Thinking about having LASIK surgery, but wondering what it involves and if you are a good candidate? Hereís a free 1-Minute Lesson to get you started.
We Know: All About LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK EYE SURGERY is an out-patient procedure performed in a doctorís office to correct vision problems that are normally corrected by contacts or glasses, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The doctor uses a special laser to reshape the eyeís cornea to aid in its focusing power.
YOUíRE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASIK SURGERY IF:
THINGS THAT MAKE LASIK MORE DIFFICULT:
THINGS THAT MAKE YOU A POOR CANDIDATE FOR LASIK:
A FEW RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION:
Don't base your decision simply on cost and don't settle for the first eye center, doctor, or procedure you investigate.
Be wary of eye centers that advertise, "20/20 vision or your money back" or "package deals." There are never any guarantees in medicine.
Read. It is important for you to read the patient handbook provided to your doctor by the manufacturer of the device used to perform the refractive procedure.