When Is LASIK Not for Me?

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woman-point-eyesLASIK corrective eye surgery can nearly eliminate your dependency on glasses and contacts in your day-to-day life. However, providing you with safe and effective results is our primary goal at Aloha Laser Vision, and LASIK unfortunately cannot meet everyone’s eye care needs. To determine your candidacy for LASIK surgery, one of our experienced doctors will conduct a thorough eye exam, take into account your medical history, and carefully listen to your goals and expectations.

The risks associated with LASIK surgery can be heightened, depending upon certain pre-existing conditions you may have, including:

  • Dry eyes
  • Thin corneas
  • Large pupils
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids)

In addition, if you have already undergone a previous refractive surgery, such as PRK or LASIK, you may not be an ideal candidate for a second laser vision correction procedure.

If you have had a change in your corrective eyewear prescription within the past year, you may need to wait to receive LASIK until this refractive instability subsides. There are also certain careers and contact sports that either prohibit LASIK surgery or increase risk factors, and an alternative to LASIK may better suit your unique needs. For more information about LASIK surgery and LASIK alternatives, or if you would like to schedule a free consultation to determine your candidacy, please contact our office today.

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