Who is a Good LASIK Candidate?
Jun 15th, 2013 - Blog

Are you a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery?

Millions of people dream of better vision without the hassle of wearing glasses or contacts. If you are one of those who would like to see the world clearly without reaching for your glasses, you could be a candidate for LASIK eye surgery. In order to determine the possibilities of corrective surgery, there are some specific tests that must be performed during a comprehensive eye exam.

How do doctors distinguish a good candidate from a bad candidate?

At the Global Laser Vision San Diego Lasik Center, we have the expertise and cutting-edge technology to precisely evaluate your potential for better vision.  During your comprehensive eye exam your eyes will be dilated in order for the doctor to examine the retina and internal area of the eye. Once dilated, the LASIK candidacy tests may begin!

Lasik Candidacy

First, the eye must be healthy in order to be considered for laser eye surgery, and we have a complete battery of tests to ensure that you fit the qualifications for those who would be most benefited by LASIK. After the eye is proven healthy, a corneal thickness test must be performed to evaluate candidacy for laser eye surgery. This is done with an ultrasound machine–the test determines whether your cornea is healthy and meets the criteria for surgery. If corneal thickness meets LASIK standards then the next step would be corneal mapping. This test produces a computerized image that measures the curvature of the cornea. It will also identify any corneal irregularities. We also evaluate the size of the pupil to determine whether it is within the range of acceptance. This measurement and the steps listed above are done during the complete eye exam that includes checking for cataracts and glaucoma. If all tests meet LASIK standards then you are a good candidate for LASIK!

We have helped thousands get better vision through LASIK eye surgery. If you would like an evaluation, give us a call at 619-543-0890. Browse our website at globallaservision.com for testimonials from patients in a variety of occupations.

San Diego Lasik Center Global Laser Vision established since 2000 and has been responsible for over 75,000 cases of Laser Eye Surgery in San Diego to date. Our affiliate clinic, San Diego Global Laser Cosmetics has been established since 2002 and specializes in minimally invasive and non-invasive skin care and cosmetic procedures in San Diego. Click on San Diego Lasik Eye Surgery, to read more about Lasik Reviews and on Laser Collage Rejuvenation San Diego, to read about Global Laser Cosmetics.

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