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Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

Understanding Your LASIK Candidacy - Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

LASIKPrescription: Our LASIK surgeon's experience enables him to treat a wide range of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.

There is perhaps nothing more important in the LASIK eye surgery process than determining your candidacy. If you are familiar with someone who has not had a good result the problems typically stem from poor judgement of candidacy. The candidacy process begins with a thorough eye health evaluation to check the overall health of your eye as well as the corneal thickness.

During your initial free LASIK screening, we will thoroughly examine your eyes and perform comprehensive testing to make sure that LASIK eye surgery is the right procedure for you. Corneal thickness and topography, will play a very important role in the LASIK candidacy process. Our office has specialized diagnostic equipment to accurately measure the cornea to determine its thickness in relation to the LASIK treatment that will be required. The cornea is the outer layer of the eye and consists of multiple layers. This corneal tissue is arranged in five basic layers, each having an important function. These five layers are: Epithelium, Bowman's Layer, Stroma, Descemet's Membrane, Endothelium

Basic LASIK candidacy requirements

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Must have a stable vision prescription
  • Must have a track record of healthy eyes
  • Must not have keratoconus
  • Must not have severe dry eye syndrome
  • Must not be pregnant with a baby
  • Must pass corneal thickness tests

Your decision to have LASIK laser vision correction depends on the results of a very thorough preoperative evaluation. On the day of your preoperative exam, we will complete multiple tests and points of evaluation including:

  • Corneal thickness testing
  • Pupil size measurement
  • Dry eye evaluation
  • Tests to analyze the shape of your cornea
  • Measure the level of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
  • Wavefront measurements
  • Complete dilated eye exam to review retina

No matter what your lifestyle is Long Island Eye Surgical Care will ensure that you have the most complete and proper eye exam possible. Our dedication to appropriate pre-operative examinations is critical for our excellent surgical track record. So if you are seeking LASIK in Long Island please take the first step and complete our LASIK self-evaluation test. A surgical coordinator will be contacting you shortly after this survey to discuss your answers and a possible in office consultation.