For men and women suffering from refractive errors, LASIK eye surgery can significantly improve visual acuity and may even eliminate the need for corrective lenses altogether. When considering this advanced option for vision correction, patients often have a host of questions about the benefits, risks, and process. If you are one of the many Americans looking into LASIK as an option for your vision correction, read on to learn more about some of the most frequently asked questions associated with the procedure.
Is my LASIK treatment covered by health insurance?
Although most health insurance plans do not cover LASIK eye surgery, most laser eye centers will work with you to find out if yours will cover your procedure. If health insurance does not cover your LASIK, ask your refractive surgeon about their possible financing plans.
Will I feel any pain during the LASIK procedure?
Before the procedure is performed, the refractive surgeon will numb the eye or eyes with a numbing eye drop—no general anesthesia is needed. The vast majority of patients report that there is no pain associated with the procedure, only slight discomfort. After the surgery is over, many patients report feeling mild irritation, as if an eyelash or grain of sand is in the eye. This typically lasts for only a few hours.
When can I expect to see results from my LASIK surgery?
The drops used in the procedure may blur vision for a short period of time after surgery is completed. For the most part, however, patients will see immediate results as soon as they leave their surgeon’s office.
Do you still have some unanswered questions about LASIK and other corrective eye treatments? Let the eye care experts at Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center be your resource. Dr. Ellis and the other refractive surgery experts are dedicated to providing you with the support and knowledge that you need to make the most informed decision about your visual health. Call today at (888) 690-9689 to schedule a consultation at our Corte Madera, San Jose, or other convenient Northern California locations.