Who is Eligible for LASEK?

  • November 25, 2019

Do you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism?

Do you find glasses or contacts cumbersome or uncomfortable and wish you could minimize their use or eliminate them?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, you may be a suitable candidate for LASEK or other vision correction surgery in Rogers.

To find out if you are eligible for LASEK, you must first have a consultation and exam with Our Doctors. During this visit, Our Doctors will ask questions about your medical history and perform a thorough eye exam designed to determine if the LASEK procedure is appropriate for your individual case. You will discuss the benefits, risks, available options and preparation and recovery associated with your LASEK surgery to ensure that your goals and expectations are realistic.

To be eligible for LASEK you should:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Have stable vision for at least a year 
  • Be free of certain diseases of the cornea and retina
  • Be in good general health

Aside from these general requirements, several visual tests will be performed to determine whether you are eligible for LASEK at BoozmanHof.

Some of the visual tests included in your thorough LASEK eye exam are: visual acuity, refraction, pupil tests, tonometry, slit lamp examination, topography, Wavefront analysis, Pachymetry and dilation. The eye exam includes microscope evaluation of external and internal eye structures for cataracts, corneal disease, retinal disease and glaucoma. In addition, corneal topography machines are used to give us a full computer analysis of the curvatures of the cornea. Pachymetry is a simple, painless test to measure the thickness of the cornea and gives true information used in the surgical planning for the LASEK procedure.

LASEK vision correction is not for everyone, and some patients (for example, those with certain diseases of the eye) will never be eligible for the procedure. The best way for you to determine your LASEK eligibility is by having a thorough examination with Our Doctors.

To schedule your LASIK eligibility exam and consultation, contact BoozmanHof by calling 479-246-1700 or visiting website.