Though LASIK is meant to last a lifetime, your vision may still change with age and time. The following may still impact you, regardless of the type of refractive eye surgery you got: Under-correction: If you experience a refractive error, your doctor can adjust it and you can do a follow-up "enhancement" surgery to achieve [...]
Long-term complications are considered rare and generally result from poor pre/post-op care, wound healing or infections. Most side-effects resolve themselves over time. They include: Glare Halos around images Trouble driving at night Fluctuating vision Dry eyes Scratchy eyes Light sensitivity Small bruises on your eye Our optometrists strongly recommend that moderate-to-severe dry eye patients treat [...]
The surgeon will explain and help you decide if LASIK, PRK, SMILE, or LASEK is best for you during your complimentary pre-surgery consultation. PRK is a good option for patients with thinner, asymmetrical or irregular corneas as well as patients who are predisposed to chronic dry eye, and patients whose jobs or lifestyles cause them [...]
Every patient is different and the surgeon will provide specific guidelines for your post LASIK care. For most patients, they can return to work and normal daily activities after 24 hours. Our optometrist will perform an eye exam after the day of the procedure to determine if you can resume driving. By the end of [...]
LASIK surgery cost varies by location and providers but patients can anticipate to pay between $1,500 to $3,000 per eye. Insurance plans typically don't cover the cost as this is considered an elective procedure. Financing option is usually available. The fees typically cover: Pre-surgery care Surgery, including any medications given as part of the surgery [...]
Compared to PRK or LASEK, LASIK healing times are significantly shorter, with most LASIK patients returning to work and normal life very shortly after their LASIK procedures. Noticeable vision improvement after LASIK is virtually overnight, and it’s very common to treat both eyes on the same day.
20/20 or near 20/20 clear vision at distance or near, without the need for glasses or contact lenses (high-risk patients may only be able to get results comparable to their best-corrected vision but without glasses or contacts) Essentially painless LASIK surgery takes only about 10 minutes per eye Quick recovery time with no bandages or [...]