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Should I Get Lasik Eye Surgery To Correct My Nearsightedness At Age 18
You can: You certainly do not have to have lasik to improve your vision, but by 18 you become a candidate for the procedure (assuming that your prescription has not been changing significantly and there are no other issues related to your eyes). If you would like to know whether you can take advantage of laser eye surgery, visit an ophthalmologist who specializes in lasik for a (often) free consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are: Parameters that must be measured to see if you would be a good candidate for lasik. You need to see an ophthalmologist to measure these parameters then determine if you could have it done. Correcting the distance vision will make it so you will need glasses to focus to read, close up. ...Read more
Should I get lasik eye surgery to correct my nearsightedness if i'm already in my 20's, or wait a few years?
What will my vision be after lasik surgery? I am severely nearsighted and currently wear glasses that correct my vision to nearly 20/20. I am concerned that laser eye surgery will not be able to restore my vision to that level. Can lasik return my vision
If : If your ophthalmologist feels that you qualify for lasik surgery, then there is a good chance that you will reach the 20/20 level after lasik surgery, as over 90% of patients undergoing lasik reach 20/20 after surgery. However, not everyone qualifies for lasik (especially those patients with high levels of nearsightedness such as over -10.0 d) and not everyone achieves 20/20 vision. My advice would be to have your eyes evaluated and then ask your surgeon to give you an estimate of what your particular chances are for reaching 20/20. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I wear eyeglasses for distance. If I get cataract surgery to replace the lens, only, will I still need eyeglasses after cataract surgery?
Can lasik make cataract surgery hard later in life? What info should I keep around in case I do need future cataract surgery?
Possibly: Depends on what they are correcting. Ask yoru doctor. ...Read more
Potential, 4 awhile: Depending on your unique corneal variables ( astigmatism, level of myopia/hyperopia, corneal thickness, posterior corneal curvature) if all acceptable, then you have about an 95 to 98% chance to be out of your corrective spectacle/contact lenses. At least for awhile anyway. As you age, other factors enter the glasses freedom era, such as presbyopia, cataracts, corneal elasticity changes. ...Read more
I am having cataract surgery. My optometrist told me my multifocal lens implant will cost me $5000 per eye and I have to pay before. Is this correct?
Prices vary: Multifocal lenses do cost extra and are not covered by health insurance. They are not mandatory but can be very helpful if you are trying to achieve independence from glasses. The price is a combination of surgeon fees and the cost of the lens. The price is dependent on the market in the area and is variable. There's nothing wrong with price shopping. Just make sure you go with a great surgeon.. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
18 yrs of age: Usually lasik is performed on individuals 18 yrs or older with a stable refraction for at least 1 yr. If your vision is still changing, then you are not a good candidate for lasik and should wait until your prescription has stablized and remained so for at least 1 yr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm over a year post lasik and still have halos/starbursts at night. I don't want to have an enhancement, will prescription glasses correct my vision?
I am a high uncorrected myope. Corrected: 20/20. If I get cataracts removed, will I have 20/20 if I do not get lasik with cataract surgery?
Depends: Your eyesight corrects to 20/20 which is a good prognostic indicator of good central vision. How you are corrected is important. Do you have astigmatism? Do you wear a special type of contact lens 4 your best 20/20 vision? Cataract vision outcomes are very good. A variety of Intraocular lenses are available to achieve the best uncorrected vision, & yes, sometimes LASIK can enhance the outcome ...Read more
Should anew prescription be given to you before cataract surgery? I am having cataract surgery;the optemetrist has examantion my eyes stated i need them removed then he gives me a prescription before surgery. My vision will change, am i correct,
Likely reading glass: If you are already wearing reading glasses or bifocals before lasik, you will likely still need glasses for near after. Lasik typically corrects the distance vision permanently. After age 40, near vision still needs an additional reading glass correction. There is an option to purposely undercorrect one eye (leaving it near sighted) to allow spectacle free vision - this is called monovision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 or older: Laser vision correction (lasik) is the most common surgery to correct vision. It is approved by the fda for treatment on those who are 18 or over. The reasoning behind this cutoff is that the eye's shape and therefore prescription continue to change until one is about 18. For this reason age and prescription stability are both important prior to having lasik. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an astigmatism in my right eye , the eye doctor said only need to wear my glasses at night when I'm driving Can I get lazy eye or blind worried?
I have high correction and astigmatism. Will I still need to wear glasses after my cataracts surgery?
Not necessrily: Depends on the surgeon, measurements, type of lens. You may be able to eliminate the need for glasses after surgery, both far and near. You may only need them for near. The more astigmatism and correction you have does decrease the odds of an outcome where you do not need glasses, but still is very possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my eye power is bc 8.5/sph -6.00 cyl -1.75/ax 180can I opt for lasik eye surgery?
Maybe: The amount of correction you have can be corrected by LASIK. Unfortunately, that is not the only factor that would determine if LASIK surgery is an option. The cornea needs to be thick enough for that amount of correction. The cornea also needs to be free from abnormalities that would prohibit LASIK. The eyeglass correction also needs to be stable for over a year. Ask your eye Doctor. ...Read more
How old should I be to get an eye surgery? I have astigmatism and i'm getting tired of using glasses and contact lenses
Vision surgery: There is no set age limit for when you can get laser corrective surgery (e.g., lasik, lasek, prk), but generally speaking it's best to have your eyeglass prescription stabilize (not change) for at least a year. That way your eyes will be less likely to outgrow this rather expensive surgery. You should also be screened by a refractive surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Holding Objects Closer To Read (Definition)
Nearsightedness is a symptom where a person has trouble seeing clearing faraway objects. ...Read more
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