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Am I a Candidate for Epi-LASIK

If you have thin corneas and are not a candidate for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK (a corneal refractive procedure that requires the creation of a partial-thickness flap before the cornea is sculpted with a laser), Epithelial Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (Epi-LASIK) may be a good option for you.

Epi-LASIK may be a good choice if you:

  • Want to reduce or eliminate your dependency on glasses or contacts
  • Are at least 18 years of age, with stable vision for at least one year
  • Have healthy eyes with no sign of glaucoma or cataracts
  • Have thinner than average corneas
  • Have had previous eye surgery such as RK (Radial Keratotomy)
  • Are involved in contact sports (boxing, sky diving)
  • Have a job that may involve eye injury (law enforcement, professional athlete)