You can be given a conclusive answer only after your eyes are examined by your LASIK surgeon.
Some refractive errors, along with certain eye types are not suitable for LASIK, although they may be suited to other refractive modalities like LASEK or PRK.
LASIK-unsuitable conditions include acute astigmatism, keratoconus, the presence of cataract and intra-ocular lens implementation (a condition whereby the corneal tissue is warped). Also, natural ageing of the eye (presbyopia) often brings with it the need for glasses at around the age of 45. LASIK cannot correct or avert this natural ageing process.
Alternatively, your corneas maybe too thin for the cutting of a corneal flap (under which the laser beam is applied). Or you may be within the refractive range whereby it is possible to achieve the desired outcome without the extra step of cutting a corneal flap. Also, sometimes the less invasive LASEK method is preferred for enhancements.
Meantime, as well as the nature of the refractive error of your eyes, your surgeon must also consider your occupation, sports, social and other visual needs (or requirements).
- You must be 18 years of age or over.
- Your vision and prescription must have been stable for at least a year before undergoing the procedure.
- You must be free of eye diseases or other complicating factors.
- You must not be pregnant or breastfeeding.