Is Lasik Safe?
I get asked this question all the time by LASIK patients and wanted to address this in this post about whether LASIK, or laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, is safe, what the risks and benefits are, and what the long term patient satisfaction and chance of 20/20 vision are. In a nutshell, yes, LASIK, the […]
LASIK FAQs Answered
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?
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
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 […]