Why LASIK is better at LasikPlus
Whether you suffer from nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness(hyperopia) or even astigmatism, LasikPlus surgeons can transform your vision. Their extensive training and experience allows them to quickly correct your vision exclusively using 100-percent bladeless laser technology.
Walk through the experience step by step to understand how the LasikPlus LASIK eye surgery experience starts with a simple FREE consultation and ends with you seeing 20/20* again.
Who Is A Candidate for LASIK?
Advances in laser vision correction mean more and more people are excellent candidates for the procedure. Generally, you are a good candidate if:
• You are at least 18 years of age
• You are in good general health
• You have had a stable vision prescription for at least one year
• You are not currently pregnant and have not been nursing in the last 6 months
Schedule a free consultation today to meet with our experienced clinical team and receive a comprehensive eye examination to determine candidacy.
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You may have heard of monovision as a way to correct the vision impairment caused by aging known as presbyopia. Presbyopia occurs as the lens of the eye loses elasticity, making it hard to focus on objects that are up close and resulting in a need for reading glasses, bifocals or contacts. Monovision compensates for presbyopia by correcting the eyes separately — one for distance and one for viewing objects up-close.
Most patients adjust quickly to this treatment, thus eliminating their need for glasses or contacts.
Bladeless LASIK, also referred to as iLASIK™, IntraLASIK™, and all-laser LASIK,is a laser eye surgery involving the use of cool pulses of light to prepare the cornea for surgery. Immediately following corneal preparation, your cornea will be reshaped using a cool ultra-violet laser to evaporate a small amount of corneal tissue — less than the thickness of a human hair.
Your eyes will be completely numbed with anesthetic drops, so you will experience minimal to no discomfort. Because this method allows the surgeon to tailor the procedure to the shape of your individual eyes, the results are excellent outcomes and high patient satisfaction.
Read what just a few of our 500,000+ happy patients have to say about LasikPlus.
I could not see my son's face in the morning without searching for my glasses and I could not get out of bed without tripping over anything in my path. Almost 2 years ago I had the surgery, and I can now see everything without any help, or squinting. I will never miss a smile or cute face that my child makes!
The exam was thorough and the staff explained everything throughout the process and made me know I was in capable hands. On my treatment day, I was nervous, but the staff took great care of me, and before I knew it, the procedure was over and I was home. The staff took great care of me!
After LASIK I see better than ever before in my life and the best part is I have no worries about contacts or glasses. I can ride my motorcycle worry free, I have no dry contacts, and no misplaced glasses. LASIK put my life in focus!
Enough was enough! My contacts caused conjunctivitis and my glasses hurt my ears. I am so elated with the outcome of my LASIK. Being able to see clearly without glasses or contacts, in a more natural way, has made all the difference in the world to me.
After hearing from my co-workers how great their LASIK treatments turned out and having been offered LASIK at a great value, I decided to get LASIK. It was an immediate success for me. The office staffs' knowledge was comforting. A week after my treatment, I was 20/15 and very happy.
Even though I had to drive 4 hours for each visit, I would do it all over again for the outcome. To be able to see again was something I never thought would be possible.
At LasikPlus, your procedure is comfortable and quick.
Through a FREE, 90-minute consultation, we determine if you’re a candidate for laser vision correction. You will undergo many tests similar to those you’ve experienced during your annual eye exam, as well as additional scans that tell us important information about your eyes as they relate to LASIK.
Free Consultation Includes:
All of these factors help your surgeon determine if you are a candidate for laser vision correction, and if so, which treatment option is best for your eyes. Once complete, this exam aids your surgeon in developing your unique LasikPlus Customized Treatment Plan.
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Using the results of your comprehensive eye examination, your doctor will create your own personal customized surgery plan tailored to your prescription, eye anatomy and personal needs.
At LasikPlus, we know that laser vision correction is not a one-size-fits-all solution. In fact, to provide you with the best outcome for your vision, numerous factors must be taken into account to provide you with a LasikPlus customized treatment plan.
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At LasikPlus, the LASIK procedure takes less than 15-minutes per eye.
On your procedure day, you should expect to be with us for about 90 minutes to 2 hours. This allows adequate time for your registration, preparation, and final eye testing, and gives you an opportunity to relax and enjoy this life-changing experience.
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Upon sitting up in the treatment room, you will immediately be able to see. If you are like most of our patients, you will sit up and tell us the exact time from the clock hanging across the treatment room! *
After a quick check, you will be provided with protective eyewear and released to go home. Even though we may ask you to keep your eyes closed on the drive home, we realize you, like most patients, will take a peek, only to be surprised that that you can already read the street signs.*
Your significant vision clarity will continue to improve over the following days and weeks.
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After the surgery, you may experience slight discomfort or a feeling similar to having an eyelash or dry contact lens in your eye. This sensation generally disappears after the first day.
After 24 hours, you can resume reading, using a computer or tablet, watching television and light exercise. Your LasikPlus team will guide you through all the details of post-operative care and into your new life of improved vision before and after your treatment is completed.
When you choose LasikPlus for your laser vision correction, you become part of our family. That’s why we schedule regular post-operative visits after your procedure. Your treatment day isn’t the end of your LASIK journey; it’s the beginning of a new life with sharper images and brighter colors.
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At LasikPlus, you're family. That’s why we schedule post-op visits periodically after your treatment.
After your surgeon completes a post-LASIK check, you will be given protective glasses to wear and can be driven home. We recommend that you relax and take a nap for several hours with your protective glasses on.
Be sure not to rub, poke or touch your eyes. If you experience irritation, use the artificial tears provided by your doctor. Also follow your doctor’s instructions on using your steroid and antibiotic eye drops.
Use this time to rest and relax. For the first 24 hours, it is best to avoid straining your eyes through reading, computer work or watching TV. You should wear your protective glasses to bed for 1 week to avoid accidentally touching your eyes in your sleep.
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After your procedure, we'll schedule a quick next day visit to the Vision Center for a check up by your LasikPlus surgeon.
Continue following your doctor’s recommendations regarding eye drops, and be sure to keep water, soap and shampoo out of your eyes when showering
Most patients see well enough to drive to their follow-up appointment, but if you feel uncomfortable, please ask someone to drive for you.
As you read, use the computer and watch TV, be sure to keep your eyes well lubricated and rest them if they feel strained.
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After a week, you may sleep without wearing your protective glasses and can resume the use of lotions and creams.
Typically, your surgeon will request that you attend a post-operative appointment about 1 week after your LASIK treatment to monitor your eyes as they heal.
At this point, you can resume just about all the activities you enjoyed prior to LASIK, just with clearer vision!
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Typically, your surgeon will request that you attend a post-op appointment about 1 month after your treatment. Usually at that time, all activities including contact sports, swimming and even scuba diving may be resumed.
In some cases, your doctor may request a 90-day post-operative check. Be sure to check with your doctor at LasikPlus for specific instructions.
The cost of LASIK will depend on a number of factors, including your prescription, the procedure to best correct your vision, and discounts through your health or vision insurance plan to name a few. Regardless of the package required for your vision correction needs, our prices are 20% below the national average price. The only way to obtain an exact cost is to have your free LASIK examination with us.
We guarantee financing and offer a variety of financing options that fit almost any budget, from 0% interest or $0 down options, to plans with payments less than $100 per month.‡
For a limited time, prices start at $250 per eye in select locations♥.
Yes! LasikPlus offers guaranteed finanicng, including $0 down or 0% options, as well as extended payment options‡. You can be on your way to 20/20 vision with a monthly payment that works for you!
Some questions to ask a LASIK surgeon may include:
The lasers utilized by LasikPlus have eye-tracking systems that ensure the laser is focused on the proper part of your eye. If you move slightly, the laser will be able to track that movement and remain focused on the right spot on the cornea. If you move, the laser has safety features that will automatically shut it down and reposition the laser where it left off. We take every step necessary to ensure our commitment to your safety is reflected in our customized technology.
LASIK is an increasingly common procedure, and finding a LASIK surgeon is perhaps one of the most important parts of your decision-making process. To ensure a safe and effective procedure, it is important to choose a surgeon who is well trained and highly experienced. To choose the best LASIK surgeon, you can use a number of resources including the Web research - article sites such as www.SeeForYourself.com and board sites such as www.abop.org (American Board of Ophthalmology),patient references, and the experiences of your friends and family.
Don’t bank entirely on the cost of LASIK
Some consumers may be enticed to visit a LASIK surgeon based solely on who advertises discounts or lower prices than other surgeons. While the price of the procedure can be a factor when choosing a LASIK surgeon, other important factors should be considered. LASIK is a serious medical procedure that must be performed by a highly skilled surgeon with exceptional training and experience. Choosing a surgeon based only on price alone is gambling with one’s vision. The decision should incorporate the cost of LASIK eye surgery and financing options together with the reputation of the practice, the technology used and the surgeon’s skill and experience.
Review and research the technology
You should pay attention to the technology used by a LASIK surgeon. As new technologies and techniques emerge, LASIK also evolves, providing patients with better results and less discomfort. A surgeon should offer customized lasers and technology for optimal results. Many of these new LASIK technologies provide highly accurate measurements and laser technology for optimum outcomes. To learn more about our customized technology, you can visit websites that specialize in providing consumers useful information about LASIK and the newest and safest laser technology such as www.FDA.gov.
One of the best ways to choose a LASIK eye surgeon is through word-of-mouth. Your friends and family who have had the procedure are often more than happy to recommend a surgeon. These sources may also provide detailed information about a doctor’s personality, the cost of LASIK eye surgery and quality of patient care that a website or advertisement may not offer.
You can also ask your ophthalmologist, optometerist, or eye care professional for a referral to a LASIK surgeon. Doctors who are familiar with their patient’s unique vision correction needs can assist in the process of finding a qualified LASIK surgeon who specializes in a variety of special vision conditions.
To learn more about a particular LASIK surgeon, you can ask the LASIK surgeon for references or ask to consult with their previous patients. References can help you learn more about how well a LASIK surgeon treats patients both medically and personally.
Surf the Web
The Web is a useful and convenient tool that allows consumers to easily research LASIK surgeons. Many doctors have websites that highlight specific details about their practices, including the technology and lasers they use and surgical fees. A LASIK surgeon’s Web page may also outline the surgeon’s education and certifications.
The Web can also be useful for verifying a surgeon’s credentials. Many official ophthalmology organizations, such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.aao.org) and the American Board of Ophthalmology (www.abop.org)have websites that allow consumers to search for officially accredited surgeons in their area.
Consumers can also visit consumer advocacy organizations’ websites. For example, the National Consumers League offers tips on choosing a physician. These groups also specialize in providing public warnings about untrained or unofficially certified LASIK surgeons to prevent medical malpractice.
While you should prepare to spend around 90 minutes at your doctor’s office for both your preop vision exam and treatment, the surgery itself takes less than 10 minutes. In fact, the laser will be used on each eye for less than a minute.
Most patients have immediately improved vision following the procedure. Naturally, there will be some blurriness of vision, but more patients see clearly within 24 hours and return to work the next day.
LASIK and laser vision correction procedures are virtually pain-free as the eyes are numbed with anesthetic drops prior to the procedure. Patients will feel light pressure during the procedure, but it is not uncomfortable. Following the procedure, most patients do not experience pain, and wetting drops can be used to alleviate any dryness or scratchiness.
Dry eyes following LASIK or PRK can occur and are usually a temporary side effect. Following your procedure, you will be asked to us artificial tears, which will help prevent the dry-eye feeling. For most patients, the dryness disappears within 3 to 6 months following treatment. If you already experience dry-eyes, make your LASIK/PRK doctor aware as it will aid in the recommended procedure for you. They may also prescribe additional eye drops to help you following your procedure.
LASIK and PRK are considered to be permanent procedures. For a small number of patients, a retreatment may be necessary to obtain optimal results. With the LasikPlus Lifetime Advantage Plan, medically appropriate re-treatments are performed free of charge.
Absolutely. Most surgeons will conduct LASIK procedures on both eyes at the same appointment.
Yes, LASIK is an eligible FSA expense under IRS guidelines. FSA funds can also be used to pay for prescription medications associated with the procedure.
FSAs offer another financial advantage. Since the money is deducted on a pretax basis, you save an amount equal to the taxes you would have paid on the cash set aside.
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