In the early days of LASEK surgery, the procedure was performed on one eye at a time. Today, most patients have treatment on both eyes during one safe and easy procedure. Although today it is common practice to treat both eyes together, some patients opt to only have LASEK in one eye for various reasons.
LASEK works to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. If you have normal vision in one eye and blurry vision in the other, LASEK treatment would only be performed on the one eye that needs correction.
If both your eyes require correction due to refractive errors, there is typically no reason to separate LASEK treatments. Also, when you add the inconvenience factor (double the number of consults, follow-up appointments, etc.), it’s easy to see why most people opt to treat both eyes simultaneously.
If you are curious about LASEK treatment in one or both eyes, the first step is to schedule a LASEK consultation to see if you are a good candidate. Contact BoozmanHof today at 800-428-3937 or boozmanhof.com.