Are You Suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?

Tara Marzuki

Check your suitability for Laser Eye Surgery by answering the following questions:

  • Are you over 18 years old?
  • Are your eyes healthy?
  • Can you see well with your glasses?

If 'yes' to all of the above then you are 95% likely to be suitable for treatment.

Check Your Prescription

Please fill in your prescription details. Don't worry if many of the boxes are empty. Axis not required.


Right Eye

Left Eye


Right Eye

Left Eye

Reading addition

Right Eye

Left Eye




Plus and Minus Signs

A minus sign (or dash above a number) means you are short sighted. A plus sign means you are long sighted. CYL means you have astigmatism. Axis is the angle of your astigmatism and is not related to suitability.

Prescription Table

If you are unsure of your exact prescription please use the table below to see the type of surgery that could be suitable for you:

Suitability Chart
Suitability Chart

If your reading glasses prescription is +1, +1.5 or +2, you may be suitable for Monovision Laser Eye Surgery.

Medical Conditions

The following medical conditions may preclude you from treatment (which can only be confirmed on consultation):

  • Blepharitis (eye infections) - your eyes need to be clear of infection
  • Increased internal eye pressure - eye pressure needs to be under control
  • Dry eyes, Epilepsy, MS - depending on the status of the condition
  • Diabetes - OK if well controlled with healthy retinas
  • Very large pupils with high correction
  • Your prescription is low (under 0.75) and you do not have astigmatism
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding please wait three months after weaning before coming in for a consultation.

You are probably not suitable if you suffer from:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, Lupus
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular degeneration
  • Crohn's or collagen disease
  • Optic nerve damage
  • Blindness in one eye or partial sightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpes of the eye
  • Iritis
  • Corneal dystrophy
  • A squint or prism which is not corrected by contact lenses

As results are not guaranteed, we cannot treat people who have great difficulty in finding glasses to correct their eyesight, nor those with an obsessive nature or those who suffer from acute depression. Protection Status