Common Questions

General FAQ

We accept the following insurance plans acceptance may vary within each plan and your provider network (we may not participate in all plans from each insurance company). Please contact our clinic to verify if we accept your specific insurance plan.

Medical Insurance: Medicare, most Medicare Advantage Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Priority Health, United Health Care, Aetna, HAP, Cigna, Tricare.

Vision Insurance: VSP, EyeMed, Heritage.

Some plans may require a referral from a PCP. We do not accept any Medicaid and Medicare dual enrolled HMO plans (United Healthcare Community Plan, Blue Cross Dual Complete Aetna Dual Complete, Molina Dual Options, CCA Dual Special Needs D-SNP)

No, our mininum age to treat is 16. The mininum age for Laser Vision Correction is 18.

Our hours and location are available hereLaser Eye Institute Hours.

No, all exams are by-appointment only.

No, if you are an existing patient with an eye emergency please call our clinic to advise you. If you are having an eye emergency we suggest to visit Beaumont/Corewell Royal Oak Emergency Room, or contact Beaumont Eye Institute. They have opthamologists on call available to better handle emergency conditions.

Yes, we are affiliated and on staff at Beaumont/Corewell Hospital and Detroit Medical Center (DMC)

All exams are performed in office. All laser vision correction is done in our on site laser suite. All other surgery is at our outpatient surgical facility.

Laser Vision Correction FAQ

Yes, the treatment is permanent. The laser permanently reshapes the surface of the eye. You may hear that LASIK wore-off. This is simply not true. Our eyes are just like every other part of our body and slowly change over time. As you age, vision may change slightly; however, this shift is typically not significant enough to require contacts or glasses again.
Most patients have little or no discomfort. While we will give you a sedative before it’s primary purpose to help you relax, as most patients are very nervous.
A typical laser vision correction procedure only takes a few minutes. On treatment day you can expect to be in office for a few hours..=
The recovery time will vary by specific treatment. Typically you may return to work the next day with few restrictions.
Yes. Most, if not all of our patients decide to have both their eyes treated on the same day.
In the past, it was important to keep your eye centered. Our modern lasers utilize active-tracking technology. These trackers scan the eye twice for every pulse that the laser fires. If you quickly move your eye, the laser will not fire until it is centered.
With any type of eye surgery, there is a risk of complications, including losing vision. However, this is very unlikely. Statistically speaking you are more likely to win the Powerball, twice. We have never had a patient lose vision.
Yes, although it is recommended that your vision be stable for 6-12 months before considering re-treatment.
Most patients do not require glasses after treatment. This will vary based upon the individual and the type of correction. As we age our reading vision worsens. This condition occurs with everyone including those that had laser vision correction and may require reading glasses to correct.
LASIK requires the creation of a thin flap. Originally, the only way to do this was with a metal blade (Hansatome or Microkeratome). A femtosecond laser different from the one correcting your eye is able to make the flap without the use of a blade, creating the term all-laser LASIK. All procedures at Laser Eye Institute are all-laser using the safest, fastest, most advanced lasers available.
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