LASIK Checklist: Know what makes you a poor candidate

LASIK Checklist: Know what makes you a poor candidate
LASIK Checklist: Know what makes you a poor candidate

– Career impact – does your job prohibit refractive surgery?

– Cost – can you really afford this procedure?

– Medical conditions – e.g., do you have an autoimmune disease or other major illness? Do you have a chronic illness that might slow or alter healing?

– Eye conditions – do you have or have you ever had any problems with your eyes other than needing glasses or contacts?

– Medications – do you take steroids or other drugs that might prevent healing?

– Stable refraction – has your prescription changed in the last year?

– High or Low refractive error – do you use glasses/contacts only some of the time? Do you need an unusually strong prescription?

– Pupil size – are your pupils extra large in dim conditions?

– Corneal thickness – do you have thin corneas?

– Tear production – do you have dry eyes?

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