Apr. 24, 2008 -- The promises of Lasik eye surgery are tempting to many, but it's not for everyone. The Food and Drug Administration has guidelines to help you determine whether you are a good candidate for Lasik.
Below is information from the FDA's Web site:
Am I a Good Candidate for Lasik?
Have you considered whether the risks, costs and your current health make you a good candidate for Lasik?
Click Here for a list of crucial factors that may affect your decision.
What Are the Risks of Lasik? How Can I Find the Right Doctor for Me?
Did you know that some patients lose vision or develop other symptoms? The long-term risks are not yet known but Click Here for a list of immediate risks.
What Should I Expect Before, During and After Surgery?
ClickHere for a list of things to do to prepare yourself for all phases of the Lasik process.
Lasik Surgery Checklist
Click Here for a checklist to guide you through Lasik from the initial decision, understanding the risks, finding a doctor and recovering.
Find Out If Your Doctor's Laser IsFDA-Approved
Click Here for detailed information about the laser your doctor is using. Is it approved by the FDA? Read the patient information and instructions, as well as details about the lasers themselves.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lasik
Click Here for a Lasik FAQ.