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Based on your age and other answers, there is over 80% chance that you’re a candidate for Laser Vision Correction (All-Laser LASIK, Epi-LASIK/PRK or SMILE LASIK), or Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) , but it is difficult to determine which procedure is MOST appropriate for you without knowing your exact prescription, corneal thickness and corneal shape. That’s why we recommend scheduling your free consultation, so we can determine your best and safest option. Learn more about your potential options:
All-Laser Wavefront LASIK is the most common type of Laser Vision Correction procedure performed in the United States. LASIK is FDA-approved to treat up to -12.0 diopters of nearsightedness and 6.o diopters of astigmatism, as long as certain measurements are within normal range to be medically advisable. Wavefront Epi-LASIK may be the procedure of choice if your corneas are thin or asymmetrically-shaped.
If you wear bifocals, trifocals, progressive lenses, readers or have to take off your glasses to read, there are a couple of great options for you to consider. LASIK has been shown to be safe and effective for patients over 60, as long as the eye’s internal lens is clear and not beginning to develop cataracts. During your consultation, we will be able to determine if the lens inside your eye is becoming yellow/cloudy (early cataracts). If we detect early cataracts, it might be a more appropriate and long lasting option to consider the Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) procedure instead. The RLE procedure is a permanent lens solution that can improve visual quality and help get rid of glasses for distance and near.
The Next Step: Free Consultation
To determine if you are good candidate requires a few specific measurements that can only be done in person. It’s also your chance to meet Dr. Craig Bindi and have your questions answered. Then, if you are a candidate you could opt to schedule your vision correction procedure. We look forward to meeting you!