Are You a Candidate for LASEK?

Eye Surgeon | Houston | LASEK

Not everyone who is myopic, hyperopic or has astigmatism is a candidate for refractive surgery, no matter how tempting it is to get rid of those glasses or contacts! Both of these corrective options should be tried first before one considers refractive surgery. However, if you’ve been a contact & glasses wearer for a while now, here’s what Dr. Yee looks for in a good refractive surgery candidate:

  • Do you have healthy eyes that are free from retinal problems, corneal scars or any eye disease?
  • Do you have a stable refractive error?
  • Are you at least 18 years old? Patients in their late 20’s to 50’s are the best candidates, however, there is no upper age limit.
  • Are you fully informed about the various types of refractive surgery?
  • What are your expectations for the surgery?
  • What’s your occupation?
  • Are you an athlete (weekend, moderate or pro)? Which sports?
  • Are you at risk for developing Dry Eye? Do you have dry eyes?

The health of your eye is of utmost importance to Dr. Yee. If, after a thorough exam, he feels you make a good candidate for surgery, you can expect the highest degree of personal care to prepare you for it. As a dry eye specialist, Dr. Yee is especially conscientious of the moisture level on the eye’s surface. Every measure will be taken to fully prepare your eyes for surgery to ensure maximum results and minimize any chance of post-surgical complications or irritations.

Would you like to finally get rid of those glasses or contacts? Find out if you are a good candidate for corrective laser eye surgery with a free consultation and screening with Dr. Yee. To schedule, please call (713) 559-5212, (832) 289-2020 or e-mail us at richard@drrichardyee.com today!

Schedule LASEK Screening | Dr. YeeContact Dr. Yee for a free consultation to learn more about whether or not you are a candidate for LASEK Surgery.