Is LASIK Surgery Right for You?
LASIK surgery can be life-changing for some people with vision troubles, but it's not right for everyone. If you are interested in LASIK, our eye doctor will evaluate your vision to determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for LASIK. Before you go looking to undergo eye surgery in Gardena, you'll want to run down our checklist. If you believe you’re a good candidate, we'd love to see you at Century Eye Care.
LASIK Surgery Checklist
- You have severe nearsightedness or a high refractive error. Not all vision problems justify the risk of eye surgery. Slight astigmatism, for instance, might not justify LASIK. If you only need to wear glasses or contacts now and then, such as when reading small print, LASIK might not be right for you.
- Your vision problem is not simply the result of aging. Many candidates over the age of forty find that LASIK is not right for them as their vision problems are simply a matter of normal deterioration over time. LASIK is great for correcting major issues, but it's not intended to help with the gradual process of getting older.
- You do not have a disqualifying health condition. These can include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, cataracts, and certain eye infections within the last year.
If you pass these criteria, the next step is to talk with our eye doctor. You will not know for sure if you are a good candidate for LASIK until you discuss it with an ophthalmologist in Gardena. After you have been cleared by our ophthalmologist, you will be referred to a specialist to perform the surgery.
Ophthalmologist in Gardena
At Century Eye Care, we have years of experience helping our patients decide whether or not LASIK is right for them. For more information on qualifying for LASIK, the benefits of the procedure, or to schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologist, call us at (310) 767-7814.