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LASIK – What Can it NOT Correct?


You probably know many people who have gotten or are planning to get laser surgery for their eyes. Nowadays, LASIK is an extremely popular procedure that offers a variety of benefits. However, while LASIK can help correct refractive vision conditions (such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia and astigmatism), it cannot correct every type of vision disorder.

We offer LASIK surgery in our eye clinics in Ft. Worth, Southlake and Downtown. To learn more about LASIK and find out about your candidacy, please book a personalized consultation and eye exam.

LASIK does not effectively correct:

  • Cataracts – typically found in people over age 60, cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens. Specialized cataract removal surgery offers treatment, not LASIK.
  • Glaucoma – a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, which can lead to vision loss and blindness. LASIK may be an option to improve vision for people with glaucoma, but it is not a treatment for eye disease.
  • Amblyopia – lazy eye is a muscle-related disorder that is often treated with vision therapy.
  • Keratoconus – this corneal disorder causes the cornea to bulge and become cone-shaped, leading to distorted vision. LASIK is not suitable for people with keratoconus, because it can worsen the condition.

If you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or presbyopia, LASIK may be able to correct your vision condition. Consult with our eye doctors in Ft. Worth, Southlake and Downtown to find out whether you are a suitable candidate for LASIK. A range of ocular and general health factors will be considered in order to determine how LASIK can help you.

At Eyeworks, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 817-346-7077 or book an appointment online to see one of our Ft. Worth eye doctors.

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