Can I Get LASIK if I have Dry Eyes?

Eye Doctor Serving Mobile, Alabama and the nearby Gulf Coast Area

Dry Eyes and LASIK - Mobile, ALDry eye syndrome is a common condition affecting many Americans. It occurs when your eyes fail to produce enough tears to promote proper eye health. If you suffer from this condition, it may potentially increase your risk of dry eyes after LASIK. This is a common LASIK complication, but it can be particularly uncomfortable for patients who are already prone to having dry eyes.

However, it’s important to understand that dry eye syndrome won’t rule you out as a LASIK candidate. Dr. Walton can apply one of the following treatments to your eyes prior to surgery in order to minimize the complications associated with dry eyes:

  • Artificial tears
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Restasis

In addition, the technology used by Dr. Walton will even further reduce your risk of complications associated with dry eye syndrome. He uses the Allegretto Wave laser, one of the most advanced LASIK lasers available. By using the most advanced technology, Dr. Walton can ensure a good visual outcome after LASIK for patients with dry eye syndrome.

LASIK provides many benefits to your life by eliminating the hassles associated with glasses and contact lenses. If you’re interested in laser vision correction, Dr. Walton can perform a thorough eye exam to determine whether you’re a suitable LASIK candidate.

Please contact Dr. Chris Walton using the form on this page or call 251-341-3385 today to schedule a free LASIK consultation. We serve patients in Mobile, Alabama and throughout the Gulf Coast region.