Is LASIK Right for You?
Providing a quality LASIK experience and excellent vision results is very, VERY important to Dr. Stewart and his staff. We want you to be completely happy with your decision to make this exciting change in your life.
Ensuring a predictable outcome for your vision correction begins with accurately determining if you are a good candidate for LASIK. Please understand, not everyone can be a candidate for LASIK. For your safety, certain eye, health and lifestyle conditions may disqualify you from the procedure. To begin the preliminary process of determining if LASIK is right for you, complete our brief qualification checklist below.
Note: Only by scheduling your free LASIK consultation can we actually determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK.
LASIK Qualification Checklist
Are your eyes healthy?
i.e. no conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, etc.
Your eyes must be healthy. If you have any condition that will affect how your eyes respond to surgery or the healing process, you must wait until that condition has totally healed. Conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma may disqualify you immediately.
Are you over 18 years of age?
You must be an adult – 18 years or older to qualify.
Has your prescription changed in the last year?
You must have stable vision for at least one year. Many young adults experience changes in their prescriptions, and should wait until their eyes have “settled” into one prescription.
Are you pregnant or nursing?
If you are pregnant or nursing, certain hormonal changes will affect your eyes. Surgery should not be performed until your hormones have “normalized” after pregnancy.
Do you have any degenerative or autoimmune diseases?
Degenerative or autoimmune diseases are disqualifiers, too. If your body has any trouble healing, this will negatively affect the outcome of refractive surgery.