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Lasik is a vision correction surgery you can consider for fixing your eye problems rather than wearing glasses or contact lenses. It is refractive surgery, meaning that the kinds of problems it solves are refractive.

Refraction means your eyes cannot divert (refract) light properly. Normally, the cornea and lens of your eyes, when they receive light into them, divert the light so that it can spread to your retina. And your retina is that part of your eyes that turns light into signals it sends to your brain, which then converts them into images.

However, when light is not concentrated on your retina as it should be, your vision will become blurry. Laser surgery corrects the way light is concentrated on your eye.

Here are three areas of testing to determine if you are a candidate for Lasik surgery:

Vision tests.

Your doctor will carry out a few vision tests to see if your problem is one that the surgery can solve. Also, to see if you have any other vision problems that might complicate the surgery or your recovery from it.

Map test.

Your ophthalmologist will map out your cornea’s thickness to know its surface and precise depth.

Measure test.

Your doctor will also measure the size of your pupil. If it is large, and you go ahead with the surgery, you might experience seeing a halo around lights at nighttime.

Lasik surgery is not for everyone. For instance, pregnant or nursing mothers, because of hormonal changes and how this affects their eyes, should avoid Lasik surgery. Also, if you suffer from dry eyes or have cataracts or glaucoma, or you have diabetes, then you might be advised against the surgery.

Contact us for more information on whether you are eligible for Lasik surgery. We will be happy to assist you.