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Is LASIK Surgery Right for You?

Is LASIK Surgery Right for You?

At Family Eye Health and Contact Lens Center, we're honored to provide high quality pre- and post-operative support for patients interested in LASIK eye surgery. This popular and effective laser eye surgery can help people achieve up to 20/25 uncorrected vision or better, but is it right for you? At our optometry clinic, serving Lewiston, Lisbon, Sabattus, and, Greene, ME, we're honored to support you as you make this important decision about your vision and eye health.  

Who Is LASIK Surgery for? 5 Signs That It Could Be Right for You

LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. Don't let the name confuse you, LASIK surgery is a surgical process that uses lasers to reshape the surface of your eyes to help you see better.

Results can vary and individual factors will influence whether or not you're a good candidate for the procedure. The following characteristics, for people ages 18 and up, tend to suggest good candidacy for LASIK surgery: 

  1. Mild to moderate astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness), or hyperopia

  2. Stable vision for the past year, with stable and not-too-strong prescription for the past 1-2 years

  3. Good health and no significant eye problems like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, keratoconus, or macular degeneration

  4. A willingness to have realistic expectations, including the possible need for use of corrective eyewear under certain circumstances, if necessary (e.g., driving at night)

  5. No pregnancy or nursing  

When you consult with our optometry team, we'll make sure you know what to expect from your procedure and help you during the post-operative period to ensure you recover properly. 

Are You Interested in LASIK Surgery?

If you have questions about LASIK surgery or are interested in connecting with a Maine optometrist who can help you prepare for and recover from your surgery, contact Family Eye Health and Contact Lens Center to schedule a LASIK consultation now at 207-782-9501.