Are you ready for the surgery?
Currently, there are several surgical options to treat refractive errors, although, there is no procedure that works for every eye deficiency. In the Vision Méndez Institute we are known for providing the best option which is tailored to each individual, based on their visual and sight needs once a detailed assessment has been performed.
However, there are some basic rules that can be applied to any refractive procedure. The candidate must have healthy eyes. The candidate must not have any other sight condition affecting the eyes in addition to the refractive problem.
It is always advisable to have stability in refraction, thus children are not currently candidates as vision may surely change just by the development of the child and not be suitable once the young patients grows. Pregnant and/or nursing women are also not candidates for LASIK.
We invite you to visit our facilities where you may inquire about our services and technology in order to enjoy the wonders of natural and healthy vision.
Prior to the procedure (LASIK)
If you are considering surgery in order to stop the use of contact lenses, there are some points you should consider before making your decision. It is important to conduct a thorough assessment of your eyes, as not every person is a suitable candidate for refractive surgery. This examination should include visual acuity, refraction, corneal topography, taking intraocular pressure, pachymetry, assessing of tear production capacity, pupil dilation, refraction with cycloplegia, and an assessment of the retina. This data should provide detailed information required to determine if the person has a healthy eye as well as which procedure is best for the candidate.
It is important for the patient to mention to the doctor any medication currently being taken, as well any diseases and past surgical procedures. Some diseases may dismiss the possibility of being a candidate for refractive surgery; other diseases may only postpone the surgical intervention. When the patient wears contact lenses it is important to take into consideration that the contact lens is placed on the cornea, which is the area measured for the sight procedure. Some patients may be more susceptible to changes in the cornea from the use of contact lenses. It is recommended for the patient to stop using contact lenses for at least three days prior to the assessment and as well as prior to surgery.