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Is Undergoing LASIK in Fort Worth Right For You?

You may have contemplated having Fort Worth LASIK eye surgery performed for years. Perhaps you are tired of cumbersome glasses and contact lenses and have heard a host of success stories from friends and acquaintances who have done nothing but rave about their LASIK experience. When you finally decide this is what you want, you first have to make sure you are an ideal candidate for LASIK because it cannot help every vision problem.

Fort Worth LASIK surgery can mainly help people who suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. If your vision problems are caused by something else, then you will be told right away at a consultation that LASIK surgery is not for you. Also, the FDA has only approved LASIK surgery in Fort Worth and other parts of the country for people over the age of 18 years old. If you are under 18, your eyes may still be maturing and changing and any surgery that can be performed at an early age can be negated and essentially, a waste of your time. The shape of your eye can also change from pregnancy, so if a female still plans to have children in her life, she should wait to have LASIK surgery until she does not plan to become pregnant again.

Some medical conditions can also preclude you from undergoing LASIK in Fort Worth. If you suffer from diabetes or have ever had Herpes of the eyes, you would not be a LASIK candidate. LASIK can cause Herpes to recur and damage your eyes more, so no doctor will want you to take that risk.

You will learn at your initial consultation if you are a perfect candidate for LASIK surgery in Fort Worth. If you are, you will begin learning how the procedure works and then decide what type of LASIK you want. Custom LASIK is the most popular option. The surgery is tailor made for you individual eye problems and should take no more than 10 minutes the day of the procedure. You will also discuss cost options with the doctor, as different degrees of vision problems can have different prices to correct. LASIK Fort Worth is priced per eye and can cost upwards of $2400. However, many LASIK surgeons offer third party credit services that can make sure your payments are relatively low and affordable each month. Once these details are worked out, a date for your surgery can be set and you will be well on your way to seeing the world in a whole new light.