LASIK can be very successful when performed on the right patients, but is not for everyone. Because LASIK permanently changes the shape of your eyes, it should only be done on adults whose eyes have finished maturing, and who have had a stable prescription for at least one year.
You should be in good general health and have healthy eyes, free of eye diseases, infections and injury. If you are interested in LASIK, ask you doctor for a consultation to determine whether you are a candidate. The consultation will include a special series of tests and a detailed medical history. If you are not a candidate for LASIK, other vision correction options may be right for you.