I Am 30 Years Old, My Eyesight is +3.00 in one eye and +3.25 in the other eye. Can LASIK Be Performed? By Kristina Oneill on September 14, 2013


 I Am 30 Years Old, My Eyesight is +3.00 in one eye and +3.25 in the other eye.  Can LASIK Be Performed?

Yes, a +3.25 prescription can successfully be treated, but more information is needed.  Farsighted treatments work very differently than those with nearsighted prescriptions.

Though success rates tend to be higher for lower RX numbers, now thanks to customized, precise technologies like Intralase blade-less LASIK, results are better even for higher powers. Suitability for Lasik depends on many factors apart from age and prescription numbers.  

Unlike nearsightedness, it is more difficult to correct higher amounts of farsightedness.  The key is to understand the full amount of farsightedness after you have had a dilated eye exam.  Another factor is the curvature of the cornea.  There is a limit to how much increase in curvature that the patient will tolerated.  You would need to understand a few things like how much corneal thickness is available, do you have enough tissue for an enhancement if one was needed down the road.  Visual acuity after LASIK usually will improve over the first 4 months, with the bulk of improvement occurring in the first few days.  If, after 4 to 6 months, the vision is still blurry to you, there may be some residual refractive error that can be corrected through an enhancement.  You should call your refractive surgery center and schedule an enhancement evaluation if your vision is still blurry or not crisp by 4 to 6 months post healing.

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