Considering a Detroit LASIK Procedure? Here are 5 Traits of a Good LASIK Candidate

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If you’re asking yourself, “Am I a good candidate for LASIK?” see if you meet the 5 criteria listed below. If so, Lake Lazer Eye Center can help you determine your best course of action for permanent vision correction through our SoftTouch LASIK procedure or the popular SMILE procedure. 

  1. You’re an adult.

Just as our brains and bodies continue to develop and mature through our teens, so do our eyes. For this reason, your LASIK provider will recommend that you wait until age 18 or later to get permanent vision correction. This allows your eyes adequate time to develop fully and for your vision to stabilize, thus improving your long-term visual outcomes.

  1. You have stable vision.

Regardless of your age, your LASIK provider will require you to have maintained a stable eyeglass or contact lens prescription for at least a year. This helps ensure that you don’t undergo vision correction amid physical changes that could undermine the effectiveness of LASIK vision correction.

Good timing plays a part in achieving optimal visual outcomes and ensuring results that last longer. Talk to your Detroit LASIK provider about changes in vision, so you can address issues sooner rather than later.

  1. You’re reasonably healthy.

Uncontrolled health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol can inhibit healing after any illness, injury or surgical procedure, including LASIK. Your eye doctor will want you to have these conditions under control before considering you for LASIK.

  1. You have healthy corneas.

LASIK works by reshaping the cornea so that light entering the lens refracts properly and hits the right area of the retina for clearer vision. If the cornea is too thin, your surgeon can’t make the necessary adjustments to the natural lens to correct your refractive error.

During your LASIK consultation, your Lake Lazer team will provide you with a thorough eye examination, including a precise measurement of corneal thickness. The results of this test will help determine if you’re a good candidate for LASIK or whether another vision correction procedure might be appropriate for you.

  1. You’re informed and ready.

The most effective prescription for LASIK success is knowledge. That starts with an initial consultation with a reputable LASIK eye surgeon and a thorough eye examination. 

When you visit Lake Lazer Eye Center, you will meet personally with Dr. Khambati himself. He will explain the procedure in detail and be available to answer all your questions about the procedure he recommends for you. Start by scheduling a LASIK consultation to see if LASIK is right for you.

Lake Lazer Eye Center offers up-front pricing, and convenient and affordable payment plans for SoftTouch LASIK and the SMILE procedure. Dr. Khambati has helped thousands of people from all over the world escape the restrictions of glasses and contacts. In the event that you’re not a candidate for vision correction, we’ll assist you with a contact lens evaluation or a selection of designer and specialty eyewear.