You have questions. We have answers. Here are some of the most asked questions about LASIK.
Which vision correction procedure is right for me?
Because everyone’s eyes are different, we can’t recommend a particular procedure until you come in for a thorough eye examination. When you do, Dr. Kelly will assess your eye condition along with a number of other factors in order to determine which refractive procedure will deliver the optimal vision results for your specific eyes.
Is LASIK safe?
We can tell you that 99% of our patients have vision within two lines of 20/20. If you examine the experience and track record of Dr. Kelly and our practice, we’re convinced that you’ll have no problem trusting your eyes to us. Dr. Kelly has performed many thousands of successful LASIK procedures.
Does LASIK hurt?
Because the eyes will be numbed using special anesthetic drops, the LASIK procedure itself is only mildly uncomfortable. You will be awake throughout the procedure and may feel slight pressure. The most uncomfortable period is the few hours following surgery, and may include burning, tearing, some sensitivity, and/or a headache. However, a few hours of discomfort is definitely worth a lifetime of good vision.
What’s the difference between private LASIK practices and discount providers?
The lowest price is not always the best value in eye care. Three main factors to consider are surgeon experience, technology, and personal care. For instance, many discount LASIK providers don’t even allow you to have contact with the surgeon until the day of surgery. Many times, the consultation and testing are done by technicians and you don’t get the comfort of being able to talk with the surgeon first. With Dr. Kelly, you will be seen by him during your pre-op and post-op visits, which are included in your surgery price. Another big difference may be technology. Many discount centers don’t invest in the latest equipment, possibly limiting your chance for the very best outcome. We firmly believe that vision correction surgery is not a wise place to cut corners.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for laser vision correction?
If you’re curious to know if you’re a good candidate for LASIK, please refer to our Self-Evaluation Test.
What kind of lasers are used?
At Kelly Vision Center, we use the latest FDA-approved, state-of-the-art technology. This includes the Alcon/Novartis FS200 or AMO/Johnson & Johnson Intralase to create the flap; the WaveLight EX500 for the re-shaping of the cornea treatment.
Is there a chance that LASIK could make me go blind?
No. There may be some side effects such as dryness, light sensitivity, haloing, etc., but the procedure cannot cause blindness.
When can I return to work after LASIK?
Most patients return to work the day following their procedure, so there’s very little downtime. Dr. Kelly will suggest that you take it easy for 2-3 days after LASIK, and he will make a recommendation for recovery time based on your individual vision needs, healing, and work environment.
Can I watch live surgery?
Our prospective patients can arrange to view live surgery being performed by Dr. Kelly by calling the office. Most patients who are undergoing the procedure allow the laser suite curtains to remain open during the surgery so that prospective patients can view the surgery on a large monitor. This opportunity allows for first-hand contact with our patients.
How much does laser vision correction cost?
Laser vision correction with Dr. Kelly can start as low as $42.00 per eye/per month. This includes all pre- and post-operative care and any LASIK-related follow-up care required for two years. Visit our Financing page for more information.
Are financing or payment options available?
Yes, financing options are available and credit cards are also accepted. Some people choose to set aside pre-tax money from their flexible benefits program at work to save for the procedure. When you visit us for your free consultation, we’ll go over all the options and help you choose the payment plan to best suit your needs. You can also visit our Financing page for more information.