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LASIK Candidate

LASIK eye surgery can be very successful when performed on the right patient. LASIK can treat severe degrees of nearsightedness, moderate amounts of farsightedness and astigmatism, but LASIK is not right for everyone. While the goal of LASIK surgery is to reduce dependency on glasses or contact lenses, having LASIK cannot guarantee 20/20 vision. Fortunately, most cases are successful in improving visual acuity.

To be eligible for LASIK surgery, potential candidates must meet the following criteria:

Corneal thickness plays an important role in determining proper candidacy for LASIK. Due to the nature of the procedure, candidates must have a minimum corneal thickness of approximately 0.5 mm.

A patient’s candidacy for LASIK also depends on an evaluation of the patient’s eyes, expectations and lifestyle by an experienced optometrist or ophthalmologist. Consult Dr. O'Day in Atlanta for a LASIK consultation to determine if you are a LASIK candidate. Discover more about LASIK by contacting Atlanta Vision Cataract and Vision Center at 404-267-1497 or www.atlantavisioncenter.com/services/lasik to book your LASIK consultation today.

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