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Am I a Candidate for LASIK Surgery | Waring Vision Institute
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LASIK eye surgery can resolve the inconveniences associated with glasses or contacts and produce clear, sharp vision. A consultation with a highly experienced, accomplished ophthalmologist is the first step in determining if LASIK surgery is right for you.

What to Expect

Dr. George Waring’s practice in Charleston, SC focuses on providing the most effective treatment to every client’s vision problems. The first step is a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK. Dr. Waring has developed advanced treatments for various vision problems, and offers some of the latest technologies and treatments at his Charleston clinic. As a recognized authority in the field of vision correction, the Waring Vision Institute is a destination for premier vision correction and the treatment of a range of eye conditions.

LASIK Surgery: Are you a Candidate?

LASIK is not appropriate for those under the age of 18 as the shape of the eye is still changing. In general, if your eyeglass or contact prescription is changing, you need to have about 12 months of unchanging vision prior to undergoing LASIK. If you are not a candidate, we offer various other vision correction treatments that could help you regain clear, sharp vision without glasses beyond LASIK. Those who have the following conditions may not be candidates for LASIK, and can be evaluated for one of our other many vision correction procedures:

  • Have overly thin corneas
  • Have severe dry eyes
  • Have unstable vision
  • Are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Have certain medical conditions, like degenerative or autoimmune disorders
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Is LASIK Right for Me?

Medical insurance providers consider LASIK an elective procedure, and typically do not cover the procedures. Consult with our ophthalmologist and your insurance provider to see if any part of your surgery could be covered by your health insurance, as some insurances have self-pay accounts for procedures like LASIK. While laser eye surgery has been FDA-approved for 15 years and most clients experience outstanding results, it is important that you understand all the potential risks or complications of the procedure with your eye doctor. These clients are typically excellent candidates for LASIK eye surgery:

  • Client is in good general health
  • Client is free of eye diseases, infections, or injuries
  • Client has stable vision
  • Client has nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or presbyopia

LASIK Eye Surgery in Charleston, SC

The Waring Vision Institute in Charleston, SC is easily accessible from the surrounding communities of Mount Pleasant, Myrtle Beach, and Columbia, and many clients come from other states for the advanced treatments and ongoing clinical trials for new procedures we offer. Dr. Waring was the first surgeon in the United States to perform LASIK with a high seed laser and the first surgeon in the South Carolina to perform high definition custom LASIK. Dr. Waring is known for surgical excellence in performing LASIK surgery and is highly-regarded as an authority in the field of vision correction, as well as his contribution to the development of newer and better treatments for a range of vision problems and eye diseases.

Waring Vision Institute

735 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Ste 101

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Phone: 843-592-3955

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