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Is LASIK Surgery Right for You?

There is not much we can do when we get frustrated with the Browns and their win/loss record.  It is frustrating to be stuck in traffic on the 480 bridge on a Friday afternoon.  You might even get frustrated when there is a long line at your favorite store at Crocker Park. But there is one frustration you might be able to avoid with LASIK treatments.

Frustrated with being dependent on glasses or contacts to be able to see clearly? The incredible results of LASIK surgery have been praised for years. But how do you know if this safe and painless surgery is right for you? If you have any of the following circumstances, be sure to talk to your primary eye doctor before scheduling an initial consultation with Lasik Vision Centers of Cleveland:

Medical conditions. There are several medical conditions that may make you ineligible for LASIK surgery because of their effect on your ability to heal. These might include rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. If you suffer from a dry eye condition, LASIK surgery may increase dryness and discomfort. If you have glaucoma, LASIK can raise eye pressure, making glaucoma worse.

Anatomic eye concerns. LASIK surgery may not be right for you if you have a thin cornea, an irregular corneal surface, or keratoconus (where the cornea bulges into a cone shape). Other eye anatomy that may not prove compatible with LASIK surgery include an abnormal lid position, deep-set eyes, or large pupils.

Vision issues. If your vision is consistently worsening or fluctuating, you may not be eligible for LASIK surgery. If you suffer from extreme nearsightedness, LASIK may not be effective. On the other end of the spectrum, if your vision is fairly good, you may not benefit from LASIK surgery.

Lifestyle choices. If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, wait to have LASIK surgery. Vision can fluctuate during and after pregnancy, so the results of LASIK become less certain. If you actively participate in contact sports such as martial arts or boxing where you will regularly receive blows to the face and eyes, LASIK may not be right for you.

Cost. Be sure you understand what your vision insurance does and does not cover before looking into LASIK surgery. Know that there are financing options available that can make having LASIK surgery fit within your budget.

If you have already spoken to your eye doctor about LASIK surgery and whether or not it is right for you, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team at LASIK Vision Centers of Cleveland.