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6 Signs You Could Be a Good LASIK Candidate and Not Know It


Do you dream of waking up with crystal-clear vision? Are you tired of depending on visual aids? You’re not alone, but the good news is you don’t have to keep dealing with them.

The answer could be as easy as a vision correction procedure like LASIK! LASIK is one of the most popular elective procedures in the world.

Chances are, if you wear contact lenses or glasses, you’ve not only heard about LASIK, but you’ve also thought about having it. But maybe you’re unsure if you’d even qualify for the procedure.

Well, if you’ve considered LASIK, there’s a good chance you’ll also be a good candidate for the procedure! Around 85% of people who get a LASIK consultation will be candidates for the procedure, so the odds are in your favor!

There are also a few signs you may be a great LASIK candidate that you don’t need a consultation to figure out. Keep reading to learn about 6 signs you could be a good LASIK candidate and not know it!

How Does LASIK Work?

LASIK is a refractive laser eye procedure. It uses an excimer and femtosecond laser to correct refractive errors.

Refractive errors occur when small irregularities in the shape of the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, occur. LASIK uses lasers to remove tissue from the cornea, correcting these irregularities and improving vision.

Because LASIK changes the shape of your eye, it corrects your vision beyond your original prescription. It’s no accident that most LASIK patients end up with 20/20 vision or better after the procedure!

You’ll be able to see better than you were ever able to with glasses or contact lenses! If you want sharp, clear vision that allows you to see in HD, LASIK can give you this and more.

It also doesn’t hurt that LASIK is an outpatient procedure, meaning you’ll go home after it’s over. It also has a quick recovery, so you don’t have to worry about a lot of downtime after it’s over.

Plus, most patients experience almost instant visual improvements after the procedure. Because most people who want LASIK make great candidates, chances are excellent you’ll qualify. If you exhibit the following signs, there’s an even better chance you’ll be a great LASIK candidate!

6 Signs You Could Be a LASIK Candidate and Not Know It:

1. You’re Sick Of Glasses and Contact Lenses

The main reason most patients get LASIK is because they want to finally do away with the frustrations of glasses and contact lenses. Are you tired of your glasses fogging up, breaking, and getting lost?

Are you sick of dry eyes from contact lenses and spending too much time every night and day putting them in and taking them out? Then, it sounds like you could benefit from having LASIK.

If you’re frustrated with the idea of wearing glasses and contacts, this is a sign that you should consider LASIK and find out if you qualify for it. After all, what do you have to lose?

2. You’re Over 18 and Have Stable Vision

LASIK is most effective when you have a stable prescription. If your prescription has changed significantly after having the procedure, it’s no longer as effective.

LASIK works by changing the shape of your eye to correct your refractive errors. If you’re under 18, your prescription will still change.

That’s why LASIK is only FDA-approved if you’re 18 or older. Even if you’re over 18, you still need to have a stable prescription that’s remained unchanged for a year or more.

If you’re over 18, you can schedule a LASIK consultation and start your vision journey. What’s not to love about no longer needing to depend on visual aids?

3. Your Eyes Are Healthy

Your eyes should be healthy before you have LASIK. That means you shouldn’t have any eye conditions besides refractive errors.

You also shouldn’t be prone to dry eyes, as having dry eyes can affect your recovery. But if you have dry eyes or dry eye syndrome, you can receive treatment here at Mueller Vision!

If you can control your dry eyes, you may still qualify as a LASIK candidate. Once your dry eyes are under control, it’s worth scheduling a LASIK consultation.

When you no longer need to depend on glasses and contacts, think of what the world could be like. It’s pretty beautiful!

4. You’re in Good Health

In addition to not having dry eyes, you should also be in good health before having dry eyes. For the most part, that means you don’t have any medical conditions that affect your ability to heal, like diabetes or other autoimmune disorders.

You also shouldn’t have LASIK if you’re pregnant or nursing. But as long as you’re in good health, you should be a good LASIK candidate!

5. Your Prescription Is Within Correctable Limits

Here’s some more good news: LASIK can correct most people’s vision! Specifically, it can correct up to -12.00 D of nearsightedness, +5.00 D of farsightedness, and 5.00 D of astigmatism.

Check out your prescription; you’ll probably fall well within those limits! As long as you do, LASIK should have no problem correcting your vision and providing you with crisp, sharp vision like you never thought you could experience!

6. You Have the Right Expectations

LASIK can correct your vision to an astounding degree and has high patient satisfaction rates. Over 95% of patients who have LASIK end up with 20/20 vision or better!

But you should know there is no 100% guarantee that LASIK will fully correct your vision. The chances are incredibly high, but you should still have realistic expectations. 

Luckily, LASIK is extremely safe, especially with an experienced surgeon. Serious complications are exceedingly rare, although you should know about them and talk to your surgeon about the risks before having the procedure. The LASIK surgeons at Mueller Vision are some of the best, with thousands of successful procedures under their belts.

So you can rest easy knowing you’re in the best hands, and you can always ask your surgeon about any questions or concerns you may have!

Does it sound like you may qualify for LASIK? Find out for sure by contacting Mueller Vision today in Fort Worth, Texas, to schedule your LASIK consultation! Isn’t it time to experience what better vision could be like?