LASIK vision correction surgery is an excellent option for millions of people who want great vision with less dependence on glasses and contacts. There are multiple factors that go into determining whether Albuquerque LASIK surgery is the best vision correction surgery for you, including:
- The amount of correction that you have
- The thickness of your corneas
- The shape of your corneas
- The size of your pupils
- Your tear function
- and many more.
The best way to find out is to have a thorough and complete LASIK consultation with Dr. David Bernitsky.
Call 505-323-0800 to learn more about our LASIK surgery in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Best LASIK Results
LASIK vision correction surgery can help patients with a number of vision-related conditions, including:
- Myopia (nearsightedness)
- Hyperopia (farsightedness)
- Astigmatism (irregular-shaped cornea)
- Presbyopia (aging eyes)
The best LASIK results are achieved in patients with good general eye health and those needing mild to moderate correction. If Dr. Bernitsky has determined that you are a good LASIK candidate, you will typically experience almost immediate improvement in your vision. Most patients return to their normal activities the following day!
Contraindications for LASIK Vision Correction Surgery
LASIK surgery is not the best vision correction option for everyone. There may be better options available for you if:
You have a very high vision correction prescription
LASIK vision correction surgery is best for those with mild to moderate prescriptions. Other LASIK alternatives may be better suited for patients who are either highly nearsighted or highly farsighted.
You have a severe astigmatism, thin or irregularly shaped corneas
LASIK vision correction surgery entails reshaping the cornea, which may involve removing some collagen from the cornea. For LASIK to be appropriate, your corneas must be thick enough to do the required reshaping and leave plenty of healthy corneal tissue behind.
You have dry eyes
Insufficient tear production hinders the healing process and may cause significant discomfort for the patient.
You have a thyroid condition, diabetes or autoimmune disease
Although conditions like hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, diabetes and autoimmune disease may exclude a patient from being a candidate for LASIK surgery, these health concerns require a very careful and detailed evaluation before a recommendation can be made.
Your eyes are still developing
Eye development may be complete anywhere from 18 to 25 years of age. LASIK is not recommended until it can be established that your vision is stable.
You are pregnant or nursing
While LASIK vision surgery during pregnancy is not unsafe for mom or baby, the altered hormonal state of pregnancy and nursing can result in a change or instability in your vision correction prescription. It is recommended that you not undergo LASIK while pregnant or nursing.
Your doctor will determine if LASIK is the best vision correction surgery for you during your comprehensive LASIK consultation.
LASIK Vision Correction Surgery in Albuquerque, NM
Dr. David Bernitsky has helped thousands of patients improve their vision for over 25 years. Through his experience and advanced training, he is able to offer a variety of vision correction options to patients, including LASIK, Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL) and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). To find out if LASIK surgery is the best vision correction option for you, contact us to schedule your free comprehensive exam and consultation.