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How to tell if I qualify for laser eye surgery?

Have a thorough exam. Many factors determine if you are a good candidate. You should have a healthy eye (no optic nerve, retinal, lens or corneal problems). Your refraction has been stable for a period of time and you are able to be out of contacts until one is achieved. You don't have any systemic inflammatory problems that could jeopardize healing. Read more...
Get a consult. Get a consult with an experienced laser vision correction surgeon. There are many variables to be considered in making the decision as to whether a particular patient is a good candidate. Most laser surgeons will be the consultation for no charge. Find one in your area and go for it. . Read more...

Could you tell me what happens if you blink during laser eye surgery?

Eye is held open. When i perform laser vision correction, I use a device called an eyelid speculum to gently hold the eye open so blinking becomes a non-issue. Read more...
Eye is held open. There need be no concern about blinking during laser eye surgery as the eye is held open. During laser vision correction, most lasers also have a tracker which will follow the eye when it moves. Read more...

Could you please tell me where is the best place to have a laser eye surgery?

Laser eye center. Ask a local ophthalmologist or optometrist. Your best bet is to see someone who has performed hundreds if not thousands of procedures. I had mine done by a highly trained ophthalmologist at a laser eye center near my home. Read more...

Can you tell me the difference between laser eye surgery and the one where they use a blade?

Safety and expense. Laser surgery is generally more precise and safer than surgery done by blade. Many eye operations however can only be done by blade. In situations where the operation can be done by blade or laser, the laser is generally more expensive. Sometimes the expense is justified, sometimes not. Read more...
Different techniques. In refractive surgery such as lasik, a flap is created in the cornea prior to the vision correction with laser. There are 2 ways to make the flap: with a blade called a microkeratome and with a laser called a femtosecond laser. Both techniques can yield excellent results. The laser may be able to make slightly more accurate and thinner flaps which may have some advantages. Read more...
Lasik. For lasik, a laser or a blade can be used to create the flap. Once the flap is created, it is lifted and an excimer laser corrects the prescription. The femtosecond laser for flap creation is the most advanced safest method for flap creation. Read more...

Can you please tell me why it'sa bad idea to get laser eye surgery at 15?

Eyes still developin. Your eyes are still growing and so lasik may be a waste of money if your eyes are still changing. Legally, lasik was only tested on adults. Read more...
Timing for LASIK. The eye continues to change until the body stops growing. The key is to wait until the eyeglass prescription stops changing. For girls they may be candidates as early as 18 and boys may need to wait until they are 22 or 23. Read more...

Tell me more about laser eye surgery for nearsightedness?

It works. It is a good option for people who want to reduce their need for glasses or contacts. It is well-established, readily available and reasonably priced. What's holding you up? Read more...

Can you tell me, are optician jobs getting smaller and smaller because of laser eye surgery?

NO. Laser eye surgery does not mean you will never need eye glasses. All individuals will develop a condition called presbyopia (the inability to focus at near) around age 40+. This is caused by changes in the lens of the eye that ultimately lead to a cataract. The vision may change with this condition as well, requiring corrective lenses. Read more...

Can you tell me what you suggest if I'm nearsighted and my eyes are still getting worse, would they get worse after laser eye surgery?

Need to be stable. If your eyes are changing then you should wait on laser surgery. Discuss this with an ophthalmologist who performs laser surgery. All eyes change over time; and most studies show that laser does not change the rate of change. Read more...