LASIK remains one of the most popular procedures for correction of an array of refractive errors including near sightedness (Myopia), far-sightedness (Hyperopia), and astigmatism. It is a minimally invasive and effective procedure, and although costly upfront, it is cost effective in the long run when you consider what most people spend on glasses and contact lenses over many years. LASIK procedure offered by Oakland Eye Clinic uses the latest and safest computerized technology of Excimer laser which achieves amazing results. The procedure is relatively quick and painless, is done in a few short minutes and produces rapid recovery. Current surveys in the U.S. conclude between 92 and 98% in overall patient satisfaction rates among those who have undergone LASIK eye surgery.
If you are considering laser eye surgery and would love to be free of glasses and/or contact lenses but are not sure if LASIK is for you, we encourage you to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION. During this free of charge visit you can meet the doctor, have your questions answered and determine if LASIK is the right procedure for you.
The first step in making a decision should be finding a good doctor with your best interest in mind who can discuss your eye condition with you and help point you in the right direction for moving forward. At Oakland Eye Clinic we do offer free consultations.
If you do qualify, however, the benefits can be life changing. No more glasses or contact lenses to deal with, just long-lasting, clear vision without the burden of having to revamp or refill prescriptions.
Get on your way to joining the 17 million satisfied LASIK patients with a consultation at Oakland Eye Clinic today.
How LASIK Works
Here is how a LASIK procedure works: A thin flap is created on the corneas using laser, or using a thin blade called a microkeratome, which will allow your surgeon access to your cornea, which is where the correction will take place. Your cornea will be reshaped in a unique fashion – it will be formed to fix your specific eyesight problems. This will only take a couple of minutes. Then the flap is positioned back in place over your cornea for healing. The healing process is fairly quick, and stitches are not necessary.
The Risks and Side Effects of LASIK
It is common for eyesight to be blurry at first, but the results are fairly immediate. Once your eye fully heals, you will be able to enjoy clear eyesight without glasses or contact lenses. There are a few side effects that are common: dry eyes, glares at night, or nighttime halos. In any case, take the time to go through a proper consultation with your doctor, and you will be able to increase your chances of avoiding these side effects.
The benefits far outweigh the risks, however. With LASIK, you can finally see the world clearly on your own, with excellent results.
What Is iLASIK?
While other LASIK eye surgeries may be adapted to fit your eyes’ needs, no eye surgery option matches the level of customization that you can enjoy with custom iLASIK. With custom iLASIK, the procedure is designed to match your eye’s specific needs and characteristics. The complete package includes:
- VISX Wavescran Wavefront ™ Diagnostics
- VISX Advanced CustomVue™ Treatment
- VISX Star S4 Iris Registration™ Excimer Laser
- Intralase ™ Femtosecond Laser
How Does iLASIK work?
First, all the measurements of your eyes and eyesight are taken. These include all the subtle and tiny variations that come with each person’s unique eyes. The curvature of your cornea is measured and a blueprint of your eye is created. Second, the thin corneal flap is created with a computer-guided and ultra-fast laser. By using this laser to create the flap, the underneath surface (which will be operated on) is much more optimal. The procedure is performed within a matter of minutes. In fact, 3D eye tracking can watch your eye and make sure that the laser compensates for unexpected movement. This reduces the risk for error and damage, while still ensuring that your eye will receive the custom treatment it needs.
How Effective Is It?
Custom iLASIK is considered to be safer and produces better results than the earlier versions of LASIK that have been developed over the years. This is why custom iLASIK is used by NASA astronauts and all branches of the U.S. Military. With reliable and effective results, you too can be free of eyeglasses and contact lenses. In fact, compared to the earlier methods of LASIK eye surgery, more people are reporting 20/20 or better vision from custom iLASIK!
Am I a Good Candidate for LASIK?
You may be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery if you meet the following requirements:
- At least 21 years old
- In good health
- Your eyes have been in a stable condition for at least one year
- No eye disease
If you meet these criteria, then you have a high likelihood of qualifying for the procedure. If you have been told in the past that you do not qualify for LASIK eye surgery, you may wish to get a second opinion. Some clinics do not perform LASIK for those who suffer from astigmatism or thin corneas. However, with our custom LASIK surgery in Michigan, you can be sure that you will have the best possible chance of qualifying for LASIK. While some circumstances may prevent you from qualifying, meeting the age and health requirements is a huge step in the right direction. With advanced procedures such as iLASIK, you have many more options to choose from – and one of them may be the right one to correct your vision.
While there are conditions that may exclude certain people from candidacy, if you meet the requirements above, you may be a good candidate!
Advantages of iLASIK:
- Blade-free surgery means superior and more precise corneal flap
- Results could be 20/20 vision or better
- More advantageous for thinner corneas
- Safer and faster healing
NASA and the U.S. Military use iLASIK for servicemen and women. This proves the safety and effectiveness of the procedure. It is the most technologically-advanced system on the market today.
Your LASIK Self-Evaluation
Considering having LASIK, but you are not sure whether or not you should? Here are a few questions to ask yourself when performing a LASIK self-evaluation:
- Do you have trouble seeing far away or up close?
- Would you benefit from not needing to wear contact lenses or glasses when playing sports? If so, how important is this to you?
- Are you over the age of 21?
- How important would it be for you to have the ability to read without needing glasses?
- Do you wear glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision?
- Would you find an improvement in your work life if you were not hindered by glasses or contact lenses?
- While laser eye correction is a generally safe procedure, there are risks involved with it – much like any other surgical procedure. Are you willing to discuss these risks at length with a LASIK professional?
Your LASIK Financing
Oakland Eye Clinic Payment Policy and Options
Wondering how to pay for the cost of LASIK surgery?
At OaklandEyeClinic we believe that the cost of LASIK surgery should not be out of reach for anyone. You have several LASIK financing options available to you. Full payment of the laser eye treatment cost is expected at the time of your surgery. You may pay with cash, check, or credit card, including Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accounts.
We offer financing through CARE CREDIT.
You are also welcome to arrange financing through any financial institution of your choice.
Your LASIK package includes a complete eye exam, LASIK procedure, all post operative care, and any enhancements if necessary of up to one year.
Before your appointment, call your insurance company and check if there is any coverage or limitations that may apply to your visit. In some cases, you may need to see a specific doctor or have a referral before you may see us, and bring your insurance card to the appointment, as we require proof of insurance before we can file any claims. In many cases, your eye insurance will cover medical procedures, sometimes this will include cataract surgery for Detroit cataract surgery patients whose vision is impaired due to cataracts. However, it is best to call your insurance provider and ask what is covered under your policy.
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