If you’ve spent your life wearing glasses or contact lenses, it may be time for a change! If you are one of the millions of people who are considering LASIK eye surgery, now is the time to schedule a consultation with a LASIK surgeon, and take that first exciting step toward ditching the corrective lenses for good! However, as with any surgical treatment, there are probably questions you want to ask your LASIK surgeon before you schedule your procedure. Here are some of the most commonly-asked questions about LASIK, along with their answers. Be sure to get detailed information from your LASIK surgeon prior to treatment so you know exactly what to expect.
Is age a factor when it comes to LASIK treatment?
While age isn’t necessarily a factor of successful treatment results, some LASIK surgeons feel that an ideal candidate for the procedure is between 25-55 years of age. Older and younger patients have also been known to experience high levels of success; however, the treatment is only FDA-approved for people over 18 years of age.
Will the results of my LASIK surgery last for life?
Because eyes continue to age right along with the rest of your body, there is a chance that you may need additional LASIK surgery down the road. However, a number of patients who have undergone LASIK treatment report a vast improvement in their vision for years after their surgery. Your LASIK surgeon can give you a better idea of how long you can potentially expect results to last following your initial exam.
I can’t miss much work. How long will it take me to recover from LASIK treatment?
It can take several weeks to fully recover, and several months to experience the full benefits of your LASIK treatment. Generally speaking, however, you will be able to see well enough to perform everyday tasks after just a couple of days.
I’m diabetic. Does that rule me out as a LASIK candidate?
Unfortunately, diabetes and other conditions such as autoimmune diseases, eye disease, and certain eye injuries may reduce your viability as a LASIK candidate. Your LASIK surgeon can let you know for sure whether you are eligible for LASIK treatment following your comprehensive initial consultation exam.
LASIK treatment gives you a chance to see things clearly, without the aid of glasses or contacts. Be sure to discuss the procedure in detail with your LASIK surgeon so you can feel confident and relaxed about your decision to undergo LASIK laser eye surgery