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Is LASIK Surgery Right For You?

If you want to be able to see well without corrective lenses, you may be interested in LASIK eye surgery. However, the surgery isn't for everyone. At Today’s Vision, our optometrist in Cypress will evaluate your condition to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery. During this assessment, we will take the following factors into account.

Your Age

Virtually all eye surgeons who perform LASIK eye surgery require that the patient be at least 20 and possibly 21. This is because your vision doesn't settle down into a reliable prescription until that time. If your prescription is still changing, you are not a good candidate.

Your Health

You need to be in relatively good health to undergo LASIK eye surgery. There are many health problems that can exclude you from being a good candidate. Immune system conditions, HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and diabetes are among the conditions that can lead to it being harder for you to heal after surgery. Our eye doctor will consider your health history to make sure that you don't have a condition that would make the surgery more complicated or the healing process more difficult.

Your Eyes

In addition to your overall health, the surgeon will go over your eye health to make sure that they are in healthy condition. Problems like cataracts and previous eye surgeries may count you out as a candidate for LASIK eye surgery.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Cypress Today 

If you are a Cypress resident who is interested in LASIK eye surgery, the optometry professionals at Today’s Vision are ready to assist you. Call us at (832) 220-6168 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.