Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK? | Westlake Eye Specialists

Are You a Good Candidate for LASIK?

If you wear glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision, you may be wondering if LASIK could provide you with the clear vison you’ve always wanted.

The truth is, only an experienced ophthalmologist can determine if your eyes are healthy enough for this procedure. Even if you have the same vision prescription as a friend, your eye anatomy may not be suitable for LASIK. Dr. Vendal at Westlake Eyes offers free, no-obligation, no-risk LASIK Consultations to identify all-laser LASIK candidates in Austin, Kyle, and Round Rock Texas.

General Guidelines for Good LASIK Candidates

  • You have been diagnosed with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism
  • You are age 18 or older
  • Your corneas are thick enough
  • You do not have eye disease or eye problems
  • Your vision prescription has been stable for at least one year
  • You are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are overall healthy
  • You do not have uncontrolled dry eye syndrome
  • You understand the risks of LASIK
  • You have realistic expectations for the outcome of surgery
  • You want to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts

The Consultation is simply a resource to provide you with solid information about your own eye health so you can make your own informed decision about LASIK.

Sometimes candidates who aren’t good candidates for LASIK can benefit from LASIK alternatives in Austin, such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Different methods can produce the same end result as LASIK but be safer for certain patients.

To find out if LASIK is right for you, contact Westlake Eyes today at 512.472.4011 or