Am I a candidate for LASIK?
We place a great emphasis on your complimentary LAISK evaluation. You will be thoroughly evaluated by Dr. Davis and our refractive team to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK and if LASIK is in your best interest given your health, lifestyle and goals.
Can LASIK correct astigmatism?
Yes, LASIK can correct astigmatism in most circumstances. In fact, the WaveLight technology allows us to correct higher amounts of astigmatism than we were able to correct in the past.
Can LASIK correct my reading vision?
In certain circumstances, LASIK can improve a patient’s reading vision. If this is your desired outcome, you will need to discuss this with your surgeon to find out if this option is possible for you.
Am I too old for LASIK?
There is no upper age limit on who can have LASIK. Age is certainly not the determining factor for candidacy, but rather what the patient is wanting to achieve and the other information that will be reviewed during the evaluation.
What if I am not a candidate for LASIK?
Some patients who do not qualify for LASIK may be candidates for another laser refractive surgery utilizing the same WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser called Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK).
Other vision correction options include an Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). All of these options are considered during your LASIK evaluation. Your surgeon will recommend the best option for you to achieve your visual goals.
Does LASIK hurt?
No, LASIK does not hurt. LASIK in the hands of an experienced surgeon is virtually painless.
What if my eyes change after LASIK?
We are very confident in the success of our surgeons and know that you are in the very best hands at the Davis Eye Center. However, if after your LASIK procedure with us, your vision should become blurry due to refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism), we offer a Lifetime Enhancement Policy providing retreatment of your vision with LASIK or PRK free of charge.
What are my options for payment?
As an elective procedure, most vision and medical insurances do not cover the cost of LASIK. However, that does not mean that LASIK is unaffordable. Many patients use their Health Savings Account or take advantage of our interest free financing available through Care Credit.
Can I download my patient forms online?