Am I a candidate for LASIK?
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The only person who can definitively answer this question is your LASIK eye surgeon. But there are some things to consider in advance giving you some more insight to see if LASIK is right for you. For example, how have you reacted to other surgical procedures in the past? Do you develop infections more easily than most people? Are you a highly anxious person that may have difficulty undergoing this surgery? These are just a few things to consider in advance to let you know if you're a good candidate.
Additionally, there are a variety of vision issues that LASIK is not appropriate for (though there may be another laser correction procedure to help.) This is one of the most important reasons that you should do your homework in advance, preferably in conjunction with a LASIK surgeon. Not only will he or she be able to tell you if LASIK is right for you, they may shed light on whether another procedure could be better....even if he or she is not the one to perform it.
For the lucky people who are good candidates for the procedure, the results are simply amazing. Well over 80% of patients are completely satisfied with their post-operative LASIK vision changes. Do your homework to determine if you're a candidate for LASIK.