If you are someone who is forced to wear glasses or contacts because of eye issues like near or far sightedness, astigmatism or other issues, you could be a great candidate for Lasik. At The Fladen Eye Center, we offer all patients access to skilled ophthalmologists who can provide the in-depth evaluations needed to determine your candidacy for Lasik in Canton.

As a trusted ophthalmologist in Canton, we are glad to work with you and help you understand what it takes to be a good candidate for Lasik. We can summarize a few key points here, and then you can get in touch with an ophthalmologist in our office for further review.

Eye health

To be qualified as a candidate for Lasik, you have to have good eye health and no recurrent infection. This would mean eyes free of diseases like glaucoma or nerve disease. You cannot have residual or active issues like lazy eye, ocular herpes or a muscle issue. Your prescription must also meet specific criteria.

Your overall health

To be a candidate, you have to be over 18, you cannot have autoimmune diseases, and you will need to meet certain health criteria that ensure you can easily heal and recover. Those who are pregnant or nursing cannot have Lasik until three months after they have stopped nursing.

Your willingness to wear glasses

To get Lasik, you must not wear contacts for an extended period prior to treatment. This means you will have to be willing to wear glasses for the period indicated by your eye doctor

You must follow post-treatment guidelines

Those who qualify for Lasik are also those who are willing to follow their doctor’s prescribed behaviors. Typically, this means resting the eyes for a specific period, coming in for follow-up treatments, using all eye drops required and limiting activities until the doctor gives you clearance.

Learn if You Are a Candidate for Lasik

Would you like to know if you are a candidate for Lasik? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Canton, OH office at 330-489-1441. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.