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Corrective vision surgery such as LASIK can mean the freedom from glasses or contacts, but the surgery is not necessarily right for everyone.
To be eligible for LASIK surgery, patients must be at least 18 years old and in good general health. Other considerations include:
Eye health: Candidates should be free of eye diseases, and should not suffer from continuously dry eyes, eye infections or injury.
Nursing/pregnancy: Candidates should not be nursing or pregnant when undergoing the LASIK procedure. Hormones may affect the stability of your prescription, so pregnant or nursing women are not eligible to pursue LASIK surgery until three menstrual cycles after nursing has been discontinued.
Stable vision: Candidates’ vision must be stable for at least one year prior to the procedure date.
Contacts: Prior to your LASIK surgery consultation and LASIK procedure, you must not wear contact lenses for a certain length of time. This ensures corneal stability and accurate assessment of your prescription prior to the LASIK surgery procedure.
Corneal thickness also plays an important role in eligibility for LASIK surgery.
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