Frequently Asked Questions: Part One

In part one of our LASIK FAQ, we break down some of the most common LASIK related questions.

How Do I Know If I’m a Good Candidate for Lasik?

The best way to determine this is by coming in for a consultation, so we can perform all the necessary testing and measurements. This way, we can figure out what procedure will be a good fit for your prescription and your lifestyle. Schedule Your Free Consultation Today.

Are There Financing Plans Available?

Absolutely. Laser Eye Institute has partnered with CareCredit Patient Financing. Carecredit helps you to pay for your Lasik procedure by extending special financing options that you won’t receive when using a regular credit card. CareCredit offers 24-month 0% deferred interest financing. 48-month and 60-month plans are also available.

You can also use Health Savings Accounts or Flex Spending for additional saving using pre-tax money. We participate in all major medical and vision plans. If you are unsure about coverage, we are happy to check.

Patients interested in a single payment option we accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard & Discover.

What’s Included in The Cost of Treatment?

We believe that when you come to Laser Eye Institute, you’re paying for high-quality, top technology, and Dr. Haddad’s 30 years of experience. In addition to this, you also receive two years of follow-up care included in your quote. That means we’ll check up on your vision routinely throughout the healing process, and make any adjustments necessary to give you the best sight you can achieve.

Is there pain during or after the LASIK procedure?

There is very little to no pain during the procedure for LASIK or LASEK. Most people can’t believe how little discomfort they feel during the procedure.

The day of your procedure, some tearing and discomfort is normal. In the days following your procedure, you may experience some irritation and discomfort as your eyes begin to heal. This is expected, so we do prescribe eye drops for comfort and to speed the healing process. Depending on what procedure you get and your level of correction, you could notice the discomfort subsides within days, but don’t worry—we’ll see you for a follow up appointment to make sure everything is healing properly.

Where will my Lasik be performed?

Dr. Haddad performs all of his Lasik procedures at our Troy office, in our advanced surgical suite. This means that all of our lasers are stationary, and our surgical team is well-trained in the operations of our state-of-the-art lasers.

I’m pregnant (or nursing). Can I have Lasik?

As we all know, pregnancy is a time of change, and this can include your eyes and your vision. Your vision can fluctuate during pregnancy and after, while breastfeeding. Because your vision must be stable, it is not recommended to preform LASIK for 2-3 months after the baby is weaned from breastfeeding. Further, due to the use of some eye drops to promote healing after surgery, we do recommend the wait.

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Amanda helps patients improve their lives through the power of LASIK. A patient coordinator at Laser Eye Institute, Amanda assists patients through every step in their start-to-vision journey.