Am I a Candidate?



Understanding Your LASIK Candidacy

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There is perhaps nothing more important in the LASIK eye surgery process than determining your candidacy. If you are familiar with someone who has not had a good result the problems typically stem from poor judgement of candidacy. The candidacy process begins with a thorough eye health evaluation to check the overall health of your eye as well as the corneal thickness.

During your initial free LASIK screening, we will thoroughly examine your eyes and perform comprehensive testing to make sure that LASIK eye surgery is the right procedure for you. Corneal thickness and topography, will play a very important role in the LASIK candidacy process. Our office has specialized diagnostic equipment to accurately measure the cornea to determine its thickness in relation to the LASIK treatment that will be required. The cornea is the outer layer of the eye and consists of multiple layers. This corneal tissue is arranged in five basic layers, each having an important function. These five layers are: Epithelium, Bowman's Layer, Stroma, Descemet's Membrane, Endothelium/

Basic LASIK candidacy requirements

Determining if LASIK is right for you!

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Must have a stable vision prescription
  • Must have a track record of healthy eyes
  • Must not have keratoconus
  • Must not have severe dry eye syndrome
  • Must not be pregnant with a baby
  • Must pass corneal thickness tests

Your decision to have LASIK laser vision correction depends on the results of a very thorough preoperative evaluation. On the day of your preoperative exam, we will complete multiple tests and points of evaluation including:

  • Corneal thickness testing
  • Pupil size measurement
  • Dry eye evaluation
  • Tests to analyze the shape of your cornea
  • Measure the level of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
  • Wavefront measurements
  • Complete dilated eye exam to review retina

San Diego LASIK price

Once your LASIK candidacy has been determined it is time to make your decision on the best possible LASIK surgeon for your surgery. You may want to review our website page on choosing a LASIK surgeon so that you can ask the most pertinent questions. When evaluating SanDiego LASIK price many centers can be misleading. Certain eye care centers may not include all of the fees up front and hide certain fees. Be sure to ask an all inclusive LASIK price. If you are seeking a quality San Diego LASIK surgeon be cautious of prices that seem to good to be true. Some LASIK centers advertise $299 San Diego LASIK and when you get the final invoice it is more $2999.99. Dr. Richard Leung is one of San Diego's most respected and legitimate LASIK surgeons and does not engage with bait and switch LASIK advertsing techniques. If you are seeking an honest vision correction assessment and a quality San Diego LASIK surgeon visit the doctors at San Diego Eye & Laser Center

No matter what your lifestyle is the San Diego Eye & Laser Center will ensure that you have the most complete and proper eye exam possible. Our dedication to appropriate pre-operative examinations is critical for our excellent surgical track record. So if you are seeking LASIK in San Diego please take the first step and complete our LASIK self-evaluation test. A surgical coordinator will be contacting you shortly after this survey to discuss your answers and a possible in office consultation.

Ophthalmology Website Page Topics Include: San Diego LASIK price, LASIK eye surgery San Diego, Laser Vision Correction San Diego, LASIK surgeon experience San Diego, LASIK cost San Diego, LASIK candidacy San Diego. For more information regarding LASIK consultations please contact our office at (858)-278.9900. We are located at 3075 Health Center Drive, Suite 403, San Diego, CA. 92123

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Dr. Richard Leung is an internationally recognized ophthalmologist specializing in refractive and laser eye surgery. He has pioneered Laser in-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) and has performed thousands of laser vision correction procedures. Dr. Leung gained fame and captured the attention of people worldwide when he performed the world's first live Internet LASIK Procedure. He has the distinction of being chosen as one of the "Top-Rated Physicians in America".


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