Am I a Candidate for Laser Vision Correction?


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Am I a Candidate?Laser Vision Correction is modern procedure that has helped revive vision for millions of people since it became approved by the F.D.A. in the middle of the 1990’s. If you have poor vision and are interested in improving your vision there are some general requirements to take into consideration before meeting with a doctor about laser vision correction:

  • I’m nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism
  • I’m age 18-60 (If you’re over the age 60, you may be a candidate if you’re free from cataracts. If you have cataracts, cataract surgery may be an option for you. Cataract surgery is also a refractive procedure, and it’s usually covered by insurance).
  • My vision has been stable for about 3 years.
  • I have no eye problems-no recurring inflammation that causes itching. (If you have eye problems, you may still be a candidate once your doctor assists you in clearing up the problem).
  • I have no health issues that may affect my eyes (e.g., Rheumatoid Arthritis or Diabetes that’s currently affecting your eyes.

If you feel as though you meet the general requirement to be a candidate for laser vision correction you should schedule an evaluation to determine if you are truly a strong candidate for a LASIK procedure. Each set of eyes is extremely unique in that no two eyes appear to be the same. The only way to determine your candidacy 100% is to have an evaluation with a board certified ophthalmologist. The pre-operative evaluation will involve a series of diagnostic tests to determine the stability of your vision. After a thorough evaluation of your cornea, the doctors will be able to determine if you are a candidate. Below is a list of some items that are typically involved with the evaluation process:

  • The measurement of corneal thickness, including corneal topography
  • Complete review of overall eye health
  • The measurement of your prescription or refractive errors
  • Custom LASIK measurement for higher order aberrations.
  • Dry eye test
  • Complete dilation to view the back of the eye or the retina
  • Glasses or contact lens history review
  • Measurement of pupil size

If for some reason you are not eligible for LASIK, the ophthalmologists at Clear Choice Custom LASIK Center will be able to recommend other procedures that can help you improve your eye sight. There are many suitable alternatives out there for patients with various needs.

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Cataract patients now have an option to see at both near and far distances after cataract surgery! NEW multi-focal IOL technology can now decrease dependence on glasses after surgery.

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36505 Detroit Road
Avon, Ohio 4401

440-934-5816

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25101 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 150
Beachwood, OH 44122

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320 Broadway Ave, Suite C
Bedford OH, 44146

440-439-2700

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Brecksville, Ohio 44141

440-526-1974

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2740 Carnegie Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

216-621-6132

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1180 E. Broad St.
Elyria, Ohio 44035

440-366-6969

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Lorain, Ohio 44053

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