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Can numbers be removed?

Hi! I am 22 years old having farsightedness. I first got total -2 number in my eyes at 13. Since then the numbers got increased every year. But in last 3 years my numbers haven't increased. Right now I have -5.5 sph, -0.75 cyl, 70 axis in right eye and -6.25 sph in left eye. I wear glasses only when I work on computer. Can I qualify for LASIK? I know there are some other factors also, but can -11.75 numbers be removed by LASIK? I work 12-16 hours daily on computer. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot.
Tags: farsightedness, computer
1731421 tn?1358826971
-11.75...are you adding your right and left eye prescriptions together? Don't do that, just look at each eye independently. I routinely correct this level of vision with LASIK surgery. An alternative is the Visian ICL for which you can do some research. Your vision is correctable with LASIK.

Sincerely,
Timothy D. McGarity, M.D.
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1731421 tn?1358826971
There are other factors involved to:
you expectations
corneal thickness (?too thin)
corneal surface disease
history of autoimmune disease
systemic meds (retinol)
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Thanks a lot for your replies. I really appreciate your help.
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