LASIK FAQ's & Questions at The Eye Clinic of Texas serving greater Houston in Galveston, Texas City & League City.

Patients are normally eligible if:

You are corrected for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.
You are in general good health.
You have had stable vision for at least 6 months.
You are at least 20 years of age.
The Eye Clinic of Texas offers FREE consultations to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK.

There are some medical conditions that may eliminate someone from being a candidate:
Rheumatoid arthritis
Some stages of diabetes
Lupus, or collagen vascular diseases
Ocular herpes
Other medical conditions that affect the healing process
Women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant within 6 months should wait until approx. 6 months after childbirth or until vision stabilizes.

Patients wearing contact lenses must discontinue use prior to a pre-operative exam. Soft contact lens wearers must be out 1 week prior to pre-op exam and hard or gas permeable lens wearers must be out 4-6 weeks prior to pre-op exam.

Medical history of patient
Dilated eye exam with refraction
Corneal topography – mapping of the cornea’s surface
Pachymetry – measuring the thickness of the cornea
Measuring the size of the pupil

For a complete review of Laser Eye Surgery including LASIK, LASIK risks, LASIK complications, contraindications to having LASIK, possible LASIK problems and LASIK side effects you may visit www.fda.gov or www.seewithlasik.com.