Pre LASIK Testing is an important exam that helps determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK.
To be considered a candidate for LASIK, you should be 18 years or older, be in good health, and not be nursing or pregnant. Patient considering LASIK should have stable vision for at least 1 year prior to surgery, be free of eye disease like keratoconus, glaucoma, or cataracts, not suffer from continuous dry eyes, and not have eye injuries or infections. Patients should also not wear contact lenses for a certain length of time; the precise length will be determined by your doctor on an individual basis.
Pre LASIK Testing involves a Dilated Comprehensive Eye Exam to allow our doctors an assessment of your prescription. Our doctors will also check your Binocular Vision to rule out any possible alignment issues and your tear film for dry eyes; both of these can cause side effects after LASIK. Pre LASIK Testing involves also checking your Topography, which is the exact topographical shape and power of the cornea, and checking your Pachymetry, which is the thickness of your corneas. LASIK corrects your vision by removing and reshaping the cornea, so patients with uniquely shaped corneas or very thin corneas may not be good LASIK patients.