A 39-year-old member asked:
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how bad are your eyes supposed to be to be able to get laser eye surgery?

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Dr. Patrick Chan
12 years experience Lasik Surgery
It depends: You will need to speak to your refractive surgeon to see if you are a candidate. The newer lasers are very effective in treating both high myopia and hyperopia. Even if you are not a candidate for laser vision correction, there are other options for vision correction.
Answered on Jun 6, 2013

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