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Wavefront is not yet available for your prescription. In fact if is not yet available for any + prscription, but should be within a few years.

Andrew Caster, MD
Beverly Hills, California

here are no tests that can absolutely tell us if a person will have dry eye after Lasik, but we can get some indication of who is more likely to experience this problem. The most important information has to do with the degree of dry eye before Lasik — those with severe dry eye who cannot wear contacts and who have dry eye with their glasses are at the highest risk, and should consider PRK/LASEK, which do not increase dry eye. Tests such as the Tear Breakup Time and the presence of corneal stippling are also important.

Andrew Caster, MD
Caster Eye Center 
Beverly Hills, CA

Lasik is safe for teens, but it is not recommended for most teenagers. It is best to have Lasik only when you have stopped growing and your eyes have stopped changing, which is frequently in the very late teenage years or during your twenties. If you have Lasik before your eyes stop changing, you will need to come back and have further Lasik after your eyes stop changing.

Andrew Caster, MD
Caster Eye Center 
Beverly Hills, CA

The procedure costs betwwen $1000 and $6000, depending on where you go and exactly what technique is used. I would highly, highly recommend that you avoid the low cost places. Your vision is not a place to cut corners in order to save money. The higher priced places are much more careful and thorough.

Andrew Caster, MD 
Beverly Hills, California

Often, it is close to impossible to see that a patient has had Lasik or PRK; sometimes, you can tell that Lasik or PRK was performed. It varies from person to person.

Andrew Caster, MD 
Caster Eye Center 
Beverly Hills, CA

You need to see a laser vision correction specialist to determine if you are a good candidate. Everything that you have mentioned so far indicates that you are a suitable candidate.

Andrew Caster, MD
Caster Eye Center 
Beverly Hills, CA

Possibly, depending on how well your vision can be corrected with glasses or contacts.

Andrew Caster, MD
Caster Eye Center
Beverly Hills, CA

The redness really has nothing to do with your Lasik. Most people get red eyes when they cry.

Andrew Caster, MD 
Beverly Hills, CA

The lasers are manufactured by different companies and have different characteristics. I have my own personal opinion, but it would not be appropriate for me to comment on that in this forum.

Andrew Caster, MD
Caster Eye Center 
Beverly Hills, CA

I would not recommend boxing, ever, after Lasik. If you want to box you should have PRK or LASEK instead.

Andrew Caster, MD
Caster Eye Center 
Beverly Hills, CA

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