How to Decide if Lasik Eye Surgery is Right For You
Posted By: ethernum; Category: Health; November 3, 2008
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Many of us hate wearing eyeglasses. No matter how stylish they are, they can be a nuisance when trying to do certain sports or activities. Lasik Eye Surgery might be a viable alternative. Read this article for things to consider and help you decide if Lasik eye surgery is right for you.
Be willing to take a risk. All surgeries have a marginal room for error and eye surgery is no different. You must be willing to risk complications that could result in you having worst vision than you currently do by opting for laser vision correction.
Verify that your job allows laser vision correction. Some professions such as the military may not allow you to have corrective eye surgery. Confirm with your employer that it is permitted.
Ask about any illness you might have and how you might be affected. According to research, certain conditions, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV and diabetes may be adversely affected by Lasik eye surgery. Consult the applicable specialist before proceeding with this treatment.
Confirm that medication you are taking will not affect the healing process. Research shows that some medications such as retinoic acid and steroids may prevent proper healing after laser vision correction.
Consider the cost. Since health insurance plans do not cover this procedure, make sure you have the money to pay for it. DO NOT go with the cheapest plan. Cheap is not always better or good. You will definitely want the best possible lasik surgeon, not the cheapest one.
Make sure your vision is stable. If your eyeglass prescription changed in the last year you may not have stable vision. Lasik surgeons do not recommend this procedure for people whose vision have not stabilized, which is why they do not perform the procedure on children.
Be ready to accept "NO" if the lasik doctor recommends it. Some people are determined to have their way even if it is not good for them. If 3 lasik doctors tell you that you are not a good candidate and 1 doctor says you are, consider listening to the 3 that said "No". Not all doctors will put your well-being first. If they tell you it's not for you know and you whine about how bad you want it; an unscrupulous doctor will take your money and do the surgery - regardless of the outcome. After all, you will most likely sign an informed consent before having eye surgery.
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