Do you offer payment options?

Our Refractive Surgery Coordinator will be happy to discuss financing information based on your personal needs. Check with your human resources department for any insurance plan or pre-tax dollars options which may help pay for surgery.

Will I still need glasses or contact lenses?

The goal of refractive surgery is to reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. An occasional patient may need to wear a thin pair of prescription glasses for driving at night.

Does LASIK hurt?

The treatment itself is painless. We will place a few numbing drops in your eye(s) to make you more comfortable. You will feel pressure on and around the eye during the procedure. Some patients may experience a feeling of “something in the eye” for a day or two after treatment.

How soon can I drive after the surgery?

We will require that you have someone drive you home following your procedure. However, you may drive when you feel comfortable enough to drive safely, possibly the next day.

Are follow-up visits included?

Our patients are always seen the day following the procedure and then again at one week, one month, three months, and six months following surgery. On occasion, patients require being seen more often. We offer our services twenty-four hours-a-day should you have any questions or concerns.

Will I need reading glasses after my surgery?

Generally, patients under the age of 40 still read well without the use of glasses following the surgery. Patients over the age of 40 may need reading glasses for small print. Presbyopia is a term that refers to the natural weakening of the muscles that occurs in our early to mid 40s, causing us to need reading glasses.

LASIK does not correct or prevent presbyopia. Should you fall into this age category, we will be happy to discuss monovision with you at your consultation. Monovision allows many patients the convenience of near and distance vision without the use of reading glasses.