LASIK Questions

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 21 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