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13
Mar
Coronavirus: A Note to Our Patients

Dear Valued Patient, As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact people around the globe, our first priority is the safety and well-being of our patients, team members and communities. We are committed to doing our part to prevent it’s spread and to protect our country during this public health crisis. As a result, effective Friday, […]

Posted in: LASIK News,
Author: The LASIK Vision Institute
10
Feb
LASIK Myths Exposed

The thought of having a laser pointed at your eye can make LASIK seem like a scary procedure for many people. The reality is, laser eye surgery is an easy and safe FDA-approved procedure. There are many misconceptions about LASIK, including what to expect on surgery day, LASIK cost, recovery time and much more.  Below are […]

Posted in: LASIK Safety,
Author: The LASIK Vision Institute
10
Feb
The Real Cost of Laser Eye Surgery

The cost of laser eye surgery can range from as low as $220 per eye to up to $4,000 or more per eye.  What gives? Why such a price difference? Geography, surgical experience, technology (e.g., which lasers), eye prescription, insurance benefits, and healthcare savings all influence your real cost of laser eye surgery. Why Cost […]

Posted in: LASIK Cost,
Author: The LASIK Vision Institute
10
Feb
Myopia: What is it?

Medically, myopia (my-OH-pee-uh) is an inability to see far away. A synonym is “nearsightedness.” Someone who is myopic can see near, but not far away. LASIK eye surgery can correct this common condition. Myopia causes Myopia is caused by a focusing errors that can be corrected by changing the shape of the cornea. The cornea […]

Posted in: Vision Problems,
Author: The LASIK Vision Institute
10
Feb
Common LASIK Fears (and Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid!)

LASIK fear is among the most common reasons that people shy away from the procedure.  And among the most common LASIK fears, three show up more than any others among those considering the procedure. LASIK Fear #1 – Fear of being awake during surgery Perhaps the most common LASIK fear is the fear of being […]

Posted in: LASIK Safety,
Author: The LASIK Vision Institute
10
Feb
LASIK Eye Surgeons: How to Find Dr. Right

Congratulations! You’ve made an excellent decision to improve your vision and your overall quality of life with laser eye surgery, or LASIK. But before you take the plunge, you have one final decision to make: selecting the right LASIK eye surgeon for you. Choosing a LASIK eye surgeon Choosing your LASIK eye surgeon is one of […]

Posted in: LASIK Surgeons,
Author: The LASIK Vision Institute
10
Feb
When is Someone Too Young or Too Old to Have LASIK?

Age marks plenty of milestones: driving, voting, working and retiring. But there’s no set age for LASIK. Most providers won’t perform LASIK on those under 18 because eyes tend to keep changing into early adulthood. But laser eye surgery has been performed on children (with severe vision problems) and octogenarians alike. These are outliers to […]

Posted in: LASIK Candidacy,
Author: The LASIK Vision Institute
10
Feb
What is Bladeless LASIK?

LASIK eye surgery is a common procedure used to correct eye problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. All three are conditions that affect the eye’s ability to focus on objects near and far away. Part of the LASIK procedure requires an eye surgeon to create a hinged flap of tissue, which can be done […]

Posted in: LASIK FAQs,
Author: The LASIK Vision Institute
10
Feb
Dry Eyes Before and After LASIK

Dry eyes are no fun: They itch, sting and tear up. They’re a possible side effect of LASIK eye surgery, but usually they clear up within the first year of recovery. Some experts have estimated that as many as eight out of 10 LASIK patients deal with some dry eye symptoms in the weeks following their […]

Posted in: Eye Health,
Author: The LASIK Vision Institute
10
Feb
LASIK Risks: A Straight Answer

A majority of people never have a LASIK complication, but you might have wondered what risks this procedure carries. Here are some of the most common possible risks of LASIK. It’s important to discuss these risks with your LASIK eye surgeon or optometrist before your procedure. Remember, most patients don’t experience LASIK complications, but with […]

Posted in: LASIK Safety,
Author: The LASIK Vision Institute