The only way to be sure that you qualify for LASIK surgery is to visit one of our highly qualified surgeons and have an eye examination. However, there are a few general requirements:
- You should be at least 18 years old – this ensures that the eye has fully developed properly
- Your vision must be stable for at least one year prior to surgery
- You must have gone one year without an eye infection or injury
- You must not suffer from an autoimmune disorder, such as Lupus
- You must have no history of herpes infection in the eye – LASIK may induce a recurrence
- There must be no scarring on the cornea
- You must understand the risks involved with LASIK surgery and have realistic expectations regarding the outcome
- You should not be pregnant or nursing at the time of surgery — hormones cause tissue fluctuations within the eye, changing the refractive error
- If you have a history of dry eyes, treatment may be needed before LASIK can be performed.
Am I a Candidate for PRK?
PRK is often indicated for patients who are not good candidates for LASIK. This includes:
- Patients with thin corneas
- Patients with other corneal irregularities that make LASIK inadvisable