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Is LASIK Surgery Right For You?

LASIK Surgery

Whether you have worn glasses or contact lenses for years or have just recently been diagnosed with myopia, you may not want to deal with the hassle of corrective lenses. Glasses can fall off or get lost, and contact lenses can become uncomfortable after just a few hours of wear. For a while there was no alternative, but today it is possible to get LASIK surgery. LASIK isn't always the right procedure for everyone, however. It's important to know what factors can make you a good candidate for this type of surgery before you start looking for an "eye doctor near me," “family eye doctor near me,” or an eye doctor Bakersfield. We at Southwest Eye Care serving Bakersfield, CA, know a lot about LASIK surgery. An optometrist on our optometry team is here to help.

How LASIK Surgery Works

To start schedule an appointment to see an optometrist about LASIK, a person's eyes must be done growing. This usually means that a person must be at least 18 years old to qualify for surgery.

The appointment that is schedule will be to see an optometrist Bakersfield. An eye doctor Bakersfield will consider a potential patient's medical history and current health condition in order to approve him or her for surgery. Patients should be in generally good health but be sure to share conditions that could affect the outcome of the surgery such as diabetes or heart problems. While these conditions do not automatically exclude a patient from having LASIK, they can make the surgery more complicated. The eye doctor needs to be made aware of these conditions so that they can be accounted for in the surgery plan.

Finally, the patient will need to show that they can follow the pre and post operation instructions. The eye doctor will discuss specific rules, but patients will likely need to be able to administer their own eye drops and look for signs of infection. They will also need to keep and schedule several appointments before and after the surgery.

Visit Us for LASIK Surgery from an Eye Doctor on Our Optometry Team

If you're looking for an “eye doctor near me,” “eye exam near me,” or a "family eye doctor near me", give an eye doctor Bakersfield on our optometry team a call at (661) 833-4040 for Southwest Eye Care serving Bakersfield, CA. Our optometry clinic can help you to schedule an “eye exam near me" with an optometrist Bakersfield to help screen you for LASIK.