Are You a Candidate?
Can you answer 'yes' to the following questions?
- I have healthy eyes.
- I am not pregnant or nursing.
- I am at least 18 years old and nearsighted.
- I am at least 21 years old with an astigmatism or am farsighted.
- My vision has been stable for the last year.
- I do not have an immunodeficiency or autoimmune disease.
- I have not been diagnosed with any corneal problems, like Keratoconus.
- I do not have a history of Iritis, severe dry eye, or diabetic eye disease.
- I do not have a pacemaker or implanted defibrillator.
- I scheduled an appointment with my eye doctor to determine if my eyes are healthy and suitable for the procedure.
Did you know ...
LASIK can be used to correct the following:
- Nearsightedness up to -11.00
- Farsightedness up to +3.00
- Astigmatism up to +5.00
Learn more about LASIK
Laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) can only be performed by a trained physician and is specified for reduction or elimination of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism as indicated within the product labeling. Laser refractive surgery may be contraindicated for patients: a) with collagen vascular, autoimmune, or immunodeficiency diseases; b) who are pregnant or nursing women; c) with signs of keratoconus or abnormal corneal topography; d) who are taking one or both of the following medications: Isotretinoin (Accutane) and Amiodarone hydrochloride (Cordarone). Potential side effects to laser refractive surgery may include glare, dry eye, as well as other visual anomalies. LASIK requires the use of a laser or microkeratome that cuts a flap on the surface of the cornea, potential side effects may include flap related complications. Consult with your eye care professional and Patient Information Booklet regarding the potential risks and benefits for laser refractive surgery, results may vary for each individual patient.