Want LASIK? Sometimes the only way to know if a procedure is right for you is to look at some of the most frequently asked questions! Keep reading to learn more!
Q. Is LASIK Safe?
- LASIK has been FDA approved since the nineties. Since then, it’s gained a reputation for being a safe, reliable, and very effective method of vision correction.
LASIK procedures like conventional LASIK and custom LASIK boast a very low-level of complications and risks. This is true of both the surgery and the recovery from the procedure.
Q. Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?
- This is a great question because as amazing as LASIK may be, it is not for everyone. LASIK candidate requirements include:
- Being at least 18 years of age – although some LASIK surgeons recommend their patients wait until their mid-twenties so vision stabilizes.
- Having a stable prescription that has remained unchanged for at least a year before having LASIK
- Not being pregnant or planning to become pregnant since your vision changes during every pregnancy.
- You cannot be nursing or breastfeeding for at least three months before getting LASIK
- You need to be in general good health
- You must have corneas that are thick enough to safely have the procedure. Thinner corneas may not be stable enough to have any tissue removed
Q. Are All LASIK Options the Same?
- Not at all, although the goal for each is to correct your vision. Many LASIK patients report not needing their glasses or contacts after their procedure!
This is the traditional version of LASIK, though most practices do not offer this anymore. LASIK in this form involves using a surgical tool called a microkeratome.
The microkeratome is a blade. Getting traditional LASIK is on par with having prescription glasses.
This option is almost identical to conventional LASIK, except that custom LASIK does not use a blade. Instead, it uses two different lasers (femtosecond and excimer lasers) and advanced wavefront technology.
Wavefront technology creates a 3D rendering of your eyes, making it highly precise. Without using blades, custom LASIK is much more exact and leads to better results for patients.
Bladeless LASIK is much like custom LASIK, but it does not include wavefront technology. It is still a bladeless or blade-free procedure.
Results for patients are still quite precise, but there is no roadmap of the individual patient’s cornea to follow with it. Give our Brooklyn LASIK
doctors a call today to learn more.
Q. How Do I Handle the Cost of LASIK?
LASIK cost can be a source of anxiety for prospective LASIK patients. But they may not be aware that there are options available to make paying for LASIK much more affordable.
For many, this means breaking down the total cost into monthly payments. These include:
Financing, either through a major company offering LASIK-specific plans, or through your LASIK surgeon’s practice
Putting the cost of your procedure on a zero-interest credit card. The cost of this needs to be paid off before the introductory period ends so you save yourself the penalty fees.
The only way to find out if LASIK could be right for you is to schedule a LASIK consultation. Schedule yours now and say goodbye to glasses and contacts for good!
Q. How Should I Handle The Consultation Process
- At our facility located in Brooklyn, New York we have surgical counselors and LASIK surgeons ready to assist with a consultation and pre-operative eye exam. If you are seeking LASIK in Brooklyn New York you can rest assured you will get the best technology available in New York as well as one of the most capable LASIK surgeons in New York.