Have you been considering the possibility of LASIK corrective laser eye surgery for the treatment of your optical condition? There are many factors that come into play when a patient is considered for any form of laser eye surgery, and LASIK is no exception. For the best treatment of your eyes, you need to find an eye surgeon who will work with you to recognize both the risks and the benefits of treatment. Fortunately, experienced optical surgeons can be found right in your neighborhood at the local Santa Rosa optometrist practice of Dr. Shipley & Associates. Their combined experienced and personalized approach to treatment is exactly what you need when considering laser eye surgery for clear vision.
There are many factors that can determine whether or not you are a good candidate for LASIK corrective eye surgery. All patients who are to undergo LASIK must be at least 18 years of age, as your eyes have not finished growing until this age. Just like when your health is evaluated before surgery at a local hospital, your eyes must be free of any and all optical diseases, including, but not limited to, glaucoma, cataracts, keratoconus, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, corneal diseases, and even some retinal and optic nerve disease can all limit your chances of receiving LASIK vision correction. You should also inform your Santa Rosa optometrist if you suffer from dry eyes on a regular basis, as this could hint at a chronic condition that can cause problems with a LASIK procedure. Patients who are optioning for a laser vision correction cannot be pregnant or nursing, and should wait for at least three months after nursing is complete before their operation is performed.
Despite the wealth of information available online, there are other factors which only your trusted Santa Rosa optometrist can determine that could make or break your ability to receive a LASIK procedure. For this reason your local optical surgeons at the offices of Dr. Shipley & Associates make it easy and painless for you to receive the medical advice you require to make informed decisions about LASIK vision corrective surgery with LASIK consultations at no cost to you. Only a comprehensive LASIK consultation can determine the key factor in the success of a LASIK operation, which is the thickness of your epithelial or corneal layer. As a LASIK procedure involved a small incision into this layer to create a flapped hinge for the laser to pass through, this layer of your eye must be at least .5 millimeters thick to accommodate the surgery. Our Santa Rosa optometrist, Dr. Shipley has been proudly serving your local community for 32 years, and utilizes a state of the art 2 laser system to give you clear vision without the need for prescription glasses.