Laser eye surgery is a safe, effective way to improve vision. One of the greatest attributes of the procedure nowadays is its adaptability to suit mosts patients’ needs. Dr. Walton has helped thousands of patients enjoy a better life through LASIK.
Here’s a look at a few key factors of LASIK candidacy. The best way to find out if the procedure is right for you, though, is to schedule a free evaluation with Dr. Walton.
Call 251-341-3385 to schedule your initial appointment. Dr. Walton serves patients in Alabama and nearby areas of the Gulf Coast at his office in Mobile.
Your Vision Is Stable
More and more patients are becoming LASIK candidates with the advent of new and improved technology. Today, LASIK can address higher degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Dr. Walton has adopted the advanced Allegretto Wave laser at his Mobile LASIK office, enabling him to offer extensively customized vision correction.
But, even with these innovations, LASIK isn’t for everyone. One of the key signs that you might not be a candidate is fluctuation in your vision correction prescription.
Unstable vision correction is a sign that your eyes are still changing or that you may have a condition that makes LASIK inadvisable, such as glaucoma or cataracts. Dr. Walton will fully evaluate both the health of your eyes and your medical history to ensure that you haven’t had prescription changes, injury, or infection for at least one year. Patients who meet these criteria are generally good candidates for LASIK.
You’re Tired of Glasses and Contacts
One of the aspects of LASIK that patients like best is the ability to do everyday activities without worrying about external sources of vision correction. With LASIK, you won’t have to fumble between regular glasses, reading glasses, and sunglasses. If you’re away from home overnight or traveling, you won’t have to worry about carrying contact solution and storage cases.
From reading the bill at a restaurant to seeing the horizon clearly at the beach, patients often enjoy life-changing vision correction major and minor with LASIK. Most patients feel liberated when they have optimal eyesight without having to wear contact lenses or glasses.
LASIK Fits Within Your Budget
As with any medical procedure, affordability is just as important as great results. Not all insurance plans cover LASIK, but many patients are able to use flexible spending account (FSA) money toward the procedure. In addition, some companies partner with select LASIK providers to offer employees a discount.
Check with your insurance company and/or employer about available coverage for LASIK. But don’t let the purely business decisions of a third party dictate whether or not you get LASIK.
Undergoing LASIK surgery is a choice between you and your ophthalmologist. And, with the many financing options available to LASIK patients, there are alternative options to fit LASIK within your budget.
Schedule your free LASIK consultation by calling 251-341-3385 today. Dr. Walton serves patients in Mobile and nearby areas of Alabama.