Today millions of people enjoy the word without the annoyance of contacts or glasses. LASIK offers effective vision correction with minimal downtime. While the procedure may sound expensive at first, you may change your mind when comparing it to the money you will spend on glasses or contact lenses over the years.
What is LASIK?
LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses, uses a laser to reshape the cornea. This procedure changes the angle of light to focus correctly, and your vision becomes clear. LASIK works to treat moderate to high nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in most people.
How Does LASIK Work?
To perform LASIK, Dr. Senekal uses the Visumax Femtosecond laser to create a thin flap in the cornea’s outer layers. The flap remains attached to the cornea throughout the procedure. Lifting this flap provides access to the deeper layers of the cornea. Dr. Senekal then uses the MEL90 Excimer laser to reshape the cornea. This laser vaporizes microscopic layers of the cornea with no heat and no risk to surrounding tissue. After the procedure, the flap is put back in place and will begin to heal within minutes.
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How Much Does LASIK Cost?
Most insurance does not cover LASIK. The average cost ranges between $2000 and $3000. This will vary depending on your provider and where you are located. Dr. Senekal avoids cost-cutting processes that could compromise your results, putting your safety first at all times.
Financing options are available, so feel free to ask during your consultation.
Benefits of LASIK
LASIK has become synonymous with laser vision correction due to its popularity. These benefits show why so many people choose this procedure to give them clear vision.
- 20/20 vision for most people
- Enjoy activities without worrying about glasses or contact lenses
- Never forget your glasses again
- Fast recovery time
- No bandage contact lenses needed
- Painless procedure
What is Recovery Like from LASIK?
The edges of your flap will adhere in place after the procedure. Within 24 to 48 hours, the edges have healed. Most people can go back to work within a day or two. You may experience some itching or burning, but Dr. Senekal will provide you with eye drops and an aftercare plan to minimize any discomfort. The flap will continue to heal, and you will continue to see improvement in your vision over the next few weeks and even months.
Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?
If you have astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness, you may be a good candidate for LASIK. If you have more severe vision problems or you have a thin cornea, you may not be a good candidate. Dr. Senekal will determine this during an eye examination.
- Refractive range for Lasik:
- Nearsightedness up to -12 Diopters
- Farsightedness up to +6.0 Diopters
- Astigmatism of up to 7.5 Diopters
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To learn more about this treatment, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling (780) 452-4111. We look forward to helping you!