Are You A Good Candidate for LASIK?

Nov 9, 2018

Are You A Good Candidate for LASIK?If you’re considering LASIK surgery, it’s important to know if you qualify for the procedure before you start your journey. While the majority of interested patients do qualify for the procedure, our consultation and evaluation appointments will help our doctors decide if the surgery is right for you.

Below are questions our doctors and vision consultants will ask you to see if you are qualified.

Are your eyes healthy?

At your evaluation, our doctors will do a few scans and tests to make sure your eyes are healthy. They also need to know if you have any eye diseases or other eye-related issues.


Do you wear contacts?

Wearing contacts does not disqualify you, but our doctors will ask that you take out your contacts 5 to 7 days before your procedure.


Do you have any systemic diseases?

Systemic diseases are conditions such as diabetes, thyroid issues or autoimmune disorders. Having one of these diseases does not necessarily disqualify you from surgery, but it is important for our doctors to know about them. If you condition is under control, you may qualify for LASIK. Contact one of our vision consultants and your primary care doctor to see if you are eligible.


Are you nursing or pregnant?

We can not offer the procedure to women who are pregnant. To qualify, a woman must be at least three months postpartum. If you are nursing, you may still qualify for the procedure. As a precaution, we ask that you pump for at least 24 hours after the surgery.


At 20/20 Institute, our vision consultants, technicians and doctors will work with you to find a procedure that is best for you. If you’re interested in LASIK, or one of our other procedures, call our vision consultants to set up your complimentary consultation.