Frequently Asked Questions: Part Two

I’m in my 50’s and currently wear reading glasses, am I a candidate for LASIK?

If you have great distance vision and need readers for close work, yes, you could be a candidate for LASIK.  We offer free LASIK consultations where a technician will complete all the necessary measurements then you would meet Dr. Haddad where he would review the findings that same day.

Will Lasik help the glare from headlights in my night vision?

Although glaring and halos around lights are very normal after your procedure, these symptoms often resolve themselves after a week or two. There is evidence that Lasik may also reduce these symptoms. According to a 2009 study conducted by the US Navy’s Department of Refractive Surgery, up to 33% of patients who receive wavefront-guided Lasik will experience a decrease in halos and starbursts!

Will a fluctuating prescription disqualify me from LASIK?

It is common for your glasses or contact prescription to fluctuate during your adolescent and teen years. However, the fluctuating should be minimal before we consider treating your vision with LASIK. The FDA has approved LASIK to be performed on patients 18 of age and older, but making sure your vision has stabilized will ensure results possible.

Can I have Lasik if I had eye surgery before?

Even if you have had refractive surgery in the past, you could still be a candidate for laser vision correction. The type of surgery and how recently you received it may determine what type of procedure you are a good candidate for. For patients with a history of RK (Radial Keratotomy) and CK (Conductive Keratoplasty) we may not be able to perform LASIK with the flap but instead perform surface treatment called LASEK (Laser epithelial keratomileusis). The only way to know for sure is through a consultation appointment. Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

If you have a history of previous Lasik or laser vision correction, just let us know how recently you had the procedure, and where it was performed. We can let you know right away if a consultation is right for you.

Originally posted September 2017

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Amanda helps patients improve their lives through the power of LASIK. A patient coordinator at Laser Eye Institute, Amanda assists patients through every step in their start-to-vision journey.