Is LASIK Right for Me?

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It is important to understand that LASIK is a surgical procedure and you need to ask yourself several questions to make sure LASIK is right for you. While you can have an outstanding LASIK surgery procedure at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo, there are some requirements you will need to fulfill in order to be a candidate. Listed below are some questions to ask yourself before considering LASIK.

Are you willing to accept a low but possible risk of surgical complications? While LASIK has been proven to be relatively safe, there is always a risk of potential complications. These complications could include the loss of vision. Talk to our qualified doctors for more information on the risks involved with LASIK Surgery.

Will it affect your career? Some careers, such as the military, will need to have an input on whether or not it would be beneficial for you to undergo the LASIK procedure. Always talk to your employer before having LASIK surgery.

Do I have any health conditions that make me a poor candidate? LASIK is a surgical procedure and like all surgical procedures some health conditions may make it impossible for you to have the procedure done. Talk to your Doctor about having a LASIK procedure and if you are at risk for any complications.

Am I too young or old to have LASIK? You have to be at least 18 years of age to have the LASIK procedure. While there is no determined age for cut off, an eye exam should be completed to determine if LASIK will be beneficial for you.

Do your recreational activities conflict with having LASIK? High contact sports such as boxing or wrestling are not recommended to those who are interested in having LASIK. Trauma to the eye will affect the outcome of LASIK.

We at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo want you to be informed of all aspects of undergoing LASIK surgery. Our experienced and qualified doctors will guide you through the process and will help you to determine your eligibility. Call us today to set up a consultation with one of our doctors.

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