Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?
Want to know if LASIK procedure is right for you? Then there a few factors that one needs to discuss with their ophthalmologists before considering this procedure. Every patient is different and factors such as refractive error, general eye health and other factors are all to be discussed with your ophthalmologist. Our team of expert ophthalmologists will recommend which treatment option is best suited for you.
To discover if you can lead a life without glasses and contacts, you need to book an appointment at Hashmanis Group of Hospitals, where we will evaluate you using safe and painless diagnostic testing to determine the treatment that suits you best.
At Hashmanis hospital, we treat a number of eye conditions and those who are not eligible for LASIK procedure, may be given an alternative options to help them get free from glasses and contact lenses.
Let go of those glasses and contacts! Let us help you see the world with a new perspective. With the aid of Laser vision correction many types of eye conditions can also be treated.
Following are the eye conditions that can be rectified through our laser procedure.
Myopia is an eye condition also referred as nearsightedness, in which a patient can see near objects clearly but not distant objects as they appear blurry. This only happens when a person’s eyes are longer than usual thus preventing them from looking at a distance.
Another common eye condition is Hyperopia, or farsightedness. This is when the patient is having difficulty in looking at the objects that are nearby compared to the objects that are at a distance. In Hyperopia, the size of the eye is shorter than a normal-sized one, making the viewer face difficulty in viewing nearby objects.
In Astigmatism the objects at near or far, both distances become blurry. This is mainly due to the irregular shape of the cornea (eye lens). The shape of the Astigmatic eye resembles a football and not a sphere.
Presbyopia (Reading Vision)
Presbyopia is one of the most common eye conditions that progresses with age, once they cross 40. In this the patient has difficulty in focusing on small details, like fine print. Presbyopia patients usually wear reading glasses to see small objects more clearly.
Cataract is a clouding of the lens that affects vision of the eye. It is one of the most common medical condition associated with aging. By the age of 80, most of the people have a cataract or have had gone cataract surgery.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease which is very common in people around the world and often begins in adolescence and adulthood which most people are not aware of.
Glaucoma is amongst the leading causes of blindness in the world. Glaucoma results when the optic nerve becomes damaged, which connects the eye to the brain.
Many patients facing vision correction visit Hashmanis Hospital to get treated. However, there are some factors that could affect your eligibility, including:
- Your Eye’s Health
This concerns dry eye syndrome, conjunctivitis (commonly known as pink eye) or other types of eye infection.
- Your Corneal Parameters
A painless procedure which will help us determine the health of your cornea. With the assessment of the corneal anatomy and biomechanics, the surgeon will be able to decide whether you can safely undergo this procedure or not.
Pregnant women are not eligible for LASIK surgery. Please inform your ophthalmologist, if you are pregnant—or are planning on becoming pregnant. Nursing moms, on the other hand, may be candidates, but should speak to their doctors beforehand to rule out any risk.
- Pre-Existing Conditions
If you have certain pre-existing conditions, like rheumatological conditions (such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis), then you are not permitted to undergo this procedure.
Patients between 18 to 70 years of age can avail LASIK procedure but for people younger than 18, our surgeons personally prefer waiting because with time as you get older, your prescription may change.
From reading vision correction procedures, implantable contact lenses, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) or Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL), if you’re not a candidate for LASIK, we’ve got you covered. Although if you are not be a candidate for LASIK, you might be well-suited for another type of vision correction procedures we offer.
A self-assessment slider known as Eyesight Simulator to help you evaluate how the laser vision correction can improve your vision. Select a prescription that is in accordance with your eye prescription and move the slider to see how life can look.
Ready to change your life? Book a free, no-obligation consultation today!