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Lasik Faqs2021-04-09T11:31:17-04:00

LASIK FAQs

Preparing for LASIK or interested in learning more about laser eye surgery? You probably have questions. We have the answers to your LASIK frequently asked questions, straight from our World Class LASIK Surgeons at Dello Russo Laser Vision. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible before, during, and after your LASIK surgery. Read on to find answers to your LASIK surgery FAQ.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for LASIK?2021-04-05T03:42:43-04:00

Generally speaking, a qualified candidate for LASIK will meet the following criteria:

  • Mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
  • Corneal thickness between 450-550 microns
  • Symmetrical eye shape
  • No history of eye disease or chronic dry eye
  • Generally healthy
  • Over the age of 18
  • Not pregnant or nursing

 

Your eye surgeon will need to complete an eye exam to determine whether you are a good candidate.

Can anyone get LASIK surgery?2021-04-05T03:42:07-04:00

Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for LASIK surgery. Factors that may influence whether or not you qualify for LASIK include:

  • Your age
  • Your particular vision problems
  • The thickness of your cornea
  • Your general health

Thankfully, there are other vision correction options, like PRK, that may be a better fit for you.

How can I schedule a LASIK consultation?2021-04-05T03:34:59-04:00

We hope our LASIK eye surgery FAQ guide has been helpful! If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone at (855) 646-2020 or by email at contact@dellorusso.com. We look forward to helping you with all your LASIK needs.

Do I need a referral for LASIK?2021-04-05T03:34:29-04:00

A referral is not necessary at Dello Russo Laser Vision. Just schedule your free initial consultation and we’ll get you scheduled for a full evaluation with a surgeon. 

If you prefer to see your regular eye doctor first, that’s absolutely fine. We’ll complete our own evaluation before surgery to ensure that you’re an eligible LASIK candidate and that we have all the information we need.

Is LASIK surgery painful?2021-04-05T03:34:07-04:00

LASIK is not a painful procedure. You’ll be given numbing drops before the surgery to mitigate any discomfort. You may feel pressure during the surgery, but any discomfort should be quite minimal. Many patients do not experience any discomfort at all.

How safe is LASIK?2021-04-05T03:33:41-04:00

LASIK is an incredibly safe procedure. It has been performed since the early 1990s and was approved by the FDA in 1999. LASIK is growing more popular as it becomes more widely known that the procedure is both safe and effective, with an over 96% rate of patient satisfaction.

How long does LASIK last?2021-04-05T03:31:13-04:00

In most cases, the vision correction provided by LASIK is permanent. However, even patients who do experience minor refractive changes after LASIK are either unbothered, or only need to wear glasses for certain activities, like driving at night.

What is LASIK surgery?2021-04-05T03:21:58-04:00

LASIK eye surgery is a refractive laser procedure used to reshape your  cornea to correct your vision. Bladeless LASIK allows your surgeon more precise control during the surgery, allowing for better results and fewer adverse effects.