You have probably heard about LASIK, the laser eye surgery that can correct common visual concerns such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. In most cases, patients that undergo LASIK are able to rely far less on their eyeglasses or contact lenses. Many times they can forgo wearing corrective lenses altogether. So it is easy to see why it is such an exciting option. Dr. Shipley & Associates is pleased to offer free LASIK screenings. Simply call us for an appointment and our Windsor California optometrist will determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK. And did we mention it was for FREE? Our entire staff is committed to helping our patients to have the best eyesight they can. That is why we offer this valuable service for no cost.
Many people are able to enjoy the benefits that LASIK has to offer, but there are certain conditions and factors that can disqualify you from being a good candidate for it. As part of our free LASIK screening, our Windsor California optometrist will discuss your medical history and other details that can affect a recommendation in favor of LASIK. For example, those with diabetes, autoimmune diseases, or HIV will probably not be able to undergo the surgery. Certain medications (such as steroids) can also be a hinderance. These are important considerations and must be factored into a decision in favor of or against recommending LASIK.
It is also important to consider the costs of LASIK, which are often not covered by medical insurance. In addition, although LASIK has a high success rate, there exists the possibility for complications as there are with any surgery. Dry eyes after the surgery are to be expected, but there is a chance of dry eyes for a longer period of time. Other potential concerns include difficulty seeing at night, double vision, halos that appear around light, over correction, and under correction. Our Windsor California optometrist will screen you thoroughly and if you are deemed a good candidate and after you have been made aware of all the pros and cons, a recommendation to a qualified surgeon will be offered. LASIK is an excellent way to improve your eyesight. So call right now and schedule your FREE screening.