LASIK Candidacy

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Am I a LASIK Candidate?

LASIK vision correction is the most common type of refractive eye procedure performed in the US and at TVLC we have safely and successfully performed thousands of these life-changing procedures.

However, some patients are not ideal candidates for LASIK because of their specific eye anatomy or other factors that could negatively impact the surgery or healing process. In order for TVLC to determine your eligibility for LASIK, you will undergo a comprehensive (and painless!) screening of your eyes.

Our primary goal at TVLC is patient safety and comfort and we won’t compromise your eye health under any circumstances. Every patient is different as we were all created with small differences in our anatomy. The extensive testing you will undergo helps our surgeon and you make the best surgical decision for your unique situation.

LASIK Surgery Requirements

  • Stable Vision:

Your vision must be stable (this means your glasses/contacts prescription must not have changed in the last year).

  • Overall Eye Health

You must not have a history of severe dry eye syndrome, herpes eye infections, cornea scarring or an autoimmune disorder such as Lupus or Sjogren’s Syndrome, or other diseases that may impact the healing process. You and your surgeon will discuss your relevant medical history at your evaluation.

  • Pregnancy

You cannot be pregnant OR nursing on the day of your surgery. You will be given medication that may be harmful to your baby.

  • Physiology

Thin corneas, irregular topography or significant deficiency may make a patient ineligible for LASIK. Our trained care team will conduct tests on your eyes to ensure you are candidate for LASIK at TVLC. In the case of extremely high nearsighted patients, or those with genetically thin corneas, PRK may be a better option.

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