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Lasik
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

Does Insurance Cover LASIK?

One question that is frequently asked over and over is “Does Insurance Cover LASIK.” Unfortunately, there is no medical insurance plan that covers LASIK, since it is considered completely elective. Similarly to how insurance plans do not cover glasses, contacts, or cosmetic procedures, LASIK is considered an elective procedure. While there are certain instances in which LASIK may be indicated

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covid lasik patients
Lasik
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

LASIK During the Time Of COVID

Many patients have been asking me about LASIK and PRK and whether now is a good time given the COVID-19 epidemic. While it is theoretically possible for COVID-19 to transmit via the mucus membranes of the eye, there has not yet been 1 case of COVID-19 transmission reported this way. Overall, it is a great time to finally perform LASIK

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keratoconus
Eye Care
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

How Do I Correct Regular and Irregular Astigmatism?

Everyone has heard of “astigmatism.” Astigmatism basically means that your cornea, or your eye, is shaped more like a football than a basketball – more cylindrical than spherical. Astigmatism is not an eye disease at all; it is merely another number in your prescription and describes the specific curvature of your eye, just like the spherical prescription (the first number

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Eye Care
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

How Can I Treat Keratoconus? What is Collagen Cross Linking?

Keratoconus is the ultimate example of irregular astigmatism (see separate blog post below). In irregular astigmatism, the “bowtie” on the Pentacam or corneal topography is not symmetrical. In keratoconus, the inferior part of the bowtie is a lot more steep than the superior part of the bowtie which is flatter. It leads to worsening vision, that at some point cannot

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Lasik
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

Can You Have LASIK Twice?

LASIK, or Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, can be formed more than once if needed. Reasons for Multiple LASIK Surgeries There are several reasons why LASIK will be performed more than once. If you have LASIK performed when you are pre-presbyopic, typically in your 30s through early 40s, by the time you become presbyopic, or need reading glasses, you may

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Lasik
Dr. Yuna Rapoport

Can I Get LASIK If I Have A Stye?

The answer is both yes and no. A stye is temporary, and it is a good idea to wait for an active stye to resolve before proceeding with LASIK. That being said, you can come in for a preliminary evaluation for LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, even while you have a stye, to see if you are a candidate

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