Are you considering LASIK Eye Surgery as a solution to correcting your vision, eliminating the need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses in order to see clearly? If so, Las Vegas LASIK Eye Surgery may be the wise choice.
To determine whether you are a good candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery, we recommend that you undergo a pre-evaluation (or pre-surgical exam) by one of our eye doctors at the optometry practice of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. Dr. Chandler and Dr. Davis, our two top-notch optometrists, are both qualified to assist you in making this important decision. LASIK Eye Surgery is a very safe and effective procedure for patients who qualify for the surgery. However, if the patient is not an ideal candidate for the surgery, not only will the benefit and effectiveness of the surgery decrease – the surgery could make your vision worse. It is for this reason that nearly every doctor will request that you have a thorough Las Vegas LASIK pre-evaluation to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery.
Our doctors are able to perform a thorough eye exam, beginning with gathering information about your medical history. If you have a vision prescription that has changed within the past two years, it may take some time before you can qualify for the surgery, in order to allow your vision to stabilize. Patients must be over 18 years of age. There are other treatments which can correct the vision of our younger patients; our eye doctors are more than willing to discuss these options with you. You will also need to have eyes which are healthy. The pre-evaluation will determine if your eyes are healthy enough to undergo LASIK Eye Surgery; there are some abnormalities which could disqualify a candidate from undergoing the procedure.
Another important part of your LASIK pre-operative process will take place at the ophthalmologist’s office where measurements are taken to ensure that your cornea is thick enough to withstand the surgery. During the LASIK procedure, an area will be cut in the cornea, through which the surgery is performed. LASIK Eye Surgery can correct degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Our optometrist will also make sure that you are well-informed about the risks of the surgery, and that you understand realistically what type of expectations you should have regarding the surgery. While there are a small number of candidates who do not qualify, most patients are typically approved for the surgery. For an appointment to meet with our eye doctor regarding Las Vegas LASIK Eye Surgery, contact us today.