Common Questions About LASIK Surgery
Does LASIK surgery hurt?
During the LASIK procedure there is no pain, however there is about 30 seconds of firm pressure while the corneal flap is being created. Following the procedure, patients may experience some scratchiness that is relieved by the use of anesthetic drops.
How much does LASIK surgery cost?
The cost of our Custom Wavefront Guided LASIK is $1699.00 per eye. When looking at the cost of glasses, contacts and cleaner over the years, LASIK can be the most cost effective choice. Our patients have access to several different payment methods. We are proud to partner with Care Credit™ for financing options. You can also pay for your surgery using the money in your FLEX spending account.
Am I awake during LASIK surgery?
Yes. Dr.Smith will need you to fixate on a red blinking light in the microscope during the procedure. This will ensure that the tissue removed will be centered over your pupil (the shutter of your eye).
What if I move during the LASIK surgery?
The laser used at The Eye Clinic Surgicenter is the VISX STAR S4 IR Eximer Laser®. This laser detects and compensates for small movements by guiding the laser beam to keep it centered precisely over the treatment area providing the highest level of precision, comfort, and safety. You can learn more about this tool by visiting their website.
How long does LASIK actually take?
Most patients are in the laser suite for no longer than 20 minutes. The actual laser treatment time takes just 15-90 seconds, depending on the degree of correction required.
If you have more questions about LASIK surgery schedule your free consultation with our office, or give us a phone call at 406-252-6608.