Many people have a desire to be free of their glasses or contact lenses and will inquire about LASIK surgery. During a screening visit we take time to evaluate your eyes and determine the type of activities and visual demands that you require. While LASIK surgery has been well established as a safe and effective means of providing vision correction, not every person is a candidate for the procedure. In addition to evaluating your baseline vision, it is important to ensure you do not have any undiagnosed medical problems that might affect the long term health of your eyes. This can include the presence of cataracts, glaucoma, corneal scars, or retinal degeneration. As LASIK surgery is performed on the Cornea, we also perform several scans of your cornea to evaluate its thickness and curvature. Depending on these parameters we can determine if your cornea has the ideal shape to obtain the best visual outcome. While most people will meet our strict criteria, there are some people who are not candidates for laser refractive surgery. Fortunately, we are able to offer alternative options for vision correction surgery, including Implantable Collamer Lenses and Clear Lens Exchange. All refractive surgery is rewarding to perform and LASIK is no exception. The excitement in their voice and the expression on their faces at their postoperative visits makes my job extremely rewarding and fun.