1. What is LASIK?

    Laser vision correction is a procedure that improves vision by permanently changing the shape of the cornea (the clear covering of the front of the eye) with a laser. Often referred to as LASIK (an acronym for the medical term laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis), it is the most commonly performed type of laser procedure and an effective treatment for a wide range of vision problem

  2. Am I awake during the procedure?

    Yes, and LASIK is pain free! The only anesthetic used is ONE numbing drop, that's it.

  3. How long is the entire procedure?

    Less than 10 minutes, for both eyes.

  4. What are the risks with LASIK?

    A small percentage of patients may have glare at night, ghost images, and/or a decrease in clarity. Many of these risks are minimized with new technology used.

  5. What happens if I move during the procedure?

    The laser has a tracking device that monitors your eye movements throughout the procedure.

  6. What happens if I close my eyes during the procedure?

    Your eye is held open with a "lid relaxer" which prevents you from closing your eye.

  7. Is LASIK painful?

    For most people there is little or no pain associated with the procedure.

  8. Does insurance cover LASIK?

    Most insurance companies do not cover refractive eye surgery, due to its elective nature.

  9. How long before I return to work?

    The typical patient resumes most activities within 1-2 days of the procedure.

  10. Will I ever need glasses after the procedure?

    Most people who are older than 40-45 will need reading glasses. Some may require glasses for some activities like driving at night.