You’re likely to be suitable for laser eye surgery if your glasses prescription is within the following limits:
Be careful that some clinics which only do laser eye surgery may be willing to treat above these prescription levels because they are unable to offer alternate strategies. A one trick pony approach is unlikely to help you make an informed decision of your different options. Remember that contact lens prescription numbers are not the same as glasses, so ask your optician for a record if you don’t have the numbers to hand.
It’s not uncommon for your prescription to change with age, particularly if you’re long-sighted (hyperopic). Younger hyperopic eyes ‘hide’ the full extent of this prescription. During your consultation we may use dilating drops to relax the muscles inside the eyes to reveal the ‘full’ prescription.