LasikPlus Enhancement Site

Process Description

Thank you for choosing LasikPlus! If you feel that you may need an enhancement (retreatment) due to a change in your vision, you will need to follow these steps:

Step 1: make an appointment to see your regular eye doctor. When you make the appointment, let your eye doctor’s office know that you will need to have a comprehensive dilated eye examination that includes a cycloplegic refraction, or wet dilation, where your doctor will use drops to dilate your eyes.
Step 2: before seeing your eye doctor, print this Laser Vision Retreatment Evaluation Form. Your eye doctor will need to complete this form in the course of your exam.
Step 3: once your eye doctor has completed the Laser Vision Retreatment Evaluation Form, he or she must send the completed form via fax to 513-792-5637 or via email to enh@lasikplus.com

After submitting your Laser Vision Retreatment Evaluation Form

Your Laser Vision Retreatment Evaluation Form will be processed within 3 business days. Once this happens, our medical staff will review the completed form.  This can take up to 15 business days.

If our medical staff feels a retreatment may be a viable option for you, you will be contacted by one of the Patient Care Specialists to schedule you for a comprehensive exam at one of our LasikPlus vision centers. The fee for this exam is $75.00. If, upon examination at our LasikPlus vision center, you are deemed to be a good candidate for a retreatment, you will be scheduled for the retreatment at the vision center.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to see my regular eye doctor?
LasikPlus performs LASIK surgery which treats nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. LasikPlus does not take the place of your regular eye doctor. Your regular eye doctor is responsible for managing your vision care on an ongoing basis.

Why can’t I come to LasikPlus instead of my regular eye doctor for this exam?
LasikPlus specializes in laser vision correction. Our enhancement rate is low. It is more likely that other health related issues are causing changes to your prescription. It’s best to get a comprehensive eye exam from your regular optometrist to ensure there are no other ocular problems. The good news is that the exam with your regular optometrist is covered through most insurance providers.

Why must my exam include a cycloplegic refraction?
Performing a cycloplegic refraction is the most effective way for your doctor to determine the true refractive error of the eye. This type of dilation will provide the most accurate information for our medical team when determining the plan for your retreatment.

How long will it take for the Retreatment Evaluation Form to be reviewed by the LasikPlus medical staff once it has been sent by my eye doctor?
It will take up to 2 weeks.

Why do I need to wait 6 months (or longer) to receive an enhancement?
Your eyes need sufficient time to heal from your original LASIK procedure. If your eyes don’t have sufficient healing time, a retreatment will not be beneficial.

Why do I have to pay a $75 fee for the enhancement evaluation at LasikPlus?
The examination at LasikPlus is necessary to determine if you are a viable candidate for a retreatment. It includes additional testing that is not performed by your regular eye doctor. The $75 fee is necessary to cover this additional testing.

Why isn’t the $75 fee covered under my Lifetime Plan?
Your Lifetime Plan covers all medically necessary enhancements (retreatments). You may or may not be a viable candidate for a retreatment. The Lifetime Plan does not cover the diagnostic testing and examination that is necessary to determine if you are a viable candidate for a retreatment.

Can I use my medical insurance for the $75 fee?
No, since LasikPlus does not bill insurance. However, you can use your HSA or FSA to pay the $75 fee.

What is covered and what is not covered under my Lifetime Plan?
Your Lifetime Plan covers all medically necessary enhancements (retreatments). Your Lifetime Plan does not cover other eye conditions such as cataracts, infections or dry eye.

What are the criteria for being approved for a retreatment?
You will need to have a residual refractive error of 1 diopter or greater, and the retreatment must be deemed to be medically necessary by the LasikPlus medical staff.

What if was originally treated at a LasikPlus vision center that is now closed? Where will I go for my enhancement evaluation (and retreatment if I am deemed to be a candidate)? Will I be reimbursed for my travel expenses?
LasikPlus has approximately 60 vision centers across the country, so you will go to the closest LasikPlus center. Your Acuity Plan will not be impacted. You will not be reimbursed for your travel expenses.

I originally had a monovision procedure. What will my retreatment procedure entail?
Your only option is to be retreated for distance vision. We cannot “refine” the near eye to see better up close. This will be further discussed at your enhancement evaluation.

I originally had my eyes treated for distance and now I want monovision. Is this possible?
No. Once the eyes are treated for distance vision, it is very difficult to change the shape of the eyes again to provide near vision.

Can I have a retreatment if I recently had cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery (or any other ocular surgery) voids your Acuity Plan. If you are deemed to be a safe candidate for a retreatment, LasikPlus offers special pricing of $1,000/eye.

After I attend the enhancement evaluation at LasikPlus, how long before I know if I am a candidate?
You will typically obtain the results by the end of the evaluation or within a couple of days of the evaluation if the optometrist needs to review your file with the surgeon.

How long will I have to take off work for my retreatment?
Most patients can return to work within a day or two – a lot of it depends on how well you heal. If it is important to return to work as quickly as possible AND you need to enhance both eyes, we recommend that you only enhance one eye at a time. Treating both eyes would require several days to a week of healing before returning to work.

How long with the bandage contact lens stay on after my retreatment?
Typically, the bandage contact lens will stay in between 5 to 7 days or as directed by your doctor. Your LasikPlus doctor will remove the bandage contact lens during the post-operative visit.

Can I go to work with the bandage contact lens on?
Yes. It’s best to use your medicated drops and artificial tears as directed by your doctor.

What type of restrictions, if any, will I have after my enhancement?
Don’t rub your eyes! Also, you cannot go swimming or get water directly in your eyes until the bandage contact lens is removed. There may be other restrictions that your doctor will review with you at the time of your retreatment.

I work on the computer a lot. How will my retreatment affect this?
The enhanced eye(s) will be blurry and a bit dry for the first several weeks. If you desire to have both eyes enhanced, we recommend that one eye be enhanced at a time so that you can return to work more quickly.

Am I able to qualify for short term disability during the healing time?
Generally, no. You will need to contact your employer for details regarding any short term disability benefits offered by your employer.

Are there any travel restrictions after my retreatment?
Generally, no. Please be aware that you may experience light sensitivity and that you will not be able to swim while you wear the bandage contact lenses. Also, you will need to return for a post-operative visit within 5 to 7 days of the retreatment.

What number can I call if I have additional questions?
You can call 1-800-557-1240.