Am I A Candidate?

 

The physicians at Mississippi Vision would like to welcome you to one of the area's finest vision correction facilities.  Dr Brannon Aden is widely experienced with LASIK eye surgery and has performed thousands of LASIK cases.  Before Dr. Aden can determine if LASIK is right for you, you will need an eye exam and a series of LASIK eye tests at our clinic located in Flowood, Mississippi.  The first step in undergoing LASIK is this pre-operative evaluation, involving a series of diagnostic tests that determine the overall health of your eyes.  Many patients have described this test to our doctors as the most comprehensive eye exam they have ever had.  Your cornea thickness is a critical component to your LASIK candidacy, and this measurement is taken during testing.  If you do not have the proper amount of cornea thickness, the procedure is not recommended.  At the end of this testing, our doctors will know a lot about the health of your eyes and whether you are a LASIK candidate. You might be interested in determining if you meet the basic requirements by completing our LASIK evaluation test located on this website.

If you are a candidate for LASIK surgery, we suggest having a discussion with the surgeon who will be performing the procedure.  In our practice, Dr. Aden will be answer any questions that you may have, including surgical expectations and issues related to LASIK financing or the cost for LASIK eye surgery.

LASIK Candidacy Requirements

During our preoperative evaluation, various factors are considered regarding your candidacy. Overall, you eyes should have a clean bill of health, you should not have any infection or injury and your corneas should be clean with no visible scarring.  Below is a list of other LASIK candidacy requirements.

  • The patient must be over the age of 18
  • The patient must have the necessary amount of corneal thickness
  • The patient must have a stable glasses or contact lens prescription
  • The patient’s prescription must be within treatable parameters
  • The patient must discuss expectations with the staff or surgeon
  • The patient must not have an extreme case of dry eye syndrome
  • The patient must have a consultation regarding the benefits and possible risks of the surgery

Laser Vision Correction, including LASIK eye surgery, has been growing in popularity since its FDA approval in the mid to late 1990’s.  Millions of people have selected this surgical procedure with the possibility of eliminating glasses and contact lenses from their lives and have achieved wonderful results.  LASIK eye surgery provides several advantages over glasses or contacts because it corrects the visual problem as opposed to simply treating the symptoms.  Long term and short term clinical data suggests that an overwhelming amount of people who have chosen LASIK eye surgery have had positive results.  In 2006, the American Academy of Ophthalmology released a 10-year effectiveness study that concluded LASIK eye surgery was effective.  Many celebrities and sports stars have even praised the value of LASIK eye surgery.  Despite the widespread popularity of LASIK, we encourage you to speak to other patients of Mississippi Vision so that you can get a better idea of the quality of vision after this type of surgery.  After all, seeing is believing!

In recent years, new technological advances have made LASIK eye surgery much safer and more accurate.  The advancement of wavefront technology for customized LASIK has been critical to these safer and more precise outcomes.

How can I afford LASIK eye surgery?
Dealing with the cost of LASIK

We understand that the cost of LASIK can be overwhelming.  We also understand that LASIK prices may vary from practice to practice.  LASIK is NOT the same from practice to practice.  In fact, the quality level, surgeon experience and technology used in surgery can be very different.  If you want a quality approach to vision correction, you will want to be at Mississippi Vision.  Dr. Aden is absolutely dedicated to her patients and their vision correction outcomes.

An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who is trained in traditional medical school and then in a residency focused on diseases of the eye and all types of surgical procedures for the eyes and eyelids. Ophthalmologists have the ability to provide total eye care. Optometrists are trained through specialized schools in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of vision and refractive problems of the eye, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, and are also trained to fit glasses and contact lenses and to prescribe aids for low vision, such as glasses and contact lenses.


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