; IN Surgeon on Being Too Old for LASIK

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

IN Surgeon on Being Too Old for LASIK

Indiana LASIK Surgeon Scott Buck, M.D. reassured patients seeking LASIK that if their eyes are healthy and they have an appropriate need for vision correction, you are never really too old for LASIK. “I recently examined a 64 year old gentleman who wanted to know if he was too old for LASIK,” shared Dr. Buck of Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center in Valparaiso, IN. “After performing a thorough examination and LASIK consultation I understood that for his avid hobbies of hiking, hunting and camping he just didn’t want to wear glasses for seeing at distance,” said Dr. Buck. From his eye exam I was comfortable that his eye health, corneal health and tear film were quite good. His retinas were normal and he had no sign of cataracts and his vision corrected to 20/20 with his -6.25 D eyeglass correction. Also, importantly he couldn’t tolerate contact lenses and just didn’t want to wear them while camping anyway-so we scheduled him for LASIK,” explained Dr. Buck. “We carefully explained that he was going to need to either wear reading glasses or consider having monovision to help with his near vision presbyopia focusing problem that we all have after 40 or so.”

As long as they have a tangible reason for wanting LASIK so that it will improve their lifestyle, people thinking about having Laser Eye Surgery can do so without worrying about being too old for LASIK as long as they have healthy eyes, a health cornea, sufficient tears and are free of cataracts or retinal diseases.

If you are someone you know would like to find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK please schedule a Free LASIK consultation with Scott Buck, M.D at Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center at 219-464-8223, or visit Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center or facebook.com/nwindianaeyeandlaser. Let us tell you if you are a good candidate for Laser Eye Surgery for Laser Vision Correction.

Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center in Valparaiso, IN is staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services. We are conveniently located for patients seeking eye care from throughout northern Indiana including La Porte, Mishawaka, South Bend, Michigan City, Crown Point, Merrillville, Chesterton, South Haven, Westville, Hebron, Lowell, Valparaiso and Walkerton as well as Chicago, Illinois suburban areas of Frankfurt, Calumet City, Monee and Crete.