LASIK eye surgery is commonly used to treat all refractive sight conditions. This means people who use glasses or contact lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and other general sight impurities have the option of improving their vision with laser eye surgery. Formally known as ‘laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis’, LASIK surgery is a popular procedure that many patients undergo.
How LASIK Works:
In LASIK eye surgery, a laser is used to change the shape of the cornea in order to improve vision. A laser is designed to create an opening in the cornea where certain tissue that inflicts a loss or lack of precise vision is removed. In most cases, LASIK eye surgery will improve direct vision successfully enough that the use of glasses and contacts is no longer needed.
LASIK is an outpatient procedure that is done at a non-surgical facility is less than 30 minutes. Patients are required to wear a protective shield after treatment, as well as while sleeping. Eye drops are provided to help relieve itching from dryness but no other restrictions are necessary. LASIK surgery patients are known to notice change in their eyesight gradually between three to six months.
Cost of LASIK:
The most important thing you need to know about the cost of LASIK eye surgery is that you are paying per eye. If you wish to have LASIK done in both eyes, you will be paying for two separate procedures. LASIK prices depend on the provider as well as what kind of surgery you receive. One surgeon might cost up to $500 less than another, so it’s important that you do your research before you decide if LASIK is right for you.
This procedure is not covered by insurance, and is considered a personal ‘cosmetic’ procedure. Often times, depending on your insurance coverage and benefits provide by your workplace, you may be able to receive LASIK surgery at a discounted price.
- LASIK is able to correct most all refractive eye conditions
- It’s incredible fast and easy
- The results have known to be effective and long lasting
In only the rarest cases has LASIK surgery not been able to improve sight, or have a negative side effect that makes it worse. For most people, this procedure is the solution to their general sight impurities. Be sure you understand the basics of LASIK surgery before you decide to have it. You should not expect results to be similar in all cases.
The doctors at West Medical are happy to help you understand everything you need to know about LASIK eye surgery. Our ophthalmologists are dedicated to making sure you are comfortable and confident with your procedure.
To learn more about LASIK eye surgery please contact West Medical at (855) 690-0565 and our helpful medical staff will answer any questions you may have.
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