Laser Vision Correction is a modern medical procedure that has helped to improve vision for millions of people since it became approved by the F.D.A. in the middle of the 1990s. LASIK is one of the most advanced forms of Laser Vision Correction and has been thoroughly tested as a safe and reliable procedure. If you have poor vision and would like to improve your vision with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons, read below to see if you meet the minimal requirements to be considered a candidate for LASIK eye surgery in Jacksonville.
- Suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or have astigmatism.
- I’m age 18-60 (If you’re over the age of 60, you may be a candidate if you’re free from cataracts. If you have cataracts, cataract surgery may be an option for you. Cataract surgery is also a refractive procedure, and it’s usually covered by insurance).
- My vision has been stable for about 2 years.
- I have no eye problems and no recurring inflammation that causes itching. (If you have eye problems, you may still be a candidate once your doctor assists you in clearing up the problem).
- I have no health issues that may affect my eyes (e.g., Rheumatoid Arthritis or Diabetes.)
If you feel as though you meet the general requirement to be a candidate for laser vision correction, you should schedule an evaluation to determine if you are truly a strong candidate for a LASIK procedure. Each set of eyes is extremely unique in that no two eyes appear to be the same. The only way to determine your candidacy 100% is to have an evaluation with a board-certified ophthalmologist. The pre-operative evaluation will involve a series of diagnostic tests to determine the stability of your vision. After a thorough evaluation of your cornea, the doctors will be able to determine if you are a candidate. Below is a list of some items that are typically involved with the evaluation process:
- The measurement of corneal thickness, including corneal topography
- Complete review of overall eye health
- The measurement of your prescription or refractive errors
- Custom LASIK measurement for higher order aberrations.
- Dry eye test
- Complete dilation to view the back of the eye or the retina
- Glasses or contact lens history review
- Measurement of pupil size
If for some reason you are not eligible for LASIK Surgery, the ophthalmologists at Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons will be able to recommend other vision correction procedures that can help you improve your eyesight. There are many suitable alternative eye surgeries out there for patients of all the needs. Call Clay Eye Surgeons and Physicians at 904-272.2020.