Candidate for LASIK

To be a candidate for LASIK, you must meet certain criteria such as significant refractive error. However, there is a limit to treating these errors. We can treat up to -12 nearsightedness, +6 farsightedness, and +5 or +6 combined astigmatism. To determine if you can be a candidate for LASIK, we require you to come in the office for a consultation. Here, we check to see if you have adequate corneal tissue and a healthy cornea. If you have significant corneal issues, you are not a good candidate. Other systemic inflammations can also prevent you from being a good candidate for LASIK.