Pre-LASIK Surgery Education
The primary objective of your consultation is to determine whether you are a candidate for laser eye surgery, and if so, which procedure is most appropriate for you. We will educate you about why LASIK surgery is or is not right for you, and about the benefits and risks associated with this type of surgery.
Before LASIK surgery, we will help you understand what results you can reasonably expect after the procedure, given your particular prescription and individual circumstances. Remember that scheduling a consultation DOES NOT obligate you to move forward with the procedure.
Candidates for Laser Vision Eye Surgery Should Generally:
- Be at least 18 years of age or older
- Have stable vision for a year prior to the procedure
- Be free of certain diseases of the cornea and retina
- Be in good general health
Determination for LASIK candidacy has to be made on an individual basis, taking into consideration your medical history, prescription and other health factors. We recommend (before LASIK surgery) that you take advantage of TLC's complimentary pre-procedure consultation at one of our laser vision eye surgery centers. This consultation, or a similar screening from a TLC-affiliated doctor, is mandatory before LASIK surgery at TLC Laser Eye Centers.
If the eye doctor determines you are not a good LASIK candidate today, you may still be a good candidate in the future. The technology for laser eye surgery is constantly being enhanced, enabling people with higher and more difficult prescriptions to be good LASIK candidates. Laser eye surgery is not for everyone, however, and some patients (those with certain diseases of the eye involving the cornea and retina) will never be candidates. The best way for you to find out is by having a thorough, no-obligation LASIK consultation at TLC Laser Eye Centers.