What is the Maximum Eyesight for LASIK?
LASIK surgery is a popular choice among people who want freedom from glasses and contact lenses. But did you know that a certain eyeglass prescription is required to be a LASIK candidate in Birmingham, AL?
Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center currently accepts LASIK patients with nearsightedness up to -11.00 diopters, farsightedness up to +5.00 diopters, and astigmatism up to 5 diopters.
Your prescription is not the only factor we consider when it comes to candidacy for vision correction. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Young H. Choi can explore this topic in more detail when you come in for a LASIK consultation. Call to see if you are eligible today.
What technology do you use to perform LASIK?
Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center is the only provider of the Zeiss VisuMax® Femtosecond Laser in Alabama. This laser is the most advanced technology available for LASIK surgery and has a higher success rate than other tools. The VisuMax platform is also more accurate and comfortable than almost any other laser system on the market.
How do you determine candidacy for LASIK?
Candidacy for LASIK is based on factors like the patient's age, eyeglass prescription, and health history. Dr. Choi will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you are eligible for surgery. Ideal LASIK candidates in Birmingham are over 18 and have had a stable prescription for at least one year.
Is there a maximum prescription for LASIK?
LASIK procedures are only effective for patients with a certain range of prescriptions. Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center currently accepts patients with nearsightedness up to -11.00 diopters, farsightedness up to +5.00 diopters, and astigmatism up to 5 diopters. If your eyeglass prescription exceeds these limitations, you may still be a candidate for another vision correction procedure at our facility.
What are the risks associated with LASIK?
Like any other vision correction procedure, there are some risks associated with LASIK surgery. These risks are generally very low when working with a qualified professional, like Dr. Choi. Some patients feel irritation or a stinging sensation during recovery, but it is important not to rub or scratch your eyes. This can result in infection or vision problems.
When will my prescription improve?
Most patients will experience clear vision almost immediately, but it is normal to have some blurry or hazy vision at first. The majority of our patients achieve their best vision by the following day. Dr. Choi can provide more information about your expected results during an assessment. We can help you achieve the clearest vision possible.
How long does LASIK last?
Vision correction procedures like LASIK are designed to provide long-lasting results. While LASIK surgery can be considered "permanent," it cannot prevent age-related changes to your vision or certain eye diseases that affect your eyesight. Schedule regular eye exams at Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center to ensure your vision is clear long-term.
See if you are a LASIK candidate
Is your eyeglass prescription preventing you from living life the way you want? Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center is proud to offer state-of-the-art LASIK technology to patients in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Young H. Choi can help you achieve freedom from glasses and contacts. See if you are a LASIK candidate by calling for a consultation. You may be surprised at how much easier life can be with clear vision.