Lasik Screening Specialist

Advanced Vision & Achievement Center

Optometrists located in Phoenix, AZ

Millions of men and women with impaired vision opt for LASIK corrective surgery to enjoy the freedom and benefits of navigating without contact lenses and glasses. At Advanced Vision & Achievement Center in Phoenix, highly skilled optometrists Neha Amin, OD, FAAO, and Mary Hardy, OD, can give you a LASIK screening and help you determine if it’s right for you. If you decide to get LASIK treatment, they can give you a referral to a surgeon. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Lasik Screening Q & A

Advanced Vision & Achievement Center

What is LASIK?

During LASIK eye surgery, a surgeon uses laser technology to correct the shape of your corneas — the transparent layer that forms the front surfaces of your eyes. LASIK eye surgery can correct an array of vision problems.

Nearsightedness

If you’re nearsighted, you can only see things that are close to you, while objects far away appear blurry.

Farsightedness

Farsightedness means you can see objects far away better than those that are close.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism involves a deviation in the spherical curvature of your eye that results in distorted and blurry images.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is related to aging and involves farsightedness that’s caused by a loss of elasticity in the lens of your eye.

LASIK eye surgery corrects and reshapes the deformation in your cornea to make sure light can be sufficiently bent or refracted. Reshaping your corneas gives you clear vision.

What can I expect at my LASIK screening?

Dr. Amin or Dr. Hardy will need to assess the shape of your corneas. Because of this, you will typically need to stop wearing contact lenses for two weeks, since contacts can change the shape of your corneas.

During your screening, your doctor will go over your medical history and discuss why you’d like LASIK surgery.

Dr. Amin or Dr. Hardy will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to make sure your eyes are healthy enough for surgery. This usually involves testing your pupil dilation, eye pressure, vision, and measuring the curvature and thickness of your corneas.

Who is the right candidate for LASIK eye surgery?

You must have clear and realistic goals about what you can achieve with LASIK. Continuing natural eye changes could mean that in the future, even after LASIK surgery, you might require reading glasses or other forms of corrective eyewear.

LASIK isn’t suitable for:

  • Children or adolescents
  • Those with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, HIV, herpes, and other infections or conditions that may affect the eyes
  • Those with glaucoma, dry eyes, cataracts, thin corneas, or large pupils

You must have good eye health as well as vision that has stayed the same for at least one year prior. Only certain vision prescriptions can be corrected with LASIK surgery.

To learn more about LASIK surgery, book an appointment online or over the phone with Advanced Vision & Achievement Center.