Who Should Have Lasik?
Many people think about the possibility of LASIK surgery but are afraid they will not be good candidates. Some of these people have been told by uninformed friends or even those associated with the medical community that “you cannot have LASIK if you have cataracts” or “you cannot have LASIK after a certain age.” The fact is that there are many candidates for LASIK who have irregular eye issues, and many older patients do benefit from
Comprehensive Eye Exam
If you are considering LASIK surgery, there are several things you must do prior to the procedure to prepare. One of the first things you must do is have a thorough eye exam in order to determine exactly how much work must be done on your eyes and the level of vision impairment you suffer. An eye exam also ensures that your eyes are healthy enough for surgery.
What to expect from a consultation?
Many people have not had
Night Halos and Glares
What causes these halos/glares?
The main culprit with excessive halos and glare after surgery is usually the pupil size in a dark environment. The pupils are formed by the colored part of the eye the iris. It is an aperture similar to a camera that contracts and expands to allow more or less light into the eye depending on amount of light available. The pupil gets larger with low light (i.e. night driving) and smaller with increased
Age Factor in Lasik
18 years of age or older
There is no upper limit cutoff with age in LASIK as long as the eye is healthy. As for the younger population, after the age of 18 LASIK can be considered, granted the degree of the patients prescription has remained stable for at least two years prior to the procedure. As for the older population, certain medical conditions such as cataracts need to be ruled out before proceeding with the Lasik