A few things you'll need to know about this amazing offer and the procedure.
The decision for you and your family to have LASIK is an important one, and we encourage you to consider the following when choosing a vision correction center: we have the newest and safest technology, the most experienced team of LASIK surgeons, and a See Clearly Guarantee. Vision correction surgery is eligible for Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and medical Flex Spending Accounts (FSA). This means patients can use pre-tax funds to pay for this life-changing procedure.
If you qualify, you can get up to$800 ($400/eye) off LASIK or PRK. Not valid with any other offer, discount, or procedure. Call for details. Discount applies to bilateral procedures only. Offer not valid toward already purchased services. LASIK is not for everyone. As with any surgery, there is some risk. During your consultation, you will be told if you are a LASIK candidate, if another procedure may be better, or if you are not a candidate for vision correction surgery. Risks and benefits will be discussed in detail to allow you to make an educated decision.
If you are considering LASIK eye surgery you probably have many questions about the facts regarding the benefits and results of the procedure.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions to help you understand how this life-changing surgery can help improve your vision correction needs.
There is usually no pain or discomfort associated with LASIK. The eye is anesthetized with numbing drops at the start of the procedure. Pressure can be felt, but it is not uncomfortable. For the first 12 to 24 hours afterward, the eye can feel scratchy.
LASIK eye surgery is famous for the many benefits it affords. Notably, the surgery usually takes less than 10 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis. Patients can expect to remain at the laser center for about two hours on the day of the procedure.
Yes. Most surgeons operate on both eyes at the same sitting. The results are so predictable and the procedure so safe that most people undergoing LASIK surgery prefer to have both eyes corrected on the same day.
Generally speaking, to be a good candidate for LASIK you should:
- Be at least 18 years of age or older.
- Have a stable prescription for at least one year prior to your procedure.
- Be free of any diseases of the cornea and retina.
- Be in good health.
- Have reasonable and realistic expectations.
In addition, ideal candidates for LASIK are well-educated about the facts. As the leading experts in Utah, our staff and surgeons are dedicated to providing accurate and honest answers in our ongoing effort to spread LASIK education.
- Anyone whose prescription is actively changing more than one diopter per year.
- Pregnant or nursing mothers with unstable refractions.
- Anyone who feels that he or she must absolutely gain 20/20 vision without glasses or contact lenses. (No surgeon can guarantee 20/20 vision without correction. Instead, think of it as achieving a vastly decreased dependency on glasses and contact lenses.)
- Anyone unwilling to accept the possible risks and complications of LASIK surgery results.
- Anyone with an uncontrolled or untreated eye disease. Certain corneal dystrophies or a history or herpetic keratitis (a herpes infection in the eye) may be relative contraindications, as are certain arthritic syndromes and other autoimmune disorders.
- Anyone on certain medications (including Accutane®, etc.).
Each of our ultra-modern LASIK excimer lasers has built-in tracking devices able to adjust the placement of the laser if and when your eye makes an involuntary movement. Some of these devices can track movement up to 4,000 times per second. If your eye were to move too far out of range, the laser simply stops until it can get back on target. The LASIK surgery can then continue, usually with the same excellent results afterward.