Not everyone is a great candidate for vision correction surgery, and the medical team at the Northeastern Eye Institute will work diligently to assess whether or not you'd be a good candidate to have surgery to correct your vision.
In general, good candidates for laser vision correction should:
- Be at least 18 years of age or older
- Have stable vision for a year prior to the surgery
- Be free of certain diseases of the cornea and retina
- Be in good general health
In addition to these requirements, we encourage you to be fully informed about what is entailed with your laser vision correction procedure. The team at NEI provides you a thorough consultation and examination and is here to explain your procedure to you in great length prior to the surgery date.
Customizing Your LASIK Care
The primary objective of our consultation is to determine whether you are a candidate for laser vision correction. If you are a good candidate, we will need to determine which procedure is best for your specific vision needs. We will discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure, and we will answer all of your questions.
And, keep in mind that even if you are not a great candidate for laser vision correction surgery today does not mean you never will be. The technology for vision correction is continually being enhanced enabling more difficult prescriptions to qualify for laser surgery. Some patients, unfortunately, will never be candidates.
The only way to find out if you are a candidate for vision correction surgery is to come to NEI for your consultation by contacting our office today at (800) 844-6315. We serve patients in the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Hazelton areas of northeastern Pennsylvania.
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