How quickly will my eyesight be restored?Following the LASIK procedure, you will have clearer vision immediately. Most patients who receive LASIK treatment to improve their eyesight will experience an almost miraculous restoration of 20/40 (legal driving vision in most states) or better vision overnight. You may experience some tearing or a sensation of having an eyelash in your eye, but this is a normal part of the LASIK recovery and should not be cause for alarm. Your follow-up appoitment with our doctors will be scheduled for the day following your LASIK procedure and they will check to make sure that your eyes are healing properly. To help your recovery go smoothly, make sure you use your medicated eye drops as indicated and wear your protective eye-shields for 3 nights. Following LASEK, it will take several days for the vision to stabilize.
Is it OK, to have both of my eyes treated on the same day?The decision to have both eyes done at the same time is entirely up to the patient. Most patients prefer the same day method because it is more convenient to have both eyes recover together. 98% of LASIK surgeries worldwide are performed both eyes on the same day.
Is LASIK painful?LASIK is a safe and relatively painless procedure that will not cause you much discomfort. When this procedure is performed, only anesthetic drops are used. After your procedure, you can expect some eye irritation for a few hours. Most LASIK patients are comfortable within several hours.
How safe is LASIK surgery?Our experienced and highly trained surgeons, combined with the most advanced iFS 150 Intralase technology produce safe and effective LASIK procedures. The risk associated with LASIK surgery is very low, and our doctors have years of training and experience with performing LASIK surgery. They will be happy to go over specific risks and benefits for your paticular case.
Is LASIK a permanent vision restoration procedure?Although LASIK provides a permanent change to the shape of the cornea that results in better eyesight, it cannot help eye problems that are associated with aging. LASIK eye surgery cannot prevent conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, or the need for reading glasses.
Who is a good candidate?LASIK surgery is usually suitable for most people in good health, 18 years of age or older, stable prescription, and who have no eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, or keratoconus, among others. If you have health problems such as untreated diabetes, or auto- immune or collagen vascular diseases, it may not be recommended that you undergo LASIK surgery. On the day of your consultation your doctor will inform you of your candidacy.
Will my insurance cover LASIK treatment?Most insurance companies do not cover LASIK, because it is considered to be an elective procedure. Some insurance carriers do cover LASIK, and our staff members would be happy to check if your insurance covers this treatment on the day of your initial consultation. Interest-free financing options are available as well, to decrease the burden on your budget.
Is financing an option for LASIK if my insurance doesn't cover it?Yes. We offer several interest-free financing options. At NY/NJ LASIK Center, we are ready to help you to make this revolutionary treatment affordable. On the day of your initial consultation, our financial staff will guide you through the process of applying for our LASIK financing options. If you are approved, we have a variety of financing options to choose from, including our 3, 6, 12 months no-interest options. We can also help get you low monthly payments with a fixed interest rate and no down payments. We accept certified checks and all major credit cards.
What type of laser is used by the NY/NJ LASIK Center?We use the most up-to-date VISX STAR S4 IR Active Trak Excimer Laser System and NIDEK EC5000 with active infrared eye tracker, among others. We are one of the few select centers in the nation to utilize the state-of-the-art Intralase iFS 150 bladeless laser system for the best results.
How does the ActiveTrack eye tracker work and why does it provide better treatment?The ActiveTrack eye tracker uses the newest technology to provide ideal 3D eye tracking abilities. This laser can pinpoint the exact area of treatment and apply the necessary precision needed to successfully and comfortably treat the corneal surface.
What would happen if my eye moved during surgery?
With ActiveTrak, you don't have to worry about eye movement during surgery because ActiveTrak will keep the laser beam in a precise path during the entire treatment. ActiveTrak will ensure pinpoint accuracy during your procedure by continuously realigning itself between each pulse to guarantee exact pulse placement.