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Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

You may be a candidate for LASIK eye surgery if you:

  • Have healthy eyes.

  • Are 18 years old or older.

  • Have a glasses prescription that has been stable for at least a year.

  • Have a glasses prescription between -1.00 to -11.00 diopters of myopia or less than +4.00 diopters of farsightedness. Astigmatism can be treated up to 5 diopters.

  • Are not pregnant or nursing on the date of the surgery.

  • Understand the risk/benefits of LASIK surgery and have realistic expectations.

Laser Vision Correction procedures correct nearsightedness(problems with distance vision), farsightedness (problems with near vision), and astigmatism (blurry vision at all distances). It is unable to fully correct for presbyopia (the need far reading glasses after age 40).

The first step to determine if you are a candidate for laser vision correction is to make an appointment at The Katzen Eye Care & Laser Center for a free personal consultation. During your visit, you will be thoroughly educated by our staff about all the options available to you with laser vision correction. It is the goal of Lawrence Katzen, MD, and his team to enable you to make an informed decision appropriate for your lifestyle. Contact our office today for a complimentary consultation or call 1-877-736-2020.

Refractive Conditions Improved By LASIK

Nearsightedness (Myopia)

This condition occurs when light rays entering the eye focus in front of the retina instead of directly on the retina, causing blurry vision at a distance.

Astigmatism (Blurry Vision)

If your vision is blurred at all distances, you may have astigmatism. This is due to an irregular shaped cornea causing light rays to form two focal points.

Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

Farsightedness is a condition where light rays entering the eye focus behind the retina, resulting in blurred vision often at near distance.

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Katzen Eye Care & Laser Center is the leading laser vision correction and cataract surgery practice in Palm Beach County, serving Boca Raton, Wellington, Florida, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach cataract surgery and LASIK candidates.

Katzen Eye Care
901 Congress Ave  |  Boynton Beach, FL 33426   |  (877) 736-2020

Katzen Eye Care
1601 Forum Place  |  West Palm Beach, FL 33401   |  (877) 736-2020

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