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Considering LASIK?

Anyone at least 18 years old who is in good general health and has good eye health with no diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma is considered a good candidate. Good candidates also have realistic expectations. How well and how quickly your vision improves depends on how well you heal and the severity of your prescription. With the advent of the LASIK procedure, we can treat a very broad range of nearsightedness (myopia), astigmatism and farsightedness (hyperopia). In order to better understand what kind of prescription you have on your glasses or contacts, it is important to understand how the eye works. The primary function of your eye is to focus light. Your eye works like a camera. Light rays enter the eye through a clear "window" called the cornea, which provides most of the focusing power. Light then travels through the lens where it is fine-tuned to focus properly on the "film" called the retina. In order for you to see clearly, light must be focused precisely on the retina.