Can Diabetics Have LASIK?

Posted by administration on June 26, 2014

Many people who have diabetes wonder if they can have LASIK to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. There is no singular answer to this question; it depends on many different factors surrounding the patient’s eye health and overall health. Any reputable ophthalmologist will demand to know your medical history and current medical condition and will perform an extensive screening process before recommending LASIK.

LASIK should not be performed on diabetic patients who have:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy, a disease that causes damage to the blood vessels in the retina (back of the eye)
  • Uncontrolled blood sugar levels
  • Unstable vision prescription

If you are a diabetic, the first step in finding out if it is safe for you to have LASIK in Rapid City is by scheduling a free LASIK Consultation at Great Plains Eye Specialists. Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Wright will go to great lengths to ensure that your diabetes is controlled enough to support LASIK and allow for proper healing. It is possible for people with well-controlled diabetes to have successful LASIK procedures.

To learn more about diabetes and LASIK in Rapid City, schedule a free LASIK Consultation by contacting Wright Vison Center at phone or today. 


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