Are you tired of relying on glasses or contacts to see correctly? Would you love to be able to see clearly without correction? If so, you should consider having LASIK surgery at Benefield Eye Care in Gulfport. If you are considering LASIK, you should understand what the surgery involves. Here are some frequently asked questions patients have about LASIK.
What Is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK is a laser surgical procedure that gently reshapes your cornea, allowing you to see well without glasses or contacts.
What Conditions Can LASIK Treat?
LASIK surgery can treat common refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
What Makes Me a Good Candidate For LASIK?
Before you can have the surgery, you need an exam to ensure that you are a good candidate. There are several things that our eye doctors will check for, including:
- Eye maturity: LASIK cannot be performed until your eyes have reached maturity, which occurs around the age of 18.
- Eye health: To be a good candidate, your eyes must be healthy. You won't be a good candidate if you have glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or dry eye syndrome.
- Overall health: Your overall health will determine whether or not you would be a good candidate for the procedure. If you are pregnant or nursing, you will need to wait to have LASIK. If you have an autoimmune disease, it will be difficult to heal from the surgery, making you a poor candidate. Finally, if you have diabetes, you would not be a good candidate.
- Your prescription: Your eyeglass prescription will determine if you would be a good candidate for LASIK. This procedure can correct up to -12.00 of nearsightedness, +6.00 of farsightedness, and up to 6.00 if you have astigmatism.
Contact Us for LASIK Surgery from Our Gulfport Ophthalmologist
If you are considering LASIK and want to know if you are a good candidate, schedule an appointment with Benefield Eye Care in Gulfport. Our optometrist will perform an eye exam to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If LASIK is right for you, our ophthalmologist will perform the LASIK procedure at your next appointment. Contact us for your next eye exam or to learn more about how we can support your vision and eye health.