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Doylestown, PA

501 Hyde Park
Route 202
Doylestown, PA 18902
Phone: 215-230-9200
Fax: 215-230-9292

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Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 7am – 7pm
Wednesday 7am – 8pm
Thursday 7 am- 8pm
Friday 7am – 5pm
*Saturday (3rd Saturday of the Month) 1pm
*Saturday hours and dates are subject to change. If you do not have a scheduled appointment already, please call our office before coming in to confirm we are open.

Hopewell, NJ

2 Capital Way
Ste 326
Pennington, NJ 08534
Phone: 609-882-8833
Fax: 609-882-0077

Hours

Monday 7am – 5pm
Tuesday 7am – 7pm
Wednesday 7am – 8pm
Thursday 7am – 8pm
Friday 8am-5pm
*Saturday (1st and 4th Saturdays of the Month) 8am – 1pm
*Saturday hours and dates are subject to change. If you do not have a scheduled appointment already, please call our office before coming in to confirm we are open.

Hamilton, NJ

1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd
Ste 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone: 609-890-0772
Fax: 609-890-0774

Hours

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 8pm
Wednesday 12pm – 8pm
Thursday 7am – 4pm
Friday 8am – 4pm
*Saturday (1st Saturday of the Month) 8am – 1pm
*Saturday hours and dates are subject to change. If you do not have a scheduled appointment already, please call our office before coming in to confirm we are open.

Does My Eyeglass Prescription Qualify For LASIK?

A very common question that comes up is whether a certain eyeglass prescription qualifies for LASIK.

There is a simple answer based on FDA approved limits, but a more realistic answer is based on more complex set of criteria which must be applied in clinical situations.

LASIK is FDA approved for up to -14.0 diopters of myopia, up to +6.00 diopters of hyperopia, and up to 6.00 diopters of astigmatism. Most refractive surgeons treat more conservative ranges, up to -12.0 diopters of myopia and up to +3.00 diopters of hyperopia.

In addition, there are many factors which must be taken into consideration when determining if a patient is a suitable candidate for LASIK. The higher the prescription, the more corneal tissue is removed with the laser. This means that the patient’s cornea must have enough thickness to safely perform the procedure. For example, a patient with -7.00 diopters of myopia must have at thicker cornea than a patient with -2.00 diopters of myopia. Patients with high prescriptions and thin corneas are usually not good candidates, but patients with lower prescriptions may still qualify even if their cornea is thinner than average.

Another important factor to consider is the stability of eyeglass or contact prescription. If the prescription has changed more than 0.5 diopters over a year, it is advisable to wait until it stabilizes. Although LASIK enhancement is possible, it is better to wait until the prescription stabilizes.

Contact Us Today to Learn More About LASIK

Our team understands just how important it is to have crystal clear vision, and that is why we are proud to offer leading-edge procedures like LASIK. To determine if LASIK may be an option for you and your unique eyes, please contact us today to learn more and to schedule your screening appointment.

Contact Us

Doylestown, PA
501 Hyde Park
Route 202
Doylestown, PA 18902

Phone: 215-230-9200

Fax: 215-230-9292

Hopewell, NJ
Two Capital Way
Suite 326
Pennington, NJ 08534

Phone: 609-882-8833

Fax: 609-882-0077

Hamilton, NJ
1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd
Suite 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Phone: 609-890-0772

Fax: 609-890-0774

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