Common Eye Surgery Misconceptions: My Prescription is Too Low to Have Surgery

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by Dougherty Laser Vision

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.

If you’ve been told eye surgery is not an option for you, contact us or call at 805-422-7939 to schedule your free refractive eye exam for a second opinion.


Paul J. Dougherty, M.D.

Dougherty Laser Vision