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Lasik surgeon near Lake Forest, California discusses what makes you a good candidate for this procedure

The LASIK procedure has become recognized as an excellent method of reducing the need for corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses. Because every person’s eyes are different, this treatment may not be the best solution in every situation. Dr. George Salib is an experienced LASIK surgeon who treats patients from all over including Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Hills, California. The thoroughness of care provided to each of our patients ensures a positive outcome from personalized procedures.

What we look for in a LASIK candidate

Diopter limits

A diopter is a unit of measurement that tells your ophthalmologist or optometrist how far you can see. The corrective power of LASIK for nearsightedness is up to 14 diopters. Up to 6 diopters of farsightedness can be corrected. The same holds true for astigmatism. Greater severity of refractive error may be best treated with other procedures. The way to learn if you are within the ideal limits is to schedule a consultation and examination at Orange County Eye Institute. Our experienced team can discuss the options best suited to your particular condition.

Stable vision

Our eyes naturally change as we age. However, after about the age of twenty, these changes occur much more slowly. LASIK is best suited to individuals whose prescription has remained relatively consistent for at least one year.


LASIK is a minor surgical procedure. For that reason, the best candidates will be in good health. Conditions such as an auto-immune disease can inhibit optimal healing and disqualify you from this treatment. Patients with diabetes will also be considered very carefully. In addition to general health, eye health is a factor in candidacy for LASIK surgery. Problems with dry eyes or glaucoma may mean that LASIK is not the best procedure for you.


(949) 441-5444

Most patients are good candidates for the LASIK refractive procedure. Our comprehensive exam and consultation includes medical history and various other considerations that allow us to reach an accurate conclusion about your treatment options.

You may not have to rely on corrective eyewear much longer! Contact Orange County Eye Institute today for your LASIK consultation.


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