Studies show that approximately 98 percent of patients who undergo laser eye surgery achieve their desired vision correction. The first step toward determining whether or not LASIK is right for you is consulting an experienced eye doctor. If you’re considering this procedure, Sacramento LASIK surgeon Stephen Wilmarth, M.D., can assess your eyesight and recommend the ideal method for attaining your preferred vision.
Most patients begin thinking about LASIK after growing tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. When a skilled laser eye surgeon reshapes your cornea, LASIK can permanently correct vision that is nearsighted, farsighted, blurry due to astigmatism, or diminished due to age.
So, if LASIK is safe and enjoys such a high level of satisfaction, why can’t anyone undergo the procedure? Some patients are more suitable LASIK candidates than others. Some of the key criteria for LASIK vision correction include:
Overall good eye health
A glasses or contact lens prescription that hasn’t changed significantly in at least a year
Healthy corneas of average thickness
Most patients find that improved vision begins almost immediately after undergoing LASIK. Before discussing whether or not LASIK is right for you, Dr. Wilmarth will conduct a full examination of your eyesight and eye health to determine how effective laser surgery could be in helping you reach the change you'd like to see in your sight.
To learn more about your candidacy for LASIK, please contact Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center or call 916-850-3060 today to schedule your initial consultation. Stephen Wilmarth, M.D., serves patients in or around the Greater Sacramento area.