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.
When should I arrive on the day of my procedure?
We will call you with your day of surgery arrival time. We ask that you arrive on time as we are committed to keeping your wait time to a minimum. We ask that you only bring one other person with you on the day of your surgery to ensure everyone has a comfortable seat in our waiting room.
What should I wear to my LASIK procedure?
You should wear loose comfortable clothing like a short sleeve shirt or blouse that buttons all the way down the front. You should not wear an undershirt, slips or pantyhose under your clothing or tight belts. Please leave valuables with your driver.
Can I wear makeup on the day of my LASIK procedure?
We ask that you bathe and wash your face the day of your surgery. Please do not wear makeup, facial lotion, perfume or hair clips to your procedure.
Is it ok to take my medications before I come in?
The doctor will advise you if any of your medications should be discontinued prior to surgery. We ask that you do not take insulin, oral diabetic medications or diuretics the morning of your exam.
Should I stop eating or drinking the night before LASIK?
Please do not eat any food (including candy or gum) after midnight the night before LASIK. You may have 8 oz. of clear liquids including carbonated beverages, coffee (no cream), clear tea, fruit juices without pulp, and water. This must be stopped two hours before your procedure.
Can I download my patient forms online?