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Is my vision too bad for lasik to correct? My eyesight has been very bad all of my life, it scored -5.5 at my last check up. I have considered the option of lasik eye surgery, but i don't want to get my hopes up for having 20/20 vision afterward if it's n

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Lasik

Lasik can correct up to about -10 diopters as long as everything else is normal.
You should be able to consider this option. See a lasik surgeon for further evaluation.

In brief: Lasik

Lasik can correct up to about -10 diopters as long as everything else is normal.
You should be able to consider this option. See a lasik surgeon for further evaluation.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Andrew Doan
Ophthalmology

In brief: Do

Do you mean that your refraction or "glasses prescription" is -5.
50? If so, then you may be a candidate for refractive surgery if other parameters are okay. You'll need an eye exam to determine your corneal thickness, health of your cornea and eyes.

In brief: Do

Do you mean that your refraction or "glasses prescription" is -5.
50? If so, then you may be a candidate for refractive surgery if other parameters are okay. You'll need an eye exam to determine your corneal thickness, health of your cornea and eyes.
Dr. Andrew Doan
Dr. Andrew Doan
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Dr. Mark Golden
Ophthalmology

In brief: The

The only way to know for sure if you are a good potential candidate for lasik is to obtain an evaluation.
The decision is made based upon a combination of the degree of your correction associated with the thickness and curvature. If not a lasik candidate based on the thickness of your cornea, you may be a candidate for surface ablation prk which gets the same results as lasik. Other options include putting a lens in your eye in front of your own natural lens or removing your lens and replacing it with one to eliminate your need for glasses. I invite you to visit a lasik center to see if any of these options would work for you.

In brief: The

The only way to know for sure if you are a good potential candidate for lasik is to obtain an evaluation.
The decision is made based upon a combination of the degree of your correction associated with the thickness and curvature. If not a lasik candidate based on the thickness of your cornea, you may be a candidate for surface ablation prk which gets the same results as lasik. Other options include putting a lens in your eye in front of your own natural lens or removing your lens and replacing it with one to eliminate your need for glasses. I invite you to visit a lasik center to see if any of these options would work for you.
Dr. Mark Golden
Dr. Mark Golden
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