Southdale Eye Clinic

6533 Drew Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435

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If you are interested in improving your vision, scheduling a consultation with the Southdale Eye Clinic doctors is a great first step. Most people prove to be excellent candidates for LASIK, but approximately 5% of people should not have LASIK.

You are probably a good candidate for LASIK if:

  • You are in good overall health
  • You are over the age of 18
  • You have not had a change in your lens prescription in the past year
  • You suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
  • You understand both the risks and benefits of LASIK
  • You have realistic expectations

You should not undergo LASIK if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have an eye disease like glaucoma
  • You have an autoimmune disease, such as lupus
  • You have had a previous eye injury
  • You have dry eye
  • You have had an eye infection in the past year
  • You are not comfortable with the risk involved in LASIK
  • You are pregnant or nursing.

In addition, there are two measurements that are critical for determining LASIK candidacy: pupil size and corneal thickness. People with large pupils or thin corneas are at a higher risk of having side effects such as glare, halos and trouble with night vision. Before you are approved for surgery, our doctors will measure the size of your pupils in the dark and will check your corneal thickness.

If you think that you may be a good candidate for LASIK, please contact our team today to schedule a consultation!


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