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How bad do your eyes have to be to be considered a good candidate for lasik surgery?

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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
5 doctors agree

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Candidacy is based on many clinical factors determined during a full evaluation.
Among these factors are vision, prescription, shape of the eye, health of the eye, even family history can affect your candidacy. If your vision can be corrected but you do not want glasses/contacts, consider the procedure.How "bad" eyes have to be is really a personal decision, but candidacy is separately determined.

In brief: More to it

Candidacy is based on many clinical factors determined during a full evaluation.
Among these factors are vision, prescription, shape of the eye, health of the eye, even family history can affect your candidacy. If your vision can be corrected but you do not want glasses/contacts, consider the procedure.How "bad" eyes have to be is really a personal decision, but candidacy is separately determined.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. Matthew Rauen
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Itit depends

Thete is no limit on how low the prescription is.
However, you should discuss the options and implications with your surgeon. For example, having a prescription of -0.75 might be a good thing for some 45 year olds. While distance vision is not perfect, it is functional. This prescription should also help a person avoid reading glasses in the near term.

In brief: Itit depends

Thete is no limit on how low the prescription is.
However, you should discuss the options and implications with your surgeon. For example, having a prescription of -0.75 might be a good thing for some 45 year olds. While distance vision is not perfect, it is functional. This prescription should also help a person avoid reading glasses in the near term.
Dr. Matthew Rauen
Dr. Matthew Rauen
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