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Thinking About Getting LASIK Eye Surgery?

Thinking About Getting Lasik Eye Surgery?

Are you tired of relying on glasses or contact lenses to see correctly? If so, Lasik surgery is an option. Lasik is a surgical procedure that can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. If you are thinking about getting Lasik eye surgery, you should first schedule an appointment with Lawrence S. Forgacs, O.D. in Midtown Manhattan. The optometrist would first need to examine your eyes to be sure that you would be a good candidate for Lasik, and there are a few things that they will look at.

Your Prescription

To be a good candidate for Lasik, you would need to meet the prescription parameters. If you are nearsighted, your prescription can be no higher than -11.00. if you are farsighted, your prescription can be no higher than +5.00. For astigmatism, your prescription can be no higher than 5.00.

Healthy Eyes

Your eyes need to be healthy and free of disease to be a good candidate for Lasik. If your vision has fluctuated often over the last year, you would not be a good candidate. The same is true if you have glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, or other eye diseases.

Eye Maturity

You will not be eligible for Lasik until your eyes have reached maturity. This occurs around the age of 18. If you are under 18, your eye doctor will suggest that you wait to have the surgery performed.

Your Overall Health

Your optometrist will consider your overall health in determining if you are a good candidate for Lasik. If you have a degenerative or autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or AIDS, you would not be a good candidate.

Pregnancy or Nursing

If you are pregnant or nursing, your eye doctor will suggest that you wait to have Lasik performed.

Call Lawrence S. Forgacs Today!

If you are thinking about having Lasik, you will first need to schedule an appointment with Lawrence S. Forgacs, O.D. in Midtown Manhattan. Our eye doctor will perform a complete eye exam to determine if you would be a good candidate. If everything checks out, we can schedule your Lasik eye surgery. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.

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