Do you want to be less dependent on glasses or contact lenses? You may be a candidate for refractive surgery. Here’s what you need to know.
The most common technique available now is LASIK, which is an acronym for Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis. This basically means laser light is used to reshape the cornea to correct an eye that is nearsighted, farsighted, or has astigmatism. Reducing your dependence on glasses or contact lenses will mean more freedom in your work and leisure activities.
There is no pain during the procedure because the eye is numbed with drops. There is an improvement in the vision immediately after the procedure and continues to clear as the eye heals. You should miss work the day of the procedure, but may return the next day.
The cost is around $2,000 per eye and insurance doesn’t cover it because they view it as elective, cosmetic surgery.
We are certified to do all the pre-op and post-op examinations. We can determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure during the pre-op visit.
We know many people who are extremely happy with their results. This may be the answer for you too! Contact Uptown Eye Care for more information or e-mail us for a free brochure on LASIK refractive surgery.