Decision Aid Summary

Title Nearsightedness: Should I Have Laser Surgery?
Audience People with myopia considering laser surgery to correct vision.
Options included Have surgery to correct your nearsightedness.
You may still need to wear glasses or contact lenses part of the time.
Rely on your glasses or contact lenses for clear vision.
Year of last update or review 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Eye Diseases
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
7 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.