Based on your age and degree of nearsightedness, there is a very good chance that you’re a candidate for Laser Vision Correction (All-Laser LASIK, Epi-LASIK/PRK or SMILE LASIK), 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. For certain patients, SMILE LASIK may also be recommended. SMILE LASIK is a modern FDA-approved laser procedure that can also to treat up to -8.0 diopters of pure nearsightedness without visually-significant astigmatism. Based on your age and amount of nearsightedness, we would most likely NOT recommend Raindrop, Kamra, Visian ICL or other Lens Implant-type procedures.
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!