If you find glasses or contact lenses burdensome, you may be a good candidate for laser vision correction. However, dissatisfaction with prescription eyewear alone is not the only qualification for LASIK. During your initial consultation with Kernersville LASIK surgeon Dr. Khemsara, your candidacy for this procedure can be determined.
Corneal thickness is a primary consideration in LASIK surgery. To be a good candidate for LASIK, your cornea must have a minimal thickness of .5mm. Due to advancements in bladeless LASIK, some accommodations can be made, but patients with thin corneas are typically not good candidates for this procedure.
In addition to sufficient corneal thickness, good candidates for LASIK should:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be free of eye infections, injuries, or diseases
- Have stable vision for at least one year prior to surgery
- Not have corneal scratches
- Not be pregnant or nursing
- Not suffer from chronic dry eyes
- Not have an autoimmune disorder
During your initial consultation, Dr. Khemsara will review your medical history and carefully examine your eyes to help you determine if LASIK is right for you.
If you live in or around Winston-Salem, Greensboro, or Kernersville, North Carolina and would like to learn if you are a good candidate for LASIK, please contact Summit Eye Care to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Khemsara today.