If you are considering LASIK, you are probably wondering if one day you will be able to throw out or your glasses or contacts. With LASIK there are good and bad candidates, and LASIK candidates must fall within established parameters for refractive errors, corneal thickness, and pupil size.
Basic Criteria to Be a LASIK Candidate
- 21 years or older (eyes generally mature around this age)
- No systemic diseases, such as diabetes
- No cataracts or free of certain eye conditions
- Not taking medications such as steriods or immunosuppressants
- Not pregnant, nursing, or planning on becoming pregnant
The best way to find out whether you're a candidate for LASIK is to have a thorough examination by a qualified refractive surgeon. During your screening, our surgeon will examine your eyes, tell you about your treatment options and answer any questions you might have.
To schedule a refractive surgery vision screening, please call
801-585-3937 or 1-877-248-6374.
Prior to Your Refractive Surgery Vision Screening
Soft, extended wear, and Toric contact lens patients: If you wear soft daily wear lenses, please remove them from your eyes one week prior to your screening. If you are wearing extended wear contact lenses (that means you wear them both day and night), please remove them from your eyes two weeks prior to your screening. If you are wearing Toric lenses, please remove them from your eyes two weeks before your examination.
Gas permeable or hard contact lens patients: If you are wearing gas permeable contact lenses or PMMA hard lenses, please remove them from your eyes two weeks prior to your examination. If you have been wearing gas permeable or hard contact lenses for many years, additional time out of your contact lenses will be required for complete stabilization of eye changes, but the preliminary screening will let you know whether or not you are a candidate.