Planning to Get LASIK? Take a Look at This Checklist

By: | Thursday, May 15th, 2014 | Blog

Thursday, May 15th, 2014


Before considering any procedure, you must first find out from your doctor if you are fit to undergo the treatment. Here at our Arizona LASIK practice, all our potential patients must first undergo a preoperative LASIK eye exam to determine if they are good candidates for the procedure. You may also evaluate yourself for your eligibility by going through this checklist.

  1. You must be at least 18 years old with stable vision and prescription for at least a year.
  2. Your prescribed distance vision should match a particular minimal strength, either glasses or contact lenses, which meets the FDA guidelines for conditions such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. The pupils should not be larger than 8.5 mm when in the dark.
  3. Your eyes should be healthy, including your retina, cornea, and eye pressure.
  4. You don’t have any major diseases of the eyes or any recent history of ocular herpes, excessive corneal scarring, severe dry eyes, or eye infection.
  5. You are not pregnant or nursing.
  6. You have realistic expectations about laser eye surgery and its outcomes. You should also be aware of the possible risks, side effects, and complications associated with the procedure.
  7. You don’t have uncontrolled or unmanaged diabetes or specific rheumatologic conditions, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Our qualified doctors at Cornea Consultants of Arizona have extensive experience in performing laser eye surgery. If you wish to learn more about LASIK and want to know if you are indeed eligible for the procedure, request an appointment with our team of LASIK experts by calling 602-258-4321. You may also choose to fill out this online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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