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Are You a Good LASIK Candidate? 13 Things to Help You Decide

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Large pupils that open wide in dim light could result in symptoms such as glare, halos, star bursts and ghost images after LASIK.

10) You’re Not into Contact Sports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned against LASIK for people who engage in contact sports or other activities where blows to the face and eyes are common.

11) You’re Over 18

Having the surgery too early in your life means your vision correction is only temporary. Furthermore, your vision will most likely decline as you age.

12) You Are Not Breastfeeding or Pregnant

Vision can fluctuate during both breastfeeding and pregnancy. That makes the end result from LASIK less reliable.

13) You Have Money to Pay for It

Most insurance premiums don’t cover LASIK.

To determine if you’re truly a good candidate for LASIK surgery, the best thing to do is talk with your eye doctor about your personal benefits and risks.

Reviewed March 31, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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