Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Vision Correction
Here are some of the most common questions we get from our patients (click the “+” icon to the left to reveal the answers). If you don’t see your question on the list, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer it for you.
Q: Is LASIK the best choice for my vision problem?
A: LASIK has become the most common and safest way to correct your vision. However, your doctor will determine the best choice for your vision correction during your free consultation.
Q: Am I a candidate for LASIK?
A: Not everyone is eligible for LASIK treatment. You can visit our Am I a Candidate page to see if you meet the factors listed, but a consultation with your eye surgeon is the only true way to find out.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The price of LASIK procedures varies on the type of treatment and the unique properties of your vision. We offer several financing options, and the best way to get a firm number is to contact our office and set up a free consultation.
Q: Does LASIK hurt?
A: Many patients describe feeling pressure during parts of a LASIK procedure, but there is no pain involved, as anesthetic eye drops are used to completely numb your eyes.
Q: Will I have to miss work?
A: You won’t be returning to work on the day of the procedure, but most patients are able to return within a couple of days.
Q: Is LASIK safe?
A: LASIK has been proven as a safe and effective treatment for several common eye conditions. It is important to determine whether you’re an eligible candidate beforehand, which you can do with a free consultation.
Q: Will I still have to wear my glasses or contacts?
A: Although there is a high success rate, the surgery does not guarantee that you won’t ever need corrective lenses again.
Q: Will the results last forever?
A: Most of the time, the results of laser vision correction are permanent. This is especially true if your prescription was stable before the procedure.
Q: Do I have to pay for my initial consultation?
A: Your initial consultation is free. This is where you find out if you are eligible for the procedure and any other pertinent information.
Q: How long is the recovery process?
A: Recovery time varies from person to person, but most patients are able to resume their normal activities within a couple of days. It can take 1 to 2 months for your vision to stabilize completely, but it should be clear enough to drive within two days.
Q: Can I drive after my procedure?
A: You will not be able to drive on the day of your procedure, so it is recommended to arrange for someone to drive you home. In most cases, patients are able to drive within a couple of days, post-surgery.
Q: Is financing available?
A: Yes, we offer several financing options to suit virtually every budget. Visit our Financing page to learn more.
Q: Is my LASIK procedure covered by insurance?
A: LASIK is an elective surgical procedure, so many plans will not cover it. However, it is worth checking with your insurance company beforehand.