LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a type of refractive eye surgery that reshapes the cornea to improve vision. After LASIK, patients typically experience dramatically improved vision within 12-24 hours of the procedure. They can resume most normal activities within 1-2 days.
LASIK is an alternative option to wearing glasses or contacts. It can help if you have a treatable refractive error, such as myopia (nearsighted), hyperopia (farsighted), astigmatism, or presbyopia. Milan’s LASIK Eye Center serves the entire North Atlanta metro area. We have 8 locations in Alpharetta, Buford, Canton, Cumming, Dawsonville, Johns Creek, Marietta, and Snellville.
Refractive surgery helps improve your vision and provides freedom from glasses and contact lenses. Most vision correction procedures reshape your cornea, the clear, round dome at the front of your eye, while others replace the natural lens in your eye.
Since nearly three-quarters of the U.S. population requires some form of vision correction, refractive surgery can be an excellent option in helping achieve clear sight.
During bladeless LASIK surgery, a laser creates a thin, precise flap in the cornea. This method has significantly increased accuracy and reduced the risk of complications from microkeratome blades used in the past.
LASIK surgery works by changing the shape of the cornea to allow your eyes to bend, or refract, light directly at the retina at the back of the eye. When the light does not precisely match up with the retina, vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism occur. This is the process that a patient can expect during bladeless LASIK surgery:
With recent advances in technology, more and more people are prime candidates for laser eye surgery. Here are the characteristics of LASIK patients we take on:
There are several reasons as to why someone may not be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery, including age and pre-existing health conditions. While we are still growing, our eye prescription may keep changing. Therefore, we would not recommend LASIK until your vision has stabilized. LASIK is also not recommended for adults over the age of 55. Because LASIK eye surgery uses advanced laser technology to reshape the cornea, if a candidate’s cornea is too thin, we would recommend an alternative procedure. Talk to our physicians about other alternatives such as PRK, RLE, or an Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL).
LASIK is more affordable than continuing to spend money on glasses and contact lenses every year. The average national cost of LASIK in 2020 was approximately $2246 per eye. This cost usually includes the initial consultation, the procedure, and post-operative follow-up care.
Find out how much you could save with our LASIK calculator.
Flexible spending accounts (FSA’s) and Health savings accounts (HSA’s) are employer-sponsored programs allowing pre-tax dollars to be set aside for medical costs. You may be able to get LASIK virtually tax-free.
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As a patient at Milan Eye Center, our knowledgeable surgeons and coordinators will walk you through every step. The procedure usually takes 5-8 minutes per eye, with an average of 10-15 minutes total.
Our eight locations across Atlanta, Georgia ensure that the finest eye services and surgeons are just around the corner. Meet our team of award-winning surgeons to discover what sets us apart. Our ophthalmologists and optometrists will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the surgery.
After LASIK, you won’t need your glasses or contacts to see clearly anymore. Your specific results depend on your desired vision outcome. Our experienced physicians will help you determine the best option for you:
LASIK is the safest, most successful, and most widely studied elective procedure globally, with the highest patient satisfaction rate of any elective procedure (95% to be exact). A good LASIK candidate has a low risk of complication, especially when screened and treated with the correct equipment by an experienced surgeon.
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