Eye Health

Updated 13 February 2015

Can I have laser eye surgery?

Are you a candidate?

You must:
  • be over 20 years old
  • not be pregnant
  • have eyes in the correctable range
  • have had a stable refraction (glasses or contact lens strength) for the past year
  • have eyes with no complicating injuries or diseases (this will be assessed)

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg and is currently practising at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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