Sunday, February 22, 2009

Can LASIK be repeated if it doesn't work?

LASIK will virtually always produce a dramatic improvement in natural vision without glasses. However, each person heals slightly differently and so the end result may vary slightly for some people. In particular, the higher the degree of correction that is required, the greater chance that there is a possibility that some fine tuning or an enhancement might be necessary. A LASIK enhancement is a second LASIK procedure however it can be achieved by simply lifting the thin layer of corneal tissue-the " flap"-applying the laser and adjusting the correction. It is a second eye surgery and thus should not be done without good reason.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Does Insurance Cover LASIK?

LASIK is an elective eye surgery procedure. Most insurances do not cover elective procedures of any type. However, from time to time there are certain insurance companies that may cover a portion of some elective procedures such as LASIK Surgery. Each insurance policy is unique and different so there is no way of telling if your insurance covers LASIK unless you contact the insurance carrier directly or go for a LASIK consultation and ask the staff to check and see if you might have any coverage at all. This should be something the staff at the office of any reputable LASIK Surgeon is willing to for you. In the likely event that LASIK is not covered by insurance, the best thing to do is to inquire about other methods of payment such as easy LASIK payment plans or even Flex Plans for LASIK where your employer can withhold pretax dollars to pay for elective treatments such as LASIK and help you pay for your LASIK procedure.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Why does LASIK cost so much?

For the millions of people who wear glasses and contacts, LASIK may have tremendous appeal in helping them achieve freedom from the hassle of dependence on these optical devices. Many take the initial step of looking for information about LASIK then attend a LASIK consultation and then find out that they are good candidates for LASIK. However, particularly in the current economic situation, LASIK can appear to be quite an expense. But when you understand the actual cost of LASIK Surgery it becomes much easier to understand-and by working with your LASIK Surgeon to arrange an easy and affordable payment plan, you LASIK cost may actually be much more within reach. Take the time to learn about why a physician sets his or her price for LASIK at a particular level and then let the staff of the LASIK Surgeon help make it affordable.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

LASIK Question Of The Day: What is the best way to find a LASIK surgeon?

Although LASIK is widely advertised, LASIK is really not a commodity. Selecting a LASIK surgeon is the most important decision that you will make when considering Laser Eye Surgery for vision correction of any type. For certain, do not rely on advertising alone as the basis for either having LASIK Surgery or choosing a LASIK Surgeon. Use references from friends, relatives and co-workers who have had LASIK in order to begin the process. Then invest a little time in learning more about LASIK by seeking unbiased non advertising related information sources. These can be found on the internet. One non advertising influenced source is where you can find information about all types of Laser Vision Correction as well learn about LASIK surgeons in your area. It is critical that you have a LASIK consultation with a couple until you feel that you have located one that has provided you with a thorough evaluation as well as answered any questions you might have about LASIK. Finally it is important to make sure that you have a personal comfort level with the surgeon and their staff. These are the people you will be entrusting with your vision and eye health so choose carefully based on recommendations and your initial experience with them.