Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Is laser vision correction (LVC) right for me?
If you’re over the age of 18 and suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, you’re tired of wearing glasses or contacts, and your prescription has not changed for more than a year, you may be a great candidate for laser vision correction.
Is laser vision correction permanent?
Yes. Laser vision correction results in a permanent change to the shape of the cornea and the way the eye focuses light. 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.
What are the risks?
No surgical procedure is without risks. Long term sight threatening complications from LVC are very uncommon – less than 1%. Our doctors will review the potential risks and benefits in great detail during your consultation so you can make an informed decision before undergoing LVC.
What are the long-term effects?
Long-term studies have shown excellent stability and few significant adverse effects from LASIK. The most significant adverse event after LASIK is corneal ectasia, which is a weakening of the cornea that causes a distortion of the corneal surface and poor vision. Ectasia is a rare event, occurring in less than 0.2% (fewer than 2 cases per thousand) of LASIK procedures. Treatments are available to improve vision problems caused by ectasia, and improved patient screening protocols are likely to lower the incidence of corneal ectasia in the future.
The most common adverse event after LASIK is mild regression of the effect. A small percentage of LASIK patients may have enough regression over time to require an enhancement or corrective eyewear.
How do I prepare for my LASIK consultation?
Wear Your Contacts. If you wear contact lenses, it’s ok to wear them into this appointment. Please bring your contact lens case, as you’ll remove them for a portion of the exam.
Bring Your glasses. Please bring your most current pair of glasses with you.
No Dilation. You will not be dilated at this visit, so you will be able to drive yourself afterwards.
1-Hour Visit. Plan on being at our office for approximately one hour.
Bring Your Calendar. You may find it helpful to bring your appointment calendar with you for convenient scheduling.
Take the Next Step: Talk With Our Counselor Today
If you’re ready to bring your life into focus, you owe it to yourself to take the next step to better vision. Trust your eyes to the experience and care of our surgeons. To schedule your LASIK consultation, click here or call our office.
Allegretto Wave® Custom LASIK or ASA $1,000 per eye
Your LASIK or ASA include the following treatment and care:
- Initial Consultation
- Comprehensive Measurements exam
- LASIK or ASA procedure
- Post-procedure care for 2 months
Enhancement procedures (if needed) are provided for $400 per eye for a period of one year following your initial treatment.