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Posted on 06-14-2016

Are You a Candidate for LASIK? Our Corpus Christi Eye Doctor Can Help You Find Out

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LASIK can successfully correct common vision problems when performed on the right patients, but this popular procedure is not for everyone. Our Corpus Christi eye doctor can help you determine if LASIK is right for you.

Factors that Make You a Good Candidate for LASIK

Only an eye doctor can determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK. Our Corpus Christi eye doctor looks for certain criteria when recommending the surgery.

You must be at least 18 years old to undergo LASIK, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any LASIK lasers for use in people under the age of 18.

You have not needed a change in your eyeglass or contact prescription in at least one year.

You must be in good general health, free from certain health problems. When determining if you are a good candidate for LASIK, our doctor will ask if you have uncontrolled diabetes or certain types of vein disease. We will also ask about your medications and determine if you have a condition that might compromise your body’s immune response to the surgery.

 Eye health is an important factor, of course. You should be free of eye infections or injury, glaucoma, cataracts, keratoconus, corneal disease, certain nerve diseases affecting your eyes, dry eyes or other eye diseases.

You should not undergo LASIK surgery if you are nursing or pregnant, as hormones may affect the stability of your prescription. Our Corpus Christi LASIK care team may recommend that you wait three menstrual cycles after you stop nursing your baby.

Visit Our Corpus Christi Eye Doctor for a Consultation

If you are considering LASIK surgery, make an appointment for Corpus Christi LASIK care with Family Vision Associates. Our Corpus Christi eye doctor can help you determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. Family Vision Associates is located at 5431 Everhart Rd. in Corpus Christi, TX. Call us today at (361) 854-1833.

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