Skip to main content

Located at the corner of 3rd Ave and Harding St

Petty-Pink-Flowers-Clear-Sky-1280x853
Home » Eye Library » Vision Surgery » LASIK – Criteria for Success

LASIK – Criteria for Success

• Certain systemic and autoimmune diseases may be disqualifiers, too. Examples include rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, HIV and AIDS. Basically, if your body has any trouble with healing, your corneas may not heal properly after LASIK. Opinions vary among surgeons as to which diseases are automatic disqualifiers and which ones might pose acceptable risks in certain cases.
 
• Your prescription must be within certain limits. For example, very high amounts of myopia, which would require removal of too much corneal tissue, may preclude LASIK or make another type of refractive surgery a better option. For example, many surgeons feel a phakic IOL procedure provides a better visual outcome and poses less risk than LASIK for nearsighted prescriptions higher than -9.00 diopters.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for LASIK, visit our office for a comprehensive eye exam and refractive surgery consultation.

x

We are reopening for general eyecare as of June 1! Call us at 908-859-4433 to make an appointment.

When ordering contact lenses, we will waive the shipping fee, so there is no need to pick them up. Prescriptions can be extended on case-by-case basis. Call us at 908-859-4433 for more details. If you do need to pick contact lenses or glasses up, call us before. When you arrive, call us and we will bring them to you in the parking lot.