LASIK Candidates

A Good LASIK Candidate

Not everyone is a perfect patient for LASIK or PRK. It is important to consult with a qualified laser correction surgeon to determine your candidacy. To get started, fill out our self-test questionnaire below!

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Traits of a Good LASIK Candidate

It is important for all patients to be screened by an eye care professional before any type of refractive procedure. Some important characteristics of a good LASIK patient include:

  • Proper age – Patients must be at least 18 years old for nearsightedness correction and at least 21 years old for farsightedness and astigmatism correction
  • Visual stability – Vision and corrective prescription must remain stable for one year before LASIK or other laser vision correction procedure
  • Corneal shape – Patients must have the correct corneal curvature
  • Healthy eyes – A thorough eye examination must determine that, other than the refractive error, the patient’s eyes are healthy
  • Ability to heal – Patients with any condition that could hinder proper healing are not eligible
  • Not be Pregnant or nursing
  • Not have a degenerative or autoimmune disease
  • Not show signs of keratoconus (degenerative eye disease)
  • Not suffer from ocular herpes (herpes of the eye)
  • Not have connective tissue disease or severe atopic disease

Take the Vision Correction Candidate Self Test


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1. Do you have trouble seeing far away or up close?
Up closeFar away

2. How interested are you in being able to play sports without glasses and contacts?
It's very important to me NOT to wear glasses for activities such as sports.It's not important to me. I do not mind wearing glasses.

3. What is your age?
Under 2121 - 4041 - 6970+

4. Are you interested in seeing well up close (reading) without glasses?
It's very important to me NOT to wear reading glasses.It's not important to me. I do not mind wearing reading glasses to see things up close.

5. Do you wear contact lenses or glasses?
GlassesContact Lenses

6. Would your career or business activities improve if you were to become less dependent on glasses and contacts?
YesNoMaybe

7. Over 98% of LASIK patients see 20/40 or better after surgery. The results of LASIK laser vision correction have been tremendous for literally millions of people. Despite the amazing safety and results of this procedure there are associated risks. Are you willing to discuss these risks with our LASIK coordinator?
YesNo