When you know you want to get LASIK, there are a million questions swimming in your head. What’s the process? Who do I talk to to get the ball rolling? One question people don’t often think of is “When should I get LASIK?” As in, is now the right time? Well, if you want to know, we’ve got a few additional questions you can ask yourself
Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?
The majority of people who meet the age and general health requirements (we’ll get to those in a second, promise) and have a stable vision prescription may qualify as a good candidate.
So even if an eye doctor told you you’re not a good candidate in the past, you should consider a second opinion from a qualified ophthalmologist, like us! You can give us a call at 855-ATL-LASIK or schedule a free LASIK consultation online.
Also, the “I can’t because I have astigmatism” misconception is wrong. Folks with astigmatism may qualify too.
The point is to let you know that just because you assume you aren’t a candidate or have been told “no” in the past based on older technology doesn’t mean you’re actually not a good candidate. And you won’t know until you see a LASIK expert to tell you.
Am I Ready for LASIK?
You need to be at least 18 years of age to qualify. You also need to have a stable vision prescription to be a good LASIK candidate. A qualified doctor can track your vision and let you know if your eyes have stabilized. So again, one “no” doesn’t mean you should never ask again.
Then who Shouldn’t get LASIK?
There are certain vision prescriptions LASIK simply doesn’t address, which your doctor will be able to advise you on during your consultation. There are also certain eye and medical conditions that prevent folks from getting LASIK.