LASIK: A Modern Miracle for Many
The laser to correct vision was approved by the FDA in 1995. LASIK is performed to help people with refractive errors in their eyes (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism) see clearly without glasses or contacts. Millions of people have had LASIK worldwide. In fact, in 2002, LASIK became the world’s most common elective procedure. Most patients have achieved 20/20 vision or better after the procedure.
At Arizona Eye Specialists we have performed many LASIK procedures since date, but we do not recommend LASIK for every patient that wears glasses. Simply having a refractive error is not the only condition needed for LASIK. You must meet certain requirements in order for this to be a safe and effective procedure for you.
General LASIK Requirements
- 18 years or older
- Stable vision prescription for at least one year
- Free of eye disease or other interfering vision conditions
- Proper corneal thickness
- Good overall health
- Realistic expectations
- Full understanding of the potential risks
A comprehensive eye exam is necessary to determine if LASIK is right for your eyes. If you are considering LASIK vision correction, steer clear of any doctor who will perform the procedure without an eye exam, has no track record of success or absolutely guarantees you will achieve 20/20 vision. Our LASIK doctors at Arizona Eye Specialists will be up-front and honest about your eye health and will help you understand the vision results you should expect from LASIK.
We encourage you to contact us so you can learn more about your LASIK candidacy. You can ask questions and learn more about our LASIK technology, experience and results.