Am I a good candidate for LASIK?
If you are 18 years of age or older, have stable vision and generally good ocular health than you are a great candidate for LASIK. You should not be pregnant or nursing. Dr. Bley performs a thorough examination prior to surgery to ensure all the appropriate criteria are met.
Is LASIK a painful procedure?
Your eye will be anesthetized with eye drops so you will feel no pain during the surgery.
When can I return to work?
Most patients are able to return to work the day after the surgery.
What results can I expect from LASIK surgery?
There are several factors, which determine your visual acuity after LASIK. Prior to surgery Dr. Leonard Bley will be able to give you a very good estimate as to what your vision will be after surgery.
Will I have to take any medications afterwards?
You will only take two sets of eye drops for a few days after surgery.
Will I still need reading glasses after LASIK surgery?
Most people need reading glasses after they turn 40 years of age whether you are nearsighted or farsighted. However, Dr. Bley has the ability to keep one eye slightly nearsighted so you won’t need reading glasses. This is called mono-vision.
What should I do before LASIK surgery?
Soft lens wearers – Discontinue wearing lenses at least 1 week prior to evaluation date- No Cheating! Wearing your lenses even one day during that period could result in poor outcomes. Hard/Gas Perm Lens Wearers – Special instructions and appointments to be given due to warping of the cornea Please refrain from taking any antihistamines and decongestants one week prior to surgery as this will dry our your eyes Let us know if you are taking Accutane, Immitrex or Corderone. These medications may delay your surgery Pregnancy is a contraindication for LASIK. Please let us know if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant No make-up, creams or lotions three days prior and on the day of surgery. For optimum results, eye make-up should be discontinued one week before surgery Lid Scrubs (baby shampoo + water) are to be done to cleanse the eye lids one week prior to but not on the day of surgery. Instructions to follow. · If you are interested in our patient financing program, please let us know as soon as possible so we may expedite your paperwork.
Does insurance cover LASIK surgery?
Since it is considered elective, insurance generally does not cover LASIK. However, we have many attractive financing options available to our patients. Flex-Spend funding can be used for LASIK.