LASIK is generally reserved for people whose glasses prescription has not changed for the past year. The exception is for people in their 40s and 50s, whose near vision changes every year due to a condition called “presbyopia.” Modern LASIK is often used to treat presbyopia – which is the need for reading glasses after the age of 45 or so – using “blended vision.” Determining whether LASIK is right for you is only possible after a complete “Advanced Ocular Analysis.”
Unlike many “LASIK Centers”, at Carrot we have expert surgeons in all forms of refractive surgery procedures. We fit the procedure to the patient, and do not try to force a “one-size-fits-all” solution. LASIK is one of several procedures offered at Carrot LASIK & Eye Center. Others include SMILE, PRK, ICLs, and various forms of Lens Based Refractive Surgery (LBRS) including Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), the Intraocular Contact Lens (ICL) and refractive cataract surgery.
One of the key advances with Modern LASIK is being able to determine who are the best candidates before the procedure and offering other options to those who are not. This is only possible with an Advanced Ocular Analysis (AOA), which we like to describe as the best eye exam you will ever have. Some centers do not have the advanced technology needed to perform an AOA exam. We believe it is necessary and every patient at Carrot LASIK & Eye Center receives one so we can make the best recommendation for each person.
Some people are not candidates for LASIK because of certain conditions, such as keratoconus or macular disease. If that applies to you there may be alternatives. At Carrot we have all the advanced procedures and the technology and expertise to do them well.