As the old adage goes “One size does not fit all.” This is true for shoes, smart phones, and definitely laser eye surgery. So how do you know which type of LASIK is right for you, and what factors to consider?
A good LASIK surgeon should really start off with a blank slate and determine the right type of LASIK for you based on your individual needs including:
Based on your full consultation, your laser eye surgeon should consider one of the following types of LASIK:
LASIK is the commonly accepted term for laser eye surgery, and most practices then name their procedure based on the type of LASIK technology used, such as I-LASIK or Z-LASIK. It is important that you understand what the technology is and how it will deliver you an optimal result. At Providence Eye & Laser specialists Dr. Mozayeni performs OptiLASIK utilizing the FDA-approved Wavelight FS200 and Wavelight EX500 laser.
You and your laser eye surgeon should decide together if you are a good candidate, but some initial qualifications for LASIK are:
Due to the sophistication of the technology being used to perform OptiLASIK, it has many advantages over other LASIK procedures and some advantages over PRK.
Online research is great, but what is most important is to visit a reputable LASIK practice and meet with your actual surgeon to determine which type of LASIK is right for you.