LASIK is one of the most popular elective surgical procedures in the U.S., thanks in part to its high success rate in helping those who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. We use a personalized, blade-free LASIK technique, which is a safer alternative to the traditional method.
If you are at least 18 years old and your vision is compromised by nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, you may be a good candidate for LASIK. You should be in good health and have stable vision. If your prescription changes frequently, you may want to wait before undergoing surgery.
Following LASIK, approximately 96 percent of patients achieve their desired level of vision correction. Discomfort is minimal, and you should notice improved vision as soon as the next day. As with any surgery, however, there are some risks, including dry eyes, infection, and regression.
LASIK is not typically covered in full by insurance. For your convenience, we offer CareCredit®, which allows you to pay for your procedure interest-free for 12 months. Our LASIK Coordinator at our Hatboro office will be happy to walk you through the application process.
Wavefront technology is an advanced system that measures visual imperfections within the eye to guide the surgeon during laser surgery. With this highly detailed information, the surgeon can take into account the very fine and unique aspects of each patient's visual requirements.
If you do not qualify for LASIK because of thin corneas, LASEK may offer an effective alternative. LASEK involves creating a flap that consists only of the outermost epithelial tissue. Like LASIK, LASEK can improve vision for those who suffer with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Knowing when to avoid LASIK is crucial for protecting your vision. There are multiple reasons for postponing your LASIK surgery, such as pregnancy and unstable vision. In addition, a variety of medical concerns and eye conditions, including dry eye syndrome, can prevent you from receiving LASIK.
While LASIK is a safe procedure with high success rates, all surgeries carry possible risks. Serious sight-threatening complications are incredibly rare. However, you may experience some temporary issues, such as vision disturbances or flap complication. Most LASIK side effects are treatable.