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Casey Eye Institute at OHSU, Portland, Oregon

Where Healing, Teaching and Discovery Come Together


Is LASIK Right For Me?

LASIK

Are you tired of wearing glasses? Would you like to be able to read the alarm clock or get a glass of water without putting your glasses on? Would you like to be able to see in the shower or swimming pool?

If you find yourself in situations where you are frustrated and inconvenienced by glasses or contact lenses, laser vision correction is an option. Reducing your dependence on corrective lenses has major advantages, including:

  • Increased comfort while driving, participating in outdoor sports or doing activities that could cause eye strain.
  • Improved job opportunities. Some professions like firefighting, police work and flying are more accessible to applicants who do not wear glasses or contact lenses.
  • Improved self-image. Many people think glasses detract from their appearance.
  • Convenience. Many people are delighted to be free from cleaning contacts or glasses on a regular basis.
 

 

Take this online quiz to test your knowledge about who is a good candidate for LASIK:

It is important that my glasses prescription be stable for at least a year before considering laser vision correction surgery.


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There is no age requirement for a patient to be a good candidate for laser vision correction surgery?


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Pregnant women should delay having laser vision correction surgery until after they have given birth?


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Nursing women should not consider laser vision correction until they have been finished nursing for 3-6 months?


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Patients diagnosed with Auto-Immune Disease or Rheumatoid Arthritis should proceed cautiously when considering laser vision correction surgery?


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Casey Vision Correction Center surgeons are all fellowship trained in the cornea – which is the eye structure that is modified during laser vision correction surgery

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"I had to put on glasses to do anything. I wore contacts for 18 years, but the holes and scratches were debilitating. The contacts became so damaging to my eyes that I was told I had to wear glasses or have surgery. My glasses were frustrating when they fogged up in the rain. They stopped me from doing things I wanted to do like swimming or learning how to water ski. My husband is a good water skier and I was tired of watching."
- Karen M.

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