Who is a good candidate for laser eye surgery?

LASIK, or laser eye surgery, can suit a wide variety of people. It can suit myopic people, or short-sighted, in which case they are good at seeing things up close, but in the distance, things are quite blurry; or conversely, hyperopic people or long-sighted people. In that situation, distant objects are reasonably good but seeing things up close is much harder and requires glasses.

Who is a good candidate for laser eye surgery? Laser eye surgery can suit a wide variety of people, but the best candidates are those who are really motivated to get rid of glasses or contact lenses.

It may also be suitable for presbyopia, which is a condition that affects people in their late 40s to 50s; during that time, people find it difficult to focus from distant to near, and they will require the use of varifocal lenses or bifocal glasses. All those people can be suitable for laser eye surgery. The best candidates are those who are motivated to get rid of glasses and contact lenses because they find them cumbersome or not in keeping with their hobbies or social activities, so typical people involve sportsmen and women, individuals who like to travel, and people who like to socialise a lot. I think all those people are excellent candidates for laser eye surgery.

By |2017-09-28T12:16:24+00:00December 14th, 2017|Eye Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery|Comments Off on Who is a good candidate for laser eye surgery?

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I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with over 15 years of experience. I have comprehensive training in the management of various eye diseases. My particular specialist interests include cataract, strabismus and laser eye surgery. My belief is that the patient must be confident in their Eye Doctor and comfortable with the care they are receiving.