Am I a Candidate for iLASIK?
December 28, 2009

Am I a Candidate for iLASIK?

Since the time laser vision correction technology was first approved by the FDA, the pool of people eligible for LASIK and laser refractive surgical procedures has expanded greatly.;

There are a small number of people who are not great candidates for laser vision correction or LASIK.  Your eye doctor at Northeastern Eye Institute will conduct a thorough eye examination to determine your eligibility for laser vision correction.

In general, good candidates for laser vision correction should:

  • Be nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic
  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Have stable vision for a year prior to laser vision correction
  • Be free of certain diseases of the cornea and retina
  • Be in general good health

In addition to these requirements, we encourage you to be fully informed about what your laser vision correction procedure entails. The doctors and staff at Northeastern Eye Institute will perform a full eye examination prior to the procedure, and explain the surgery to you in detail beforehand.

The primary objective of our consultation is to determine whether you are a candidate for laser vision correction, and which procedure is most suitable for your eyes and specific vision needs.  Your Board certified LASIK surgeon at Northeastern Eye Institute will discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure they recommend, and answer any questions that you may have.

Bear in mind that even if you are not a great candidate for laser vision correction surgery today, this does not mean you never will be. The technology for vision correction is continually being improved, enabling more difficult prescriptions to qualify for laser surgery each and every day. Some patients, unfortunately, will never be suitable candidates for laser vision correction.  The only way to find out is to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our expert eye doctors at a Northeastern Eye Institute office near you. 

Call 1-877-NEI-VISION or (570) 340-8000 or click here to Email us. We serve patients in the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton areas of northeastern Pennsylvania as well as other communities in the region.