The loss of eyesight can be debilitating and usually happens over time. Even if you have perfect vision throughout your young adult life, your vision is still prone to worsening as you get older. Corrective lenses can help you see clearly, but you will need to update your prescription every few years. If you do not want corrective lenses or to have to frequently update your prescription, then Lasik eye surgery may be the best way to improve your vision. Lasik can help you regain your vision without needing glasses or contacts. If you live in the Columbia area, our team here at Devine Eyes is here to help.

Who Are Good Candidates for Lasik?

To be a candidate for Lasik eye surgery, you must have healthy eyes. Those with underlying conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, or past eye injuries, are not good candidates for Lasik. Aside from healthy eyes, here are reasons you may or may not be a good candidate for Lasik eye surgery.

Ideal Structure of the Eyes – There are certain standards for your natural eye anatomy to be considered a good candidate.

Your Prescription – Your eyeglass prescription is an essential factor in determining if you are a good candidate for Lasik. If you are nearsighted, your prescription cannot be any higher than -11.00. If you are farsighted, your prescription cannot be any higher than +5.00. If you have astigmatism, your prescription cannot be higher than 5.00.

Being over 18 years old – Our eyes are still developing as we age. It is recommended to wait to receive Lasik surgery until your eyes are fully developed.

Poor Health – People with underlying poor health conditions may not be able to recover properly from Lasik surgery. Medications have limitations on their body’s healing ability. Some medications for health conditions may increase the risks involved with Lasik.

Being Pregnant – Pregnancy can cause certain hormones to affect your vision by producing dry eyes and worsening eyesight during gestation.

Schedule Your Consultation Today in Columbia

The first step in improving your vision is by scheduling a consultation with our staff here at Devine Eyes in Columbia. We will provide you with a quality vision exam that will tell us if you are the right person for Lasik. Even if Lasik is not something that will work for your vision, there are many other corrective vision options we provide at our office. Our team is committed to providing you with the quality eye care you need.

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