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Am I a LASIK Candidate?
Serving Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond & nearby areas of Oklahoma
Most patients who want to correct their vision permanently can benefit from laser vision enhancement. However, before undergoing the procedure, it’s important to get a complete LASIK eye surgery evaluation from a qualified eye doctor.
Please call Hummel Eye Associates today at (405) 755-6111 to speak with our Oklahoma City LASIK eye surgeon. Dr. J. Chris Hummel and our team provide free consultations to patients throughout Oklahoma.
Our Ideal LASIK Patient
People considering LASIK have blurry or unfocused vision due to refractive errors like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism. They have often tried glasses or contacts, but are ready for a change.
The ideal candidate for LASIK eye surgery meets the following criteria:
- 18 years of age or older – your eyes must be fully developed
- Stable vision prescription for at least one year
- Healthy eyes
- Good overall health
- Willing and able to follow post-operative care instructions for best results
Before any type of elective surgery, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the procedure. During your free consultation, our Oklahoma City eye surgeon will not only assess your candidacy but discuss the changes you’re likely to see in your vision.
LASIK and Your Lifestyle
One of the biggest benefits people associate with LASIK is the ability to be free from corrective lenses. Though Dr. Hummel can’t guarantee 20/20 vision, most patients are able to reduce their dependence on contacts and glasses substantially, if not entirely, after LASIK.
LASIK is also very compatible with a number of different careers and leisure activities. Dr. Hummel has distinguished himself as the surgeon of choice among Oklahoma City professionals such as:
- Police officers
- Military personnel
Avid swimmers and enthusiasts of contact sports can also benefit from LASIK, though it’s important to refrain from activities that could injure and irritate the eye until your eye doctor gives you clearance.
Alternatives to LASIK Surgery
Our eye surgeons provide multiple LASIK alternatives if you can’t undergo laser correction due to issues such as:
- Corneas that are too thin
- Pupils that are too large
- Dry eye syndrome
- Eye injury or infection in the past year
- Corneal scarring
- Unstable or uncontrolled diabetes
- Autoimmune disorder
- Pregnancy or nursing
Not all eyesight problems are caused by refractive error. If you’ve experienced changes in vision, speak to an eye doctor to determine the cause and discuss treatment and correction options.
To find out if you’re a LASIK candidate, please contact Hummel Eye Associates or call (405) 755-6111 today to schedule your free consultation. Dr. Hummel and our team provide multiple eye surgery services to patients in and around Oklahoma City.