Can I Get LASIK Surgery If I Have Diabetes?

Can I Get LASIK Surgery If I Have Diabetes? 

LASIK eye surgery is one of the best treatment options to improve vision almost instantly. At Wellington Eye Care, our optometrist in Wellington, CO, can provide consultation for LASIK eye surgery to help you get more permanent vision correction. If you're interested in LASIK surgery but have diabetes, don't worry, you can still qualify for LASIK eye surgery. Our eye doctor will answer any questions you have about complications, pros, cons, and much more about this type of surgery for diabetic patients.

What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK eye surgery is a type of refractive surgery used to correct vision errors. It involves the use of lasers to reshape the cornea and fix focusing power, thereby improving vision. This procedure reduces dependence on glasses or contact lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and other types of refractive errors.

What Are the Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery?

For patients with refractive errors, LASIK eye surgery can offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Reduction in the need for glasses or contact lenses.
  • Greater freedom from eyewear and increased convenience.
  • Reduced eye strain, headaches, and fatigue from while not eyeglasses or contacts.
  • Improved quality of life due to fewer restrictions on activities such as swimming, playing sports, or wearing headgear like hats.

What Are the Risks of LASIK for People with Diabetes?

Some people with diabetes may be at a higher risk of complications from LASIK surgery. These include:

  • Increased risk of infection due to weakened immune system and abnormal sugar levels in the blood.
  • Higher risk of eye irritation.
  • Complications that might arise due to diabetic retinopathy.

Schedule Your LASIK Consultation with Our Optometrist on Our Optometry Team

At Wellington Eye Care, we are committed to providing our patients with eye care and a range of services so they can receive the best possible results from their LASIK eye surgery. We understand that everyone's eyesight needs might be unique and can help guide you throughout the surgery and recovery process if you have diabetes. Call us today to schedule an appointment. Call us at (970) 568-7161 for help with vision correction from our eye doctor on our optometry team. We serve Wellington, CO.

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