Did you know that more than 40% of Americans have myopia? If you’re tired of relying on corrective eyewear to manage your myopia, why not consider LASIK? Park Slope Eye proudly offers LASIK as an equally effective yet more permanent alternative to prescription eyewear.
Read on as your trusted family eye care clinic talks about the qualifications you need to meet to be eligible for LASIK:
You Must Be at Least 18 Years Old
The Food and Drug Administration has not approved LASIK for individuals under the age of 18. If you’re still a minor, we can help you find another vision correction option.
You Must Be in Good General Health
Your expert eye doctor explains that your overall health is another important factor. Individuals with uncontrolled pre-existing conditions, for example, may have a compromised immune system that may impair their eyes’ ability to heal properly.
Your Visual Acuity Must Be Stable
If your visual acuity has changed over the last year, LASIK may not be a good option for you. This is why we’ll monitor any changes to your visual acuity for at least one year prior to the procedure.
You’re Not Currently Pregnant or Breastfeeding
If you’re currently pregnant or breastfeeding, your body is subject to many hormonal changes. These may affect your corneal curvature, impacting your vision. This is why your eye care specialist may advise you to wait around three to six months after your baby has weaned from breastfeeding before reapplying for LASIK.
The most reliable way to know if you’re qualified to undergo LASIK is to have your eyes checked. Fill out our form to schedule an appointment. We serve Brooklyn, NY, and the surrounding communities.