Lasik Surgery: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

Reducing the dependence on corrective eyewear, Lasik surgery has taken advantage of advancements in technology and transformed the way people see for many years now. But how do you decide if it is right for you? By looking at the facts and features of this surgical procedure, the answer to that question can become more clearly focused into view.

Lasik Facts

In the year 2014 alone, close to 700,000 lasik surgeries were performed in the United States. By using a laser, eye surgeons in the Los Angeles area like Dr. Caster can reshape the cornea in order to improve vision for people suffering from farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism.

While the benefits of this outpatient procedure may be great, that doesn’t necessarily mean that every person needs it, or that they are good candidates for it as well.

You May Be a Good Candidate if:

  • You are over 18 years old
  • You are in good health, without eye disease or infection
  • Your eye prescription has been stable for over 1 year
  • Do not continuously suffer from dry eyes

A middle-aged man around 50, recently expressed his dissatisfaction with nearsightedness and the need to wear contacts. His question to me was, “Do I need Lasik?”

To answer his question simply, I told him that Lasik very well may be a good option for him. It is not for everyone however, and sometimes people are not choice candidates. In order to verify whether or not to proceed, a detailed consultation and exam will need to occur.

If you are suffering from vision issues and think that Lasik surgery may be right for you, the next step is to connect with an eye doctor and schedule a consultation. Dr. Caster and his experienced team at Caster Eye Center exclusively specialize in providing Lasik for patients in the Los Angeles area. We provide the highest level of skill and care for every procedure and look forward to guiding you along the road to better vision