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    How do you find out if you are suitable for eye surgery...
    My Daughter had a appointment to get her eyes tested (she wears glasses had done so for years) they have told her that her eyes a getting worse.where or who does she need to se to see if she can get help or surgery....

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    Go to GP or optometrist to get a referral to an ophthalmologist.

    They are the doctors specializing in eye disease/ disorders and surgeries/rehabilitation.

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    Oh OK cool thank you ...I will tell her ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moongazer View Post
    Go to GP or optometrist to get a referral to an ophthalmologist.

    They are the doctors specializing in eye disease/ disorders and surgeries/rehabilitation.
    Yup, this. My opthalmologist told me Im not a candidate for laser eye surgery but I am a candidate for lens replacement....whatever the outcome is, look into it before you do anything because I have heard not good things about lens replacement.

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    Are their any other options ...?

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    How old is she?

    If you're after Lasik/ laser surgery then they usually won't do that under 18 years of age. Most places that do it have free consultations to tell you whether or not you're suitable. I had it done about 14 years ago, and have never regretted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    How old is she?

    If you're after Lasik/ laser surgery then they usually won't do that under 18 years of age. Most places that do it have free consultations to tell you whether or not you're suitable. I had it done about 14 years ago, and have never regretted it.
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    In that case age isn't an issue!

    I'd suggest that she just goes to one of the clinics and they'll do a free assessment on her for suitability.

    If her eyesight is particularly bad (I think worse than -8 was the last cut-off I saw) then they may not do it, nor if her pupils are 'too big'. Mine were borderline, and I was warned I may suffer side effects if they went ahead (halos around lights at night).

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    If you are speaking of LASIK surgery I believe they want the eyes to be stable prescription for about a year. Small changes are ok, but large changes are not.
    If it is LASIK surgery, I don't think you need a referral either. Just book an appt with them.


 

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