One of the most common things we hear at Mann Eye Institute is people telling us they didn’t think they would be a candidate for LASIK for one reason or another. In most cases, nothing could be further from the truth!
LASIK has come a long way since it first emerged on the ophthalmic scene in the 1990s. It remains the most popular refractive surgery in the U.S. today. Due to advances in technology and technique, today’s modern LASIK can accurately treat a wider array of common vision problems. Modern LASIK can now address nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. According to The American Refractive Surgery Council (ARSC), LASIK surgery enjoys an impressive 96% patient satisfaction rate, the highest of any elective procedure.
Most people are delighted to find they are actually ideal candidates for today’s modern LASIK procedures performed here at Mann Eye Institute. And even when they aren’t, we usually have another procedure up our sleeve that will do the trick! Want to find out if you’re a LASIK candidate? Let’s talk.
Reasons People Think They’re Not a Candidate for LASIK (and why they probably are!)
Many people falsely believe that LASIK only treats nearsightedness. But since it received FDA approval in the United States in 1995, LASIK has seen many, many advances and refinements. Today, we use LASIK to successfully treat patients with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and even astigmatism. Schedule your FREE LASIK screening to see if you’re a candidate.
Other people think their prescription is too strong for LASIK. There are rare cases where LASIK may not be the best choice for a particular person. In the majority of cases, LASIK can correct challenging vision prescriptions.
Your prescription is measured in something called “diopters,” a metric unit used to indicate the strength of the lens. According to ARSC, advanced laser vision correction profiles have the potential to treat up to +6.00 diopters of hyperopia, astigmatism up to 6 diopters and nearsightedness up to -12.00 diopters, depending on the laser chosen for the treatment. The best way to know if you’re a candidate for LASIK is to have a thorough LASIK consultation by one of our board-certified ophthalmologists.
Finally, some people may have been told their corneas are too thin for LASIK. Since LASIK is a permanent reshaping of the cornea, it is important that there is an adequate corneal surface to work with. For this reason, people with very thin corneas do not make ideal LASIK candidates.
That said, Mann Eye Institute offers many other vision correcting procedures including PRK, ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) and Refractive Lens Exchange. These are great options for getting out of glasses and contacts and may be better choices for someone with very thin corneas or extreme nearsightedness. Again, talking candidly with one of our highly-qualified surgeons is the best way to find out which vision correcting procedure is right for you and your vision.
Why Modern LASIK at Mann Eye Institute is Totally Awesome
In the history of laser vision correction, there has never been a better time to have LASIK. Modern all-laser LASIK is more precise, more customized and enjoys better outcomes than ever before. At one time, LASIK involved blades. Some places still use them, so be careful if you’re still shopping around. Today, at Mann Eye Institute, that’s NOT the case – our LASIK is 100 percent all laser.
The two major pillars that anchor Mann Eye Institute are technology and surgeon experience. We excel at both! Mann Eye Institute is completely dedicated to giving patients what they deserve – experienced surgeons using the latest laser vision correction technology available.
Because we know that technology factors into results in a big way, we commit to providing the latest diagnostic and treatment technology, including state-of-the-art laser platforms. It’s an investment but one we believe leads to increased precision, customized treatments and better outcomes for every LASIK patient we serve.
For 40 years, the accomplished specialists at Mann Eye Institute have been at the forefront of vision correction. Our experienced surgeons have collectively performed hundreds of thousands of LASIK procedures, giving them the experience and expertise to predict results more accurately.
Our unwavering commitment to personalized patient care, advanced surgical expertise, and outstanding results have earned us a reputation for excellence in eye care. Thousands of patients from all over the country trust their vision to our dedicated team of board-certified ophthalmologists and eye surgeons.
Have we seen your eyes yet? Let’s change that. You may be a candidate for LASIK! It’s time to See Life Better.