Can you have LASIK performed if you have SLK and dry eyes? I am currently on Restasis to help with dry eyes, along with OTC drops as needed. I have been unable to wear my contacts for almost 2 years now due to irritation from EKC prior to my SLK diagnosis. I am aware that my eyes must be "quiet" for at least a year before I can even think about LASIK, but will my dry eyes prevent me from getting the LASIK performed? I am a long-term contact lens wearer (14 years), so I really hate having to wear my glasses (but I can't see without them, I'm -3.75 in L, -4.25 in R). Also, my thyroid bloodwork was normal (it's a factor in some cornea/SLK patients). Any tips or suggestions?