Frequently Asked Questions
Laser Vision Correction
Q: “Are laser vision correction procedures covered by insurance?”
A: Although few policies cover Laser Vision Correction, we would be happy to check yours when you come in for a consult. Remember patient financing plans are available.
Q: “Is there any pain involved with LASIK eye surgery?”
A: Patients tell us they feel only slight discomfort, not pain during the procedure. After the procedure, most people report an irritated eye for a few hours, like if you rubbed an eyelash in your eye. But pain is subjective, and when you learn more about the procedure you’ll form your own opinion of what to expect.
Q: “Has anyone ever gone blind form a Laser Vision Correction Procedure?”
A: There have been zero reported cases of total loss of vision.
Q: “Are there any side effects with Laser Vision Correction?”
A: As with any type of surgery, side effects and complications can occur. All potential side effects and complications will be discussed further at the time of the Laser Vision Correction consultation.
Q: How long does the LASIK eye surgery procedure take?
A: This procedure typically takes 5-10 minutes per eye, with the actual laser treatment time lasting less than one minute per eye. Patients are usually in the surgery suite for no more than 15 minutes and at our facility for an average of 2 hours. Patientsneed to havesomeone drive them home from our facility.Q: How much time do I need to take off from work?
A: Plan on not returning to work the day of your procedure. Depending on the type of laser correction that you have, you may be comfortable to return to work the next day.
The LASIK procedure is the right answer for most patients who are considering refractive surgery to improve their vision. However, in patients with higher degrees of nearsightedness or farsightedness, the cornea may be too thin to allow full refractive correction.
In these cases, surgical implants may be the best alternative. These special devices are placed in the eyes to improve their focusing ability.