LASIK eye surgery is a popular vision correction procedure that has helped millions of people reduce their dependence on glasses and contacts with improved vision. While most people have heard of LASIK eye surgery and perhaps know someone who’s had it, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure.
Good Candidates for LASIK
To be a good candidate for LASIK, you must have stable vision. Stable vision is generally established by age 18. You must also have healthy eyes, have vision that falls within a certain prescription range, not have certain degenerative or autoimmune disorders, and not be pregnant. If you are not a candidate for LASIK, you may be a candidate for another form of vision correction, such as ICL or RLE. Dr. Bernitsky can advise you on the best vision correction for your unique needs and goals after conducting a thorough evaluation.
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Professionals Seeking LASIK
From surgeons to Air Force pilots, LASIK surgery can help professionals whose vision is an integral part of their career. Dr. Bernitsky regularly performs LASIK eye surgery for police officers, surgeons, physicians, pilots and athletes.
Firemen/Police Officers and Laser Eye Surgery
Many firemen and police officers are interested in LASIK to enable them to respond to emergency situations without worrying about glasses or contacts. Police officers and firemen do not have any restrictions on receiving laser eye surgery.
Air Force Pilots and Laser Eye Surgery
Air Force pilots seeking LASIK surgery must generally be cleared before having laser eye surgery. We use the latest technology in laser eye surgery, Z-LASIK in combination with wavefront technology—the technology combination that has been approved for use in military pilots and NASA astronauts.
Baseball Players and Laser Eye Surgery
Baseball players considering vision correction can rest assured that their eyes will be taken care of by Dr. Bernitsky. Dr. Bernitsky understands the unique needs of athletes and will recommend the vision correction procedure that is best for you.
No matter what your profession is, Dr. Bernitsky will conduct a thorough evaluation of your eye health, take the time to understand your unique visual needs and tell you if LASIK is the best option for you or not.
Laser Eye Surgery and Night Vision
Many people have questions about laser eye surgery and night vision, especially pilots and those whose night vision is an integral part of their career. You will have a very careful evaluation looking at the factors that may affect your night vision. Using the latest technology available, including Custom LASIK with blade-free Z4 Z-LASIK typically improve night vision in those who wear contacts and glasses.