What Is LASIK?
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a surgery that reshapes your cornea through the use of lasers. It’s a quick and precise procedure that can correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, enabling you to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses. (Add links to underlined words that pop up a definition – KS)
LASIK is typically painless, its results are immediate, and its recovery period is short. In many cases, the surgery can be performed on both eyes in under 15 minutes, and since it’s an outpatient procedure, you will be able to relax in the comfort of your own home as your eyes heal.
The surgery is quick and pain-free, generally producing results in only 15-30 minutes.
Smudges, scratches, saline solution — sometimes wearing glasses or contact lenses can be a bit of a hassle. If you’re looking for a lens-free approach to clearer vision, you may want to consider LASIK eye surgery.
LASIK can be used to correct a number of vision problems, including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Not only is LASIK fast and effective, it’s also a common and trusted procedure — more than 600,000 Americans elect to have the surgery each year.
Imagine: no more cleaning fingerprints off your glasses. No more updating prescriptions. No more accidentally poking yourself in the eye or forgetting to take your contacts out before bed. In short, LASIK offers a safe and reliable way to improve your vision and enhance your quality of life.
I am two months post-op and my experience has been great. 20/20 vision after 30+ years of glasses. Staff was thorough, prompt, and well mannered. Cannot recommend enough.
- Fred D.
Being able to go to a place that utilizes state of the art equipment that can perform “Custom” LASIK is well worth it.
- Ben W.
I’ve worn glasses/hard lenses for 30 years and wouldn’t hesitate to do it in a heartbeat! I wish I’d never waited this long!
- Brooke E.
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Is LASIK Safe?
Did you know that more than 600,000 LASIK surgeries are performed in the United States each year? LASIK is one of the most common elective medical procedures in the world, and according to studies reviewed by the FDA, more than 95 percent of LASIK patients are satisfied with the results of their surgeries.
The FDA considers LASIK to be safe and effective when performed on a good candidate by an experienced surgeon. The overwhelming majority of LASIK patients are satisfied with the improvements to their vision, and research shows that well-informed patients find that the benefits of LASIK considerably outweigh the risks.
The recovery period following LASIK is quite short. Patients tend to experience noticeably sharper vision within one to three days, and in most cases, will be able to drive and return to work the day after their procedure. If you experience blurriness or fluctuations in the clarity of your vision, there’s no need to worry — both are completely normal parts of the healing process, which can take up to two or three months in total.
After your procedure, your surgeon will send you home with eye drops and instructions on when and how to use them. Regular visits with your surgeon in the 12 months after your surgery will help guarantee that your eyes heal properly. All follow-up appointments are included in the cost of your LASIK procedure.
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How Much Does LASIK Surgery Cost?
Because everyone’s eyes are different, there’s no generic LASIK surgery. At Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas, your procedure will be tailored to the specific shape of your eyes in order to improve your vision. Due to this level of personalization, the price of LASIK may be different for you than it is for others.
During your free LASIK consultation, your surgeon will be able to provide you with a detailed quote, which will be based on a few factors, including the strength of your current prescription, your lifestyle, and your overall eye health.
If you and your surgeon determine that you’re not a good candidate for LASIK, there’s no need to worry! There are a number of other procedures that can help improve your vision so you can live without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses.
Visian ICL is a procedure designed to correct common refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. However, unlike LASIK and PRK, the procedure doesn’t make use of lasers. Instead, a surgeon places an implantable collamer lens (ICL) into your eye that works with your natural lens to improve your vision. This makes Visian ICL a good option for patients who have chronically dry eyes or thin or abnormally shaped corneas.
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