LASIK surgery may not be right for you. Following is a list of some conditions / situations which may preclude your eligibility for the LASIK procedure:

  1. Pre-existant structural abnormality of the cornea, called kerataconus, which would be worsened by any form of refractive surgery.

  2. If you do not fall within an appropriate combination of the following parameters:
  3. Degenerative eye diseases such as:
    • Lupus
    • glaucoma
    • active diabetes
    • rheumatoid arthritis

  4. Active eye infection

  5. Severe dry eye symptoms

  6. Retinal detachment

  7. If you are pregnant or nursing

  8. Using glasses for reading only

There should be no significant change in your prescription range for the last year and you must be above the age of 18 years old.

You should discuss all your options and your candidacy
with your own eye care professional.

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