LASIK FAQs

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How Much Does LASIK Cost?

LASIK at our office is $1,000 per eye. That price includes your pre-op, procedure and post-op care, and will not go up if you have a higher prescription or if you have astigmatism. That’s our LASIK price. Period.

Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

LASIK does a great job correcting fixed focus imperfections of the eye (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism). You will likely do very well with LASIK if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are between the ages of 20 and 55
  • Have nearsightedness up to about -9.00, with or without astigmatism up to about -5.00
  • Have corneas of normal thickness and curvature
  • Do not have keratoconus or some other corneal pathology
  • Are in generally good medical health
The only way to know for sure if you’re a candidate for LASIK, is to see us for a LASIK consultation. This visit is free and lasts about 1 hour. We’ll perform several measurements to determine if LASIK is a good fit for you. And we’ll let you know your likelihood of achieving 20/20 vision.

What is 20/20 Vision?

If your visual acuity is determined to be 20/20, you see at 20 feet what a person with normal vision sees at 20 feet. If you have 20/40 vision, you see at 20 feet what a person with normal vision could see from 40 feet. And, if you’re one of the lucky ones who has 20/15 vision, you can see at 20 feet what others would have to move up to 15 feet to see.

Will I see 20/20 after LASIK?

After LASIK, most patients see as well, if not better, than they did with their glasses or contacts. One thing that makes our office special, is that we’ll provide you with our actual results with other patients at your same prescription – in writing. Whatever your prescription, we’ll provide you with specific information about your likelihood of achieving 20/20 vision. No guessing. No generalities. Just the actual data to help you make an informed decision.

Is LASIK Permanent?

Yes. Laser vision correction results in a permanent change to the shape of the cornea. However, LVC will not prevent age-related conditions such as presbyopia (the need for reading glasses) or cataracts. These conditions would still be treated in their normal manner.

How long does the surgery take?

LASIK is a very quick procedure, especially using the Allegretto Wave laser, one of the fastest lasers available. Your surgeon uses the laser to sculpt your prescription onto your eye in a matter of minutes. We’ll need a bit of time to prepare you for the procedure, and will monitor you for a bit afterwards, so we ask you to plan on being in our office for 2 hours; although you will be in the laser suite about 30 minutes.

How long does the recovery take?

Most patients notice dramatic improvement within the first few days following the procedure and are able to drive a car and return to work within one to three days. Most LASIK patients see quite well the next day. However, the speed of visual recovery ultimately depends on personal healing patterns. After LASIK, restriction on activities is minimal. We’ll go over these with you in detail prior to the procedure.

Does LASIK Hurt?

There is little or no discomfort during the procedure. Eye drops are used to numb the eyes. No needles or injections are required. After LASIK, post-operative discomfort is minimal.

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