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Is LASIK Surgery Right for You?

LASIK Surgery

If you have been interested in getting Lasik surgery, you first must be found to be a good candidate for the surgery. There are many types of conditions that can preclude you from getting the surgery. The surgery needs to be done on a person who will heal well, and many conditions can make this more difficult. If you want to find out whether Lasik is right for you, call our optometry center at one of our locations in Beaumont, Calimesa, San Jacinto, and Redlands, CA.

Your Eye Health

Your eye health has to be good to get LASIK surgery. If you have had past eye surgeries or serious eye injuries, you are not likely to be a good candidate. If you have eye diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma, it could complicate the surgery, and many doctors won't do Lasik on those patients. You need to have eyes that have moderate vision issues and a stable vision prescription to be a good candidate. If your prescription changes every couple of years, the procedure wouldn't work well for you.

Your General Health

Your overall health is also important. The doctor will take a health history from you so that any conditions can be identified that would make LASIK more complicated or make it harder for you to heal. A condition such as diabetes can complicate the surgery, and diabetics are generally not recommended for LASIK surgery. There are also autoimmune diseases that can make you a poor candidate. These diseases include lupus, HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, and more. Some pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia can lead to a more difficult recovery, and this precludes many patients from this eye surgery.

Find Out Whether You're a Good Candidate

When you are wondering whether Lasik surgery is a possibility for you, it's a good idea to visit an optometry center to find out whether it's right for you. Call and make your appointment with one of our offices in Beaumont, Calimesa, San Jacinto, and Redlands, CA.