Why a Consultation is Important
A consultation is crucial to making sure that you’re a good candidate for laser eye surgery. We do a full medical assessment of your eyes to make sure that you will get the most from laser eye surgery. We also make sure your eyes are healthy enough for surgery, which includes evaluating your:
- Eye health
- Corneal thickness
- Stable vision
- Overall health
To proceed with laser eye surgery, you must be over eighteen years old and be in good health. Your eyes must be healthy and free from injury or infections, such as pink eye. Those with eye conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, keratoconus, or retinal and optic nerve diseases are not candidates for eye surgery.
Pregnancy is another consideration. If you are pregnant, you must wait up to six months postpartum, as hormonal changes can alter the shape of your cornea. Finally, your prescription must be stable for at least one year before you have laser surgery.