We’ve listed some of the most commonly requested LASIK information below. If you have a question not listed here, please give us a call toll free at (877) 202-0669. We’ll be happy to answer any questions!
When considering LASIK vision correction, it’s important to know that blade-free LASIK is the only FDA-approved, all-laser procedure. Quite simply, it’s the world’s safest, most advanced vision-correcting technology available today, giving you customized results for your best possible vision. Learn more about the blade-free LASIK procedure
Only blade-free LASIK procedure has earned FDA approval to correct the broadest range of vision imperfections, including mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and all types of astigmatism.
The majority of people are good candidates for the blade-free LASIK Procedure. If you’re at least 21 years old, in good general health with no existing eye disease, and your vision prescription has been stable for at least one year, you’re probably a candidate for LASIK. Click here
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The vast majority of blade-free LASIK patients improve to 20/20 vision or better after surgery. 20/20 vision means that you see at 20 feet what a person without any vision problems would see at the same distance. (For reference, you need to be at least 20/40 to drive, while fighter pilots are often measured at 20/15.) Only blade-free LASIK delivers the truly customized treatment that more doctors rely on to take their patients to 20/20 and beyond, so they can better enjoy their favorite activities such as water sports, golf, snowboarding, mountain biking, softball, and more.
blade-free LASIK is the most widely-researched vision correction procedure available today, making it safe and proven. In fact, more vision corrections are performed worldwide with blade-free LASIK technology than with any other laser procedure. Visit the FDA’s website on LASIK procedures.
Plan to be in our facility for 1-2 hours on your procedure day for pre-surgery preparation. The actual procedure takes about 10 minutes per eye. Both eyes are usually treated at the same visit.
Blade-free LASIK is quick and virtually painless. You are awake the entire time. Your eyes are numbed with drops and, at most, you might feel a little bit of pressure. There is usually no discomfort following the procedure.
Only the vision-correcting lasers behind the blade-free LASIK Procedure have earned FDA approval to correct the broadest range of vision imperfections. Other forms of laser vision correction just don’t have the clinical results and advanced technology that comprise the blade-free LASIK procedure. In addition, no other vision procedure offers the individualized treatment of blade-free LASIK, truly customizing your vision correction based on your individual refractive signature. Using 3D mapping, blade-free LASIK’s technology captures that refractive signature and uses it to create the exact specification needed to correct your vision.
For a vast majority, blade-free LASIK results are permanent. However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t need glasses at some point in the future. Due to aging eyes, everyone eventually needs reading glasses for small print sometime in their 40s or 50s. In the rare event that your vision isn’t as optimal as you’d hoped after surgery, Medical Eye Center offers an enhancement program. Click here to learn more.
At Medical Eye Center, we want you to get the best care for your eyes, regardless of cost. We offer several payment options to help you achieve your best possible vision, and a convenient payment plan lets you begin your procedure immediately, then pay for it with monthly payments that fit easily into your budget. When considering the cost of glasses and contacts, LASIK is an investment in that will pay for itself over time. Learn more about the cost of LASIK vs. contact lenses.
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You should avoid swimming, saunas and hot tubs for one week after your procedure. Other activities can be resumed immediately. Protective eyewear should be worn during contact sports or any time there is increased risk of eye injury, especially during the first three months after surgery.
Recovery is generally fairly quick. Most people are able to drive and return to work the next day.
You will be using eye drops for one week to prevent infection and aid in healing. You may also need artificial tears for some period of time after surgery.
Most patients who have had laser vision correction do not wear glasses for most daily activities. However, patients may need to wear reading glasses if they are over the age of 40. This is caused by the normal aging of the eye known as presbyopia. This condition occurs with or without laser vision correction. Some patients may need a minimal prescription for some visually demanding activities such as night driving.
We partner with local hotels that offer discounted rates for our patients. If you need accommodations we will be happy to assist you.
While we are able to accommodate most patients’ schedules, it’s best to reserve a date for your procedure as soon as possible because our surgical schedule does fill up quickly.
Having laser vision correction will not cause the development of cataracts nor prevent them. It also will not prevent you from having cataract surgery if you need it.
Most private insurance plans do not cover laser vision correction. If you would like to bill your insurance, let us know and we can provide a form you can use. If your insurance doesn’t cover the procedure, we have several affordable payment options that work for most people’s budgets. Laser vision correction does qualify as a tax deductible medical expense and for medical savings accounts.