Is LASIK Surgery Right For You?

LASIK Candidacy with Our Optometrist

LASIK surgery is generally a good idea for people who want to correct vision areas permanently. However, it’s not right for everyone. Having the right expectations and weighing the pros and cons is important. Our team at Kueber Eye Care put together this quick guide to help you make a more informed decision.

Effective Diagnosis 

Though LASIK is a safe and effective procedure, not everyone is a good candidate – at least now. Age can play a role in determining candidacy, as you shouldn’t have LASIK performed until your prescription has become fairly consistent. In addition, some eye conditions, such as cataracts and thin corneas, are a determining factor. Visiting your optometry specialist is the best way to determine if you’re a good candidate.

Reasonable Expectations

If you’re expecting a perfect vision, it’s important to understand something. Everyone’s results are different. While some have 20/20 vision after healing, you may still need glasses or contacts for certain activities. If you choose to have LASIK, remember to be reasonable in your expectations.

Consider the Costs

LASIK requires an upfront investment, which isn’t always possible. Eyeglasses and contacts require ongoing investment but require smaller amounts at once. No choice is right for everyone, but the financial costs are worth considering.

Be Aware of Side Effects

Generally, people can see enough within a day or two to resume normal activities. However, full results can take several months. In addition, you might experience vision challenges during that time that interfere with work or other tasks. Considering this and discussing potential side effects with your optometry specialist when choosing whether to proceed with LASIK surgery is important.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Optometrist

If you’re considering LASIK surgery and want to learn more, schedule an appointment with our team at Kueber Eye Care by calling (218) 732-8535.

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