A 29-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what conditions do i have to meet to be eligible for lasik?

5 doctor answers
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Lasik: Prescription within range, normal corneal shape and thickness, reasonable expectations.
Answered on Mar 1, 2019
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Only a few: Most people can have laser vision correction to improve their eyesight. To find out if you are a candidate, see a surgeon who does these procedures. In many cases, this initial visit is done with no cost to you and only takes a few minutes.
Answered on Apr 24, 2013
1
1 thank
Dr. William Trattler
28 years experience LASIK Surgery
LASIK: A comprehensive eye exam is required to determine if you are a candidate for lasik, including topography, refraction, corneal thickness and a dilated exam. Most surgeons provide a free consultation. Good luck!
Answered on Feb 3, 2018
4
4 thanks
Dr. Jodi Luchs
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
Healthy Eyes: A complete evaluation is required to determine of you are a good candidate for lasik. The eyes need to be healthy, have a stable prescription within treatable parameters, and there must be no signs of corneal or ocular disorders which may interfere with healing or vision. Most surgeons provide a complimentary consultation for lasik surgery.
Answered on Feb 3, 2018
2
2 thanks
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
LASIK: To qualify for LASIK surgery, you need a work up that includes medical history and eye exam to rule out systemic or eye disease that can interfere with proper healing. Stable glasses prescription. Measurements of the thickness and curvatures of the cornea (pachymetry and topography). Above all, you must have a reasonable understanding and expectation of possible results. Good luck!
Answered on Aug 10, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
28 years experience LASIK Surgery
LASIK answer: Not all patients are eligible for lasik. There are many situations where lasik is not an appropriate choice, such as patients with visually signific ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
21 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The procedure itself is painless (although you will feel some pressure). In the few days after, you will have some scratchiness but you shouldn't have ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Laser vision help: Lasik is an acronym developed as a sort of marketing tool since it sounds so "cool". The technique of lasik involves using a laser to sculpt the fron ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Lasik is performed to decrease one's dependence on glasses. It has an excellent safety record. One must first see an eye doctor to see if they are a ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month