How To Find LASIK Surgery Near Me
What is LASIK eye surgery?
LASIK is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.
The word "LASIK" is an acronym for "laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis."
Like other types of refractive surgery, the LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea to enable light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision.
LASIK eye surgery is essentially pain-free and takes only about 15 minutes for both eyes. The results — improved vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses — begin immediately after the procedure and vision usually continues to improve and stabilize over a few days.
If you're not a good LASIK candidate, a number of other vision correction surgeries are available, such as PRK and LASEK laser eye surgery and phakic IOL surgery.
Use our locator below to schedule an exam with a LASIK eye surgery professional to determine which vision correction surgery is right for you.
How can I find LASIK eye surgery professionals near me?
Our locator makes it easy to find a LASIK eye surgery center in your local area. Simply enter your address or zip code using the “Edit Search” option at the bottom of the locator, and a list of LASIK surgery professionals in your area will appear.
If you prefer to view your results on a map rather than in a list, click on the “Map View” tab above the very first eye doctor listed.
What information is provided about LASIK eye surgery centers?
Our locator listings provide an address, phone number, and mapped driving directions. Some enhanced listings include lists of services, office hours, photos and more. Each result also has customer reviews and ratings, with the option to “Call now” or “Book now.”
How do I know if LASIK eye surgery is right for me?
Most people who have healthy eyes and have mild to moderate refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism) are good candidates for LASIK vision correction surgery.
The ideal LASIK patient is between the ages of 21 and 40, but even older adults who need bifocals due to presbyopia can be good candidates for the procedure.
Laser eye surgery offers numerous benefits and can dramatically improve your quality of life.
Most people achieve 20/20 vision or better after the surgery, but LASIK results do vary. Some people may achieve only 20/40 vision or less.
You may still need to wear glasses or contact lenses following laser vision correction, though your prescription level typically will be much lower than before.
Your LASIK eye surgeon will discuss your situation and determine if LASIK eye surgery is right for you.
How can I find a LASIK eye surgeon that accepts my vision insurance?
When comparing LASIK surgery prices, always ask what services are covered, and what the fees are for services not covered in the quoted price, such as follow-up visits and LASIK enhancements.
Most insurance companies do not cover the cost of LASIK surgery, but many surgeons offer short-term, interest-free financing or low-interest extended payment plans to make LASIK and other elective vision surgery more affordable.
Also, if you have a flexible spending account (FSA) through your employment, you can use these pre-tax dollars to pay for LASIK surgery. Ask your Human Resources department at work for details.
Page published on Wednesday, May 12, 2021