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FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about their vision and general eye health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: Is LASIK right for me?

Q: Is LASIK safe?

Q: Is LASIK guaranteed to eliminate my need for glasses or contacts?

Q: Does LASIK hurt?

Q: My vision is great; I have no problems. Is there any reason to have my vision checked?

Q: I have been noticing strange things with my vision lately. What should I do?

Q: How often should I have an eye exam?

Q: How long should I allow for recovery after having LASIK surgery?

Q: My child wears glasses. Is he/she eligible for LASIK surgery?

Q: What's the difference between LASIK and ASA?

Q: What is Intralase LASIK?

Q: What are the advantages of Intralase LASIK over Traditional LASIK?

Q: Can Intralase LASIK be combined with Custom Wavefront Treatment?

Q: I’m considering LASIK and ASA. How do I know which procedure is right for me?

Q: What is Custom-LASIK and Custom-ASA?

Q: Is LASIK surgery painful?

Q: What will my vision be like the day after the surgery?

Q: What if I move or jerk or do something to create a problem during the actual surgical procedure?

Q: Will I have glare at night?

Q: I’ve been told I have astigmatism. Can you treat that?

Q: Can the laser treat farsightedness?

Q: Do you treat both eyes at the same time?

Q: Can I have LASIK if I have dry eyes?

Q: I have worn contacts for monovision. Can you treat my eyes for monovision with the laser?

Q: Will the results of my laser surgery last?

Q: Why is it important to choose a good surgeon?

Q: Do you have financing plans?

Q: Does insurance cover laser vision correction?

Q: Is laser vision correction tax deductible?

Q: What is Refractive Lens Exchange?

Q: What about pregnancy?

Q: What is the Crystalens?

Q: Can patients with astigmatism get Crystalens?

Q: Does insurance pay for the Crystalens?

Q: Why isn't the Crystalens used on younger patients?

Q: Can patients with prior refractive surgery get Crystalens?

Q: What are the ReSTOR and Rezoom?

Q: What is the Staar Visian ICL?

Q: What are the other advantages of the ICL?

Q: What is NearVision CK?

Q: Who is a NearVision CK candidate?

Q: What are Intacs?

Q: Who is a candidate for Intacs?

Q: How do I know if I am a suitable Visian ICL candidate?

Q: Where is the Visian ICL placed?

Q: What is the track record of the Visian ICL?

Q: Does it hurt to have an ICL?

Q: What is the Visian ICL made of?

Q: What if my vision changes after I receive the Visian ICL?

Q: What type of procedure is involved in implanting the Visian ICL?

Q: Can the Visian ICL be removed from my eye?

Q: Is the Visian ICL visible to others?

Q: Will I be able to feel the Visian ICL once it is in place?

Q: How is NearVision CK performed?

Q: Will you be cutting the cornea?

Q: Is radiofrequency (RF) energy safe for use on the eye?

Q: Will my vision improve immediately after the NearVision CK procedure?

Q: Will my vision fluctuate after NearVision CK is performed?

Q: Are both eyes treated on the same day?

Q: Will I have to wear patches over my eyes after the NearVision CK procedure?

Q: How soon can I return to work after NearVision CK?

Q: What type of anesthesia is used during the NearVision CK procedure?

Q: What will I feel during the NearVision CK procedure?

Q: Why doesn't NearVision CK use a laser?

Q: Will the instrument used in the NearVision CK procedure penetrate my cornea?

Q: How is a precise amount of RF energy and depth of treatment ensured during the NearVision CK procedure?

Q: What are the risks and side effects of NearVision CK?

Q: Are there restrictions after having NearVision CK?

Q: Am I guaranteed 20/20 vision following NearVision CK?

Q: Will I ever need glasses or contacts again?

Q: Is the NearVision CK procedure considered permanent?

Q: Is NearVision CK reversible?

Q: Will my health insurance cover the cost of the NearVision CK procedure?

Q: Who is NearVision CK right for?

Q: Can Near Vision CK treat myopia (nearsightedness)?

Q: Can NearVision CK be performed on patients who have a pacemaker?


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