If you’re tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may wonder whether LASIK surgery is right for you. After all, LASIK surgery has a successful history and most patients are satisfied with their results.
Potential patients rely heavily on LASIK reviews from family, friends and colleagues. When researching LASIK surgery, it is important to read LASIK reviews by patients who have had the procedure and can speak to their experience.
After reading through Tidewater Eye Center LASIK reviews, the most important step is to schedule an exam with one of our surgeons to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. Although LASIK surgery is a popular and successful vision correction method for many patients, it isn’t the most appropriate option for everyone, and it does come with some risk.
During LASIK eye surgery in Virginia Beach, your surgeon creates a flap in the cornea and then uses a laser to reshape the cornea and correct refractive error problems in the eye. LASIK surgery is best suited for patients who have a moderate degree of refractive error causing:
- Nearsightedness (myopia), in which you see nearby objects clearly, but distant objects are blurry
- Farsightedness (hyperopia), in which you can see far objects clearly, but nearby objects are blurry
- Astigmatism, which causes overall blurry vision
Patients with dry eye syndrome, thin corneas, certain medical conditions or diseases, as well as other issues, may disqualify them from being a good LASIK candidate. A successful surgical outcome depends on careful evaluation of your eyes before the surgery.