My prescription is too low to have surgery

This is another common misnomer. Any patient with any prescription who is dependent on glasses or contacts to see is a candidate for surgery. Just because the prescription is low does not eliminate you as a candidate. Only you can be the judge; if you are happy with your vision without glasses or contacts, there is no need for surgery. In my own personal case, I had a very low prescription in my right eye before my LASIK (-1.00 diopters). Despite this low prescription, I constantly wore glasses or contacts to improve my vision. My decision to have LASIK surgery was one of the wisest choices I have ever made in my life.
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If you’ve been told eye surgery is not an option for you, contact us or call at 805-987-5300 to schedule you’re free refractive eye exam for a second opinion.


Paul J. Dougherty, M.D.

Dougherty Laser Vision