Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic Offers LASIK Surgery Evaluations
LASIK eye surgery has become a popular option for individuals who require eyeglasses or contact lenses for refractive errors in vision. However, not everyone is an appropriate candidate for the procedure. At Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic in Longmont, CO, we can provide a comprehensive eye exam and LASIK evaluation to see if you are a good candidate for this surgery.
What is LASIK Vision Correction Surgery?
Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, shortened to LASIK, is a procedure that re-shapes the cornea of the eyes to produce clearer vision. The procedure involves making a small incision on the cornea and changing its shape to make it more rounded—a necessary feature for normal visual acuity.
Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK Surgery?
Children’s visual acuity changes frequently during their growing years. Vision experts recommend that individuals undergoing LASIK surgery be at least 18 years old to ensure that their vision has stabilized. In adults, vision should be stable for at least one year. Candidates should be in good general health without medical problems that may affect the eyes, such as diabetes or autoimmune diseases. They should be free of eye infections or other problems. The candidate should not be pregnant or nursing because hormonal changes will affect the condition of the eyes.
Our Optometrist Can Provide a LASIK Evaluation
LASIK can help individuals who are nearsighted, farsighted, and those who have astigmatism. Our eye doctor will provide tests for visual acuity, eye muscle alignment, pupil size, corneal thickness, and corneal topography. These tests determine if your vision can be successfully improved by LASIK surgery.
Visit Our Clinic for a LASIK Evaluation
Our optometrists and staff at Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic combine their knowledge of optometry and years of experience to provide superior vision care for our patients in Longmont, CO, and nearby communities. We offer a range of vision services, including LASIK consultations. Call our office today at (303) 651-2020 to make an appointment with one of our eye doctors to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery.
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