There are some contraindications for LASIK laser vision correction. If you are pregnant or nursing, it is not recommended that you carry out vision correction. Age-wise, it is best if laser vision correction is done between the ages of 18-50. If you are 17, you can easily visit Boothe Eye Care Center and Dr. William Boothe will conduct an eye exam and determine if it is best that you wait until you are 18.
Dr. Boothe always performs eye examinations before a laser correction procedure that allows him to determine whether you have nearsightedness,farsightedness astigmatism, or a symptom of a disease.For example, keratoconus is a disease of the cornea.For some common diseases: diabetes, tuberculosis, collagenesis, vasculitismay also serve as one of the symptoms of the disease of eye. In this case it is necessary for serious treatment of the whole organism.
Laser vision correction is not carried out with certain eye diseases (corneal dystrophy ordegeneration, glaucoma, iridocyclitis, etc.) and some common diseases (endocrine, and systemic). However, Dr. Boothe determines the final decision on the possibility of laser vision correction after the examination.
If there are no contraindications, a qualitative fundoscopic exam must be taken at Boothe Eye Care Center. This examination is called as the “fundus examination with fundus lens” and is conducted in our centers because we have the modern equipment for laser photo coagulation of the retina.Usually at Boothe Eye Care Center this procedure can be called the “examination of the retina to the lens periphery Goldman – Goldman fundus lens” or “examination by the contact method”.
If a patient restores eyesight by the laser eye operation, this does not mean that he can no longer go to the optometrist. He will need to monitor the condition of the retina,because the pathological processes do not pass overnight.