LASIK FAQs Answered

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Are there any health benefits to laser eye surgery, aside from vision improvements? Yes. The main health benefits have to do with no longer wearing contact lenses and eliminating the risks that are associated with contact lens wear. Even with perfect use of daily contact lenses (which allow more oxygen to permeate to the cornea […]

Does Insurance Cover LASIK?

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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 […]

LASIK During the Time Of COVID

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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 […]

Can You Have LASIK Twice?

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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 […]

Can I Get LASIK If I Have A Stye?

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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 […]