LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a type of refractive surgery that reshapes the cornea to enhance your vision and eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. LASIK treats nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia or presbyopia), and astigmatism. Our patients experience dramatically improved vision within 12-24 hours of the procedure and are able to resume most normal activities within 1-2 days.
During bladeless LASIK, a laser is used to create 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.
Refractive surgery is designed to improve your vision and provide 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.
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:
If you are not a candidate for LASIK, or are over the age of 55, talk to our physicians about other alternatives such as PRK, RLE, or an Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL).
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.
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 in the world, with the highest patient satisfaction rate of any elective procedure (95% to be exact). A good LASIK candidate has an extremely low risk of having a complication, especially when properly screened and treated with the correct equipment by an experienced surgeon.
LASIK is more affordable than continuing to spend money on glasses and contact lenses every year. The average national cost of LASIK was $2,135 per eye in first half of 2017 with a range of $1000 to $4000 per eye. The cost usually includes the initial consultation, the procedure, and post-operative follow-up care.
Flexible spending accounts (FSA’s) and Health savings accounts (HSA’s) are employee-sponsored programs allowing pre-tax dollars to be set aside for medical costs. You may be able to get LASIK virtually tax-free.
Make an appointment today to discuss which procedures best meet your refractive goals. Come to one of our seven convenient Atlanta-area locations.
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