Am I A Good Candidate For LASIK?
Summer may be over, but that means it’s time to plan for next year’s adventures! If you’re held back by the confines of glasses or contacts, this isn't always easy. Want to make 2019 your best year yet? Keep reading to find out if you could be a good candidate for LASIK at Metro Eye Care!
Are You Still In High School?
You might not realize it, but LASIK is a big deal. Any procedure that causes your eyes trauma should be thought about carefully. Did you know that you can't get LASIK if you're still in high school? Sorry teenagers! LASIK can't be performed unless the patient is at least 18 years old.
When you go through puberty, your hormones are constantly changing. This even applies to your eyes. With unstable hormones, your prescription is not stable. This is why LASIK surgeons will not allow teenagers to get LASIK. Most LASIK surgeons prefer their LASIK patients to get LASIK in their mid to late twenties. This is to make sure your eyes have stabilized, and won't change.
Do You Suffer From An Autoimmune Disorder?
If the answer is yes, it's likely that you are not a good candidate for LASIK. Although LASIK is a low-risk procedure, it is still a surgery. Individuals who suffer from autoimmune disorders are more likely to develop complications.
If you are not a good candidate for LASIK, there are other vision correction procedures that may be a better fit. To get LASIK, it's best if you are in relatively good health and have the ability to heal quickly.
Do You Have Refractive Errors?
This may seem like a silly question, but it's legitimate! To get LASIK, you need to have refractive errors. Refractive errors include conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. If your refractive errors are too small, LASIK is not worth it. The same also goes for having stronger prescriptions.
LASIK is a vision correction procedure but it cannot correct every refractive error. For some patients, their prescriptions may be too strong for LASIK. If this is the case, a LASIK surgeon or eye doctor can recommend another procedure that may be a better fit.
Are You Ready To Save Money?
When people are considering LASIK, the cost is one of the first things that comes up. This can be prohibitive depending on how you look at it! What's important to remember is that LASIK is an investment. Over time, you will save money because you will no longer have to pay for contacts or glasses.
We say that LASIK is an investment because you will save money in the long term. Right now, you are probably paying hundreds of dollars, each year on contacts. You may buy a new pair of glasses every two or three years. Over time, that is adding up. LASIK is the smarter option!
The other thing to remember is Metro Eye Care offers LASIK financing! We have multiple payment options available to make affording LASIK easier.
Consider discussing your payment and financing options at a LASIK consultation! Schedule your appointment today!