LASIK eye surgery has become a popular alternative to the use of corrective lenses such as eyeglasses and contact lenses. By 2008 alone, more than 12 million Americans had opted to leave their lenses behind and contact a LASIK surgeon. More and more individuals are choosing LASIK as a solution to their vision concerns. If you have recently begun to consider the option of LASIK surgery for vision correction, you may want to speak with a LASIK doctor about the benefits of LASIK surgery and what choices will be the right ones for you.
If you are unsure where to begin when speaking with your LASIK doctor, here are some questions you may wish to ask:
Is LASIK surgery right for me?
Every person is unique! Your LASIK doctor will advise you on whether you are, in fact, an eligible candidate for LASIK eye surgery, and if so, which procedure is the best fit for you based on multiple factors such as (but not limited to), your medical history, eye health, age (you must be 18 or older), and what type of correction your eyes need, etc. Meeting with a trusted LASIK expert one-on-one will not only help determine if LASIK surgery is right for you, but also will give you the information you’ll need to make an informed decision.
How long have you been performing LASIK procedures?
It is important to be comfortable with your LASIK surgeon. Ask the LASIK eye surgeons you meet with about their qualifications, years of experience, how many LASIK procedures they’ve completed, and what type of laser technology they use. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Do your research to find a trusted LASIK surgeon near you and learn about his or her background in the field.
What is the cost of LASIK surgery?
LASIK eye surgery costs can vary widely among providers. LASIK costs can be excessive at many other LASIK providers throughout the country. The LASIK Vision Institute is different. LVI owns all of their equipment and facilities, and therefore is able to pass a significant savings on the cost of LASIK back to you while not compromising quality. Additionally, you can take advantage of financing opportunities, insurance coverage discounts, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), or Health Savings Accounts (HSA) that could be applied toward the cost of your procedure. Tax refunds are another opportunity to offset the cost of LASIK surgery.
What will I typically experience after a LASIK eye surgery procedure?
Speaking with your LASIK doctor will allow you to find out exactly what you can expect after a LASIK treatment. Most LASIK surgeons recommend keeping your eyes closed for the first few hours following surgery and resting for the first 24 hours. After your surgery, you will receive a post-operative consultation and your LASIK doctor will be able to tell you what to expect in the days and weeks following treatment.
LASIK surgery has provided many people the chance to be less dependent on corrective lenses and eyewear. LASIK may or may not be the right choice for you. By taking advantage of a no-obligation Free LASIK Consultation, you have the opportunity to start the process to find out if LASIK is a good fit for your lifestyle.