you may need to check if you are a good fit for it, and that's where a comprehensive eye exam comes in. Our optometrist at Cove Eyecare in Copperas Cove, Texas, provides eye exams to determine your LASIK surgery eligibility and guide you through the process of making a decision. Schedule an appointment with us today.
Understanding LASIK Surgery
LASIK (Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis,) is a refractive surgery that can address common vision issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. By reshaping your cornea, LASIK helps light enter your eye just right, so it can focus better on the retina. The result? Crystal-clear vision without the need for corrective lenses!
Determining If LASIK is Right For You
During a comprehensive eye exam, we'll evaluate several factors to determine if you’re an ideal LASIK candidate, including the following:
1. Good Eye Health
LASIK may not be recommended if you have ocular diseases or conditions like chronic eye infections, severe dry eye syndrome, cataracts, corneal disorders, or recent eye injuries.
2. Stable Vision Prescription
To ensure optimal results, it's important that your vision prescription has remained stable for about a year leading up to the surgery.
3. Overall Health Condition
Certain conditions like hypertension, Sjogren's syndrome, and poorly controlled diabetes may affect your eligibility as good health is important for successful healing and to avoid complications.
4. Age Considerations
LASIK is FDA-approved only for patients 18 and above.
Get Your Eye Exam in Copperas Cove, Texas
Take the first step towards clear vision; schedule a comprehensive eye exam at Cove Eyecare. We have one location in Copperas Cove, where our eye doctor will evaluate your candidacy for LASIK surgery, discuss your options, and provide personalized advice.
FAQs on LASIK Surgery
1. What are the benefits of LASIK surgery?
LASIK surgery offers a number of benefits, including:
- Improved vision with a reduced reliance on glasses or contact lenses
- Quick recovery with a low chance of complications
- Increased self-confidence and improved quality of life
2. What are the risks of LASIK surgery?
There are some risks associated with LASIK surgery, including:
- Dry eye
- Night vision problems
- Reduced corneal sensitivity
Your eye doctor will discuss any relevant risk factors in your particular case so you’ll be able to make an informed decision.