Is Lasik Right For Me?

For the right patient, Lasik eye surgery can be very successful, but like all procedures, it’s not for everyone.

Thousands of Lasik surgeries are performed each year.  The procedure can permanently reduce or completely eliminate the use of glasses or contact lenses.  Patients enjoy the new found freedom, and maintenance free lifestyle soon after the surgery.

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Reasons Patients Choose Lasik

  • A more comfortable lifestyle such as sports, leisure activities, etc.
  • Patients feel they look better without glasses, and do not like contact lenses.
  • Reducing the dependency on glasses or contact lenses.
  • Want to completely eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses.
  • Tired of the ongoing maintenance with glasses and lenses.

As a possible candidate, there are a few important things to consider before you schedule a consultation with a surgeon.

Health Conditions to Share With your Lasik Surgeon:

  • Diabetes
  • Vascular Disease
  • Autoimmune disease such as lupus, aids, rheumatoid arthritis, etc..
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Ocular Herpes
  • Retinal Disease
  • Corneal thinning disorder
  • Dry Eyes
  • Astigmatism

You’ll also want to report any current medications you’re taking, some medications can slow or stop the healing process, your doctor will be able to determine if those medications affect your Lasik results.

Read about the conditions Lasik treats.

Before proceeding with Lasik, your doctor will want to also know if your vision correction has changed over the past few years with glasses or lenses.

Like all procedures, Lasik may have complications.  As an ideal Lasik patient, it’s important to educate yourself about all the possible risks, accept a reasonable risk of less than 20/20 vision, and follow all instructions after the surgery including medications and follow up exams with your ophthalmologist.

If you’re a healthy adult that’s ready to live life free from glasses or contact lenses, it’s important to take the first step and learn more about Lasik.

Dr. Alexandra is a sought after Orange County Lasik surgeon, her educational approach to Lasik surgery has earned her the respect of patients and colleagues alike.  She has performed thousands of successful surgeries, and is the ideal surgeon to consult with due to her honest, educational, and personalized approach.

Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation, and find out if Lasik is right for you.

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