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Am I a LASIK or Laser Vision Correction Candidate?

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A thorough preoperative exam and consultation with a board certified ophthalmologist is the best way to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK and Laser Vision Correction Surgery. The initial pre-operative eye exam will measure the curvature of the eye, check corneal thickness, pupil size, tear production and stability of the refractive error. All of these factors are taken into consideration when determining if a patient is a candidate for laser eye surgery as well as which procedure is best for their individual case. Patients should use this opportunity to ask questions and discuss any lifestyle changes they need to make during their recovery period.

It is likely you are an excellent candidate for the LASIK procedure or Laser Vision Correction, if you meet the following conditions:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have a refractive error
  • Have healthy eyes that are free of eye disease or corneal abnormality (scars, infection, abnormal thinning, etc)
  • Stable eye prescription (have documented evidence that your refraction did not change by more than 0.50 to 1.0 diopter during the year prior to your preoperative examination)
  • Be informed of LASIK risk and benefits as compared to other available treatments for refractive error
  • Be able to lie flat without difficulty
  • Be able to tolerate topical anesthesia
  • Be willing to sign an informed consent form as provided by your eye care professional
  • Be able to maintain eye fixation accurately throughout the laser procedure
  • Not pregnant or nursing

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Laser Vision Correction Center
Mika Lundberg, ManagerTel: 212-979-4600

Address230 Second Avenue
1st Floor
New York, NY 10003

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