Am I a candidate for LASIK?

Are you wondering if you’re a candidate for LASIK?  
During a pre-operative consultation, our clinical staff performs a series of diagnostic tests and refer to a strict criteria to determine if a patient is a good candidate for LASIK or another vision correction procedure. Drs. Todd and Howard Adelson consider a variety of factors when confirming eligibility, including refractive error and general eye health.

At Adelson LASIK, we prioritize the safety of our patients above all else.

Every patient has different visual needs and desired outcomes, so our team will recommend a detailed, individualized treatment plan best suited to you and your needs. We’ll also discuss pricing, financing options, and any other questions you may have about LASIK surgery.

If you want to discover freedom from glasses and contacts, the best way to start is by booking your free, no‑obligation consultation.

What can laser eye surgery treat?

Advances in modern medicine have made it possible for surgeons to reshape the cornea and correct refractive errors with laser eye procedures like LASIK (laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis) and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). Laser eye surgery can correct conditions such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a condition that means a patient can see near objects clearly, but distant objects appear blurry. This happens when a person’s eyes are longer than usual, which prevents light from focusing properly on the retina and converging at a point just before.

Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is when the eye has trouble seeing nearby objects but can register distant objects more clearly. This is because a hyperopic eye is shorter than a normal sized one, so light converges on a point after the retina and the picture is out of focus.

With astigmatism, objects at both near and far distances appear blurry. This is largely due to the irregular shape of the cornea—an astigmatic eye resembles a football, not a sphere. This causes light to enter the eye, but it does not focus on a single point, resulting in blurriness.

Is laser eye surgery right for you?

In addition to having a desire to improve your vision and live a life with less dependence on glasses or contacts, you must meet additional criteria to be a candidate for laser eye surgery. Patients should be at least 18 years old, in good overall health, and aware of the risks and potential side effects of the procedure.

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