Am I a Candidate for Refractive or Laser Eye Surgery?
Refractive or laser eye surgery is not right for everyone. The qualifications of a good candidate for refractive or laser eye surgery generally include:
At least 18 years of age
vision over at least the past year No history or findings of corneal disease
No significant medical or eye problems, such as previous corneal ulcers,
keratoconus (a progressive thinning of the cornea), diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, or glaucoma Not
pregnant or nursing Eyeglass prescription within certain limits set by your eye surgeon
A good candidate also is one who, despite expecting improved vision, will still be OK with the idea of having to wear glasses under certain situations, such as when driving at night.
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