Good LASIK Candidates - Visual Strength Of FDA-approved For LASIK

LASIK is limited in the amount of vision it can correct. The FDA limit who can not undergo the LASIK according to the severity of their Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism.

Good LASIK Candidates - Visual Strength Of FDA-approved For LASIK
  • More than – 14.00 Diopter of Myopia
  • More than + 6.00 Diopter of Hyperopia
  • More than 6.00 Diopter of Astigmatism

Myopia

Of all myopic people, about 90% have corrections less than -6.00 diopters. The classifications of severity for Myopia :

  • Mild Myopia : < – 3.00 diopters
  • Moderate Myopia : – 3.00 to – 6.00 diopters
  • High Myopia : – 6.00 to – 9.00 diopters
  • Extreme Myopia : > – 9.00 diopters

Astigmatism

Of all myopic people, 50% or more have astigmatism as well, most of these people have corrections of less than 1 diopter. The classifications of severity for Astigmatism :

  • Mild Astigmatism : <1.00 diopters
  • Moderate Astigmatism : 1.00 to 2.00 diopters
  • High Astigmatism : 2.00 to 4.00 diopters
  • Extreme Astigmatism : < 4.00 diopters

Hyperopia

The classifications of severity for Hyperopia :

  • Mild Hyperopia : +1.00 D to +2.00
  • Moderate Hyperopia : +2.00 D to +4.00
  • High Hyperopia : +4.00 D to +5.00
  • Extreme Hyperopia : > +5.00 D