At Ideal Family Eye Care we will give you a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery or other vision correction services.
To be eligible for surgery, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have stable vision for at least one year prior to surgery
- Have healthy eyes that are free of disease, scars, or optic nerve problems, retinal disorders and corneal abnormalities
- Be well informed about the procedure and have realistic expectations of the outcome
- Have no auto-immune systemic diseases
- Not be nursing or pregnant
As is true of any medical procedure, laser vision correction involves risks. It is important that you understand the risks of this procedure before deciding if it is right for you. Some of the potential risks include:
- Night Glare — With present technology, most laser vision correction patients do not experience significant worsening of night vision or night glare. But, some patients may experience halos or star bursting following their procedure, especially if these are currently experienced with contact lens or glasses wear.
- Dryness & Fluctuating Vision — After LASIK, your eyes often feel dry during the first month after surgery. These symptoms are usually relieved with the use of artificial tears. If you have a pre-existing dry eye condition, please discuss this with your refractive surgeon, as the symptoms may be more pronounced after the surgery. Generally, this resolves after a few months, as the cornea fully recuperates from the surgery.
- Infection and Corneal Flap Risks — The risk of eye infection is the greatest immediately following the procedure. Antibiotic drops help to minimize infection. Some patients may also develop problems following the LASIK procedure as the flap heals.