Many people are blessed with perfect vision and may need almost no eyesight correction until later in their lives. However, for many others who have to depend on glasses or contact lenses, LASIK can be a boon in disguise as it enables them to get rid of all their vision issues. It is no surprise that LASIK is so popular. You may have heard about how easy life becomes after LASIK and how liberating it is to get freedom from the hassle of using contacts and glasses.
It is not a surprise that many glasses wearers are considering this surgery to get rid of daily issues related to vision. Although LASIK can be truly life-changing for people who can be considered as good candidates for this surgery, not everyone is an ideal candidate for LASIK. If you wear corrective glasses or lenses and are thinking whether LASIK is a good option for you, here are a few things you need to consider:
- LASIK surgery is suitable if you have a moderate degree of refractive error and have no unusual vision-related issues.
- Your surgeon will determine if you have any kind of progressive deterioration of vision.
- You should also not have any eye infections like uveitis, herpes simplex affecting the eye area or Keratitis.
- If you have dry eyes, LASIK is likely to worsen the condition.
- Any kind of eye injuries or eyelid disorders must not be detected.
- If your pupils are large, especially in dim light, LASIK may not be a good option for you as such a condition can worsen causing ghost imagery, glare, halos or starbursts.
- Glaucoma does not directly affect LASIK. However, during LASIK surgery blood pressure can shoot up, making Glaucoma worse.
- If your eye has a cataract, you may not be suitable for LASIK.
- Patients suffering from nearsightedness or those who have been diagnosed with a high refractive error may not be suitable candidates simply because the possible benefits of LASIK do not justify the risks.
- If you have a good overall vision and need glasses for only specific scenarios, getting a LASIK may not be worth the risk.
- If your lifestyle comprises participation in high-risk contact sports like martial arts, LASIK may not be a good option for you.
- In addition, several lifestyle health ailments such as chronic blood pressure, diabetes, chronic pain, depression, diseases or conditions that affect your immune system can increase the risks associated with LASIK and may not be worth the risk.
If you are thinking about getting correctional LASIK surgery done, speak to the panel of optometrists and eye doctors at Orangeville Optometric Centre who specializes in vision-related issues. Their team will perform a detailed examination to determine whether LASIK eye surgery is fit for you. Need freedom from your contacts and prescription glasses? Contact Orangeville Optometric Centre today!