Are you wondering if LASIK eye surgery is right for you? Are you seeking a Houston LASIK surgeon with a great deal of experience and credibility amongst his peers? If you have been considering LASIK eye surgery, our practice will help you determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK before you commit to undergoing any type of vision correction.
The first step to determining your LASIK candidacy is taking our free LASIK Self-Test! Our LASIK Houston team is here to help you better understand not only your LASIK candidacy but to also help you understand the potential lifestyle benefits that this eye surgery offers.
What are the Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery?
- Decreased dependency on glasses or contacts
- Ability to get up and GO!
- Convenience with travel
- No hassle with contact solutions
- Clear, natural vision
- Major lifestyle advantages with sports
- Improved appearance with NO glasses
Three Major Steps to Getting Started With LASIK Eye Surgery:
- Step 1 – Determining LASIK Candidacy
- Step 2 – Evaluating Price and Considering Financing
- Step 3 – Selecting a LASIK surgeon: What LASIK questions Should I ASK?
Common LASIK Candidacy Questions
Q. What results can a person hope to achieve?
A. LASIK has proven overwhelmingly successful in reducing dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Clinical studies show that most LASIK patients (with mild to moderate prescriptions) have the potential to achieve 20/20 vision or near 20/20 vision. Generally, this means they no longer need or have reduced their dependence on glasses or contacts to drive, play sports, watch movies and TV, or participate in careers requiring excellent vision.
Q. Who is a good candidate for LASIK?
A. LASIK can treat a very broad range of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The best way to determine who is a good candidate is with a thorough eye exam. Candidates must be 21 years of age or older, in good general health, and have good eye health with no diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma.
Q. Are there any risks associated with LASIK?
A. Some potential complications include conditions such as dryness, night glare, under or over-correction, and loss of best-corrected vision. The risks of surgery should be discussed fully with the doctor prior to the procedure. Additionally, proper post-operative care helps to identify and address any potential healing complications.