LASIK eye surgery is known to be highly effective in correcting common vision problems. The procedure uses laser technology to reshape the patient’s cornea underneath a corneal flap; and results in the patient being able to see more clearly without the aid of eyeglasses and other corrective lenses.
While LASIK has a very high rate of success and is considered to be a very safe procedure, it is not for everyone. In some patients, certain pre-conditions can affect the outcome; while in others, LASIK may simply not be the appropriate treatment. To maximize the chances of success and to determine suitability for the procedure, pre-testing needs to be done on patients. Specifically, some of the information that the eye doctor needs to know are the following: