If you’re tired of wearing glasses and contacts day in and day out, LASIK might be the solution. As with any surgical procedure, it’s important to ask questions before deciding if it’s right for you. Dr. Andre Cohen of Marietta Eye Clinic helps to answer some good questions to get you started.
How does LASIK work?
LASIK is a procedure that uses a specialized laser to treat errors in the eye, improve your vision, and reduce, or eliminate, the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. Essentially, LASIK changes the shape of the cornea, the transparent layer forming the front of the eye, which controls and focuses the entry of light into the eye.
Until you come in for a consultation, we won’t know for sure. The truth is that the majority of people who meet the age and general health requirements and have a stable vision prescription may qualify as a good candidate.
So, even if you’ve been told you were not a good candidate in the past, you should consider a second opinion from an Ophthalmologist who specializes in LASIK and other refractive procedures. For example, previously, you may have heard “You can’t because you have astigmatism.” However, these days, with advanced iLASIK technology, people with astigmatism, or other vision imperfections, may qualify too.
Am I ready for LASIK?
Generally, you need to be at least 18 years of age to qualify. You also need to have a stable vision prescription to be a good LASIK candidate. I can track your vision and let you know if your eyes have stabilized.
Who shouldn’t get LASIK?
There are certain vision prescriptions LASIK simply doesn’t address and certain eye and medical conditions that prevent potential patients from getting LASIK. In most cases, I can recommend other alternative vision correction procedures to help correct your vision.
I highly recommend scheduling a free consultation to find out what will work best to improve your vision. My team and I look forward to helping you see your world like never before!
To schedule your free LASIK Consultation, please call 678-784-0230.