Does My Eyeglass Prescription Qualify for LASIK?

Are you wondering if your eyeglass prescription qualifies for LASIK?

It’s that time again – time to get new glasses. Why do the best-looking frames and more desirable lens features (scratch resistance and UV protection are must-haves) cost so much?  And, let’s be honest, having a piece of plastic stuck over your face and eyes, making indents on your nose and covering up your features just isn’t awesome.  Neither is breaking, bending, crushing or losing your glasses.

So, it’s no wonder when “that time” comes around, people who rely on glasses for vision correction start thinking about their options … like LASIK. This vision correction surgery helps so many people successfully correct their vision, people naturally assume they know everything about it.  As with any surgery, it is important to have a full understanding of the LASIK procedure. There have been a lot of LASIK innovations and improvements over the years.

Today, LASIK works to correct a variety of common vision problems for good candidates. Myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (irregular cornea) and presbyopia (“aging eyes”) can be treated with LASIK. However, many eyeglass wearers think they are not candidates for LASIK because they have high eyeglass prescriptions.

The best way to find out if you’re a candidate for LASIK is to have a thorough evaluation by a board-certified ophthalmologist. Whether your eyeglass prescription qualifies for LASIK is just one of several factors your ophthalmologist considers before recommending LASIK. These factors include:

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Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)

Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)

Unlike traditional contact lenses that go on the surface of the eye, the new Visian ICL is surgically inserted into the eye to correct moderate to high amounts of myopia (nearsightedness) and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. These lenses are currently able to correct myopia from
-3.00 diopters to -15.00 diopters, and have already helped over 55,000 people worldwide to enjoy life without glasses or contacts.

Nearsighted patients may be candidates for the Visian ICL even if they have been turned down for LASIK. This new lens can be implanted in patients with high prescriptions, thin corneas, or dry eyes, which can often disqualify a patient for traditional laser vision correction.

The procedure is similar to cataract surgery but differs in that the natural lens is not removed from the eye. Instead, the ICL is placed in front of your natural lens and works with it to correct vision. The lens is also invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed if necessary.

If you’ve been waiting for a new, safe and effective technology that could give you exceptional vision, now is the time to see if you’re a candidate for the Visian ICL!