Who Is Considered A Good Candidate For Laser Eye Surgery?

The warmer weather is finally making an entrance, and many of us are beginning to plan our summer activities. There are so many outdoor activities to choose from, including hiking, going to the beach, playing tennis, and so on. As someone that enjoys outdoor activities, you may have considered getting laser eye surgery to enjoy these activities more freely. Did you know that as of 2016, more than 21 million people worldwide enjoyed the benefits of laser vision correction? The number has to have gone up significantly in 2023. After getting LASIK, people tend to feel free. They feel free from having to think about putting on contact lenses or taking a pair of prescription sunglasses along and having to keep switching to be able to see clearly. 

If you’re considering getting LASIK but aren’t sure if you’d be a suitable candidate for the surgery, our ophthalmologist can help determine if you would be a suitable candidate. We would examine you and take various aspects into consideration, including your specific refractive error, general eye health, and other factors. Every patient is different and has their own individual needs, and we would recommend the best treatment option that is best suited to you and your eyes.

Did you know that just over 50% of Canadians have some form of visual impairment? Laser eye surgery can correct your eye condition and free you from wearing contacts or glasses. If you have any of the following eye conditions, it may be corrected by LASIK.

  1. Myopia, also known as nearsightedness. This condition allows you to see close objects clearly, but objects further away appear blurry. This happens when the eyeball grows too long or when there are problems with the shape of your cornea or lens.
  2. Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness. This is when the eye has trouble seeing objects that are close by but can register objects further away more clearly.
  3. Astigmatism is when light enters the eye but does not focus on a single point, resulting in blurriness.

Patients who usually get laser eye surgery are between 18 to 70 years of age. For people younger than 18, it is suggested that patients wait to get laser eye surgery as their prescription may change as they get older.

If you’re tired of relying on glasses or contact lenses to enjoy Vancouver’s outdoor activities, exploring whether LASIK is a good option for you may be a great solution. It could be a freeing feeling to enjoy these activities without having to think about carrying extra pairs of contact around with you.

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Contact us today to book your LASIK eye surgery consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have and discuss your options.