do I know if I'm a candidate for Laser Vision Correction?
believe it is important to be fully informed, to have realistic
expectations and to have all of your questions about LASIK eye
surgery answered honestly and directly. We suggest that you come
in for a detailed consultation with our physicians and staff.
long do I have to keep my contacts out before my LASIK surgery?
you are wearing soft contacts, they need to be left out for at
least fourteen days before your evaluation exam and
your LASIK surgery. If you are wearing hard or gas permeable
contact lenses they need to be out for at least three weeks prior
to your exam and surgery.
long will I be out of work after having LASIK?
depends on your occupation. Certain jobs that require intense
clarity of vision may be difficult to perform for one or two days.
Most patients can return to work the next day, assuming their
vision is adequate for their job.
Refractive Laser Surgery hurt?
is no pain throughout the procedure because medication is administered
to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. You'll be awake throughout
the surgery. After laser eye surgery, most patients experience
little or no discomfort. Your eyes may feel scratchy, gritty,
or watery. These symptoms are temporary and are not a problem
for most patients.
if I move my eye during the procedure?
laser has eye tracking technology so the laser can detect eye movement and automatically shut down. Our surgeon is also observing and tracking fine eye movements through a microscope during the procedure. The technology has safeguards
built into it that will allow the physician to resume treatment
to the appropriate area of the cornea once the eye is re-aligned.
long will the procedure actually take?
will be at the Laser Center for approximately 90 minutes. The
laser surgery with the surgeon lasts about 15-20 minutes. The
actual laser treatment time is often less than one minute.
What is CustomVue LASIK?
CustomVue LASIK is a state of the art diagnostic system that enables your surgeon to "custom design" your treatment by capturing a "fingerprint" map of YOUR cornea.
What can I expect after surgery?
Patients may experience some mild discomfort and/or blurred vision for a few hours after surgery. Therefore you may not drive home after undergoing the procedure and should not plan to drive for twenty-four hours. If
you are under the age of 40, you should not have any problems
seeing up close after surgery. People in their middle to late
40s naturally have trouble seeing up close and need to use readers to read small print. This will happen to you even if
you do not have eye laser surgery. Patients over the age of 50
may also have more difficulty with arm length or intermediate
range vision. Options to correct for your near vision will be discussed during your examination.
if any, side effects occur?
potential risks and benefits of laser vision correction will be
thoroughly reviewed with you prior to the procedure. Although
complications and side effects have a low incidence, some include
glare, halos, and under or over-correction.
LASIK covered by insurance?
LASIK is becoming increasingly popular and more insurance companies are covering the procedure. Please check with your
individual insurance company.
is the price for LASIK and CustomVue LASIK?
Contact our office for current pricing and more information. A member of our staff will be happy to assist you.
Is there an alternative if I am not a LASIK candidate?
YES!! Patients who were previously told that their perscription was "too high" or that their corneas were "too thin" for LASIK may be candidates for the VERISYSE lens. This procedure is available at Eye Centers of Ohio.