Custom LASIK – Your Modern Alternative
If you’re interested in LASIK and want the best that modern technology has to offer, custom LASIK may be the treatment for you.
What’s so special about custom LASIK? This remarkable procedure goes beyond the scope of traditional LASIK by treating tiny refractive errors in your eye. It does this by measuring how light waves travel through your eye. The result? Enhanced vision and less risk of night vision.
To learn more about this amazing procedure, check out the video below or read on.
Benefits of Custom LASIK
Enhanced vision – Custom LASIK doesn’t just correct common visual problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism; it also corrects smaller, more obscure vision problems. As a result you have a better chance of achieving 20/20 vision or better following surgery — without corrective eyewear. Some patients see better following custom LASIK than they would have with glasses or contacts.
Reasonably Priced – Talented surgeons in your area offer custom LASIK at affordable prices. The price tag is usually about $2,000 or more per eye if you opt for custom all-laser LASIK. If this is too much for you to cover in one payment, don’t fret — you have numerous financing options at your disposal.
Reduced Risk of Certain Complications – Compared to traditional LASIK, custom LASIK patients have a reduced risk of night vision problems, such as glare and halos around lights.
Other benefits of custom LASIK include a quick procedure time (around 15 minutes) and recovery, little to no discomfort and the ability (usually) to rid yourself of glasses and contact lenses.
Risks and Complications
Custom LASIK does have some potential risks and complications, including under-correction, over-correction, fluctuating vision, blurred vision, diminished quality of vision, dry eye, glare and halos around lights, and infection. Fortunately, many of these complications can be treated. To learn more, talk to a qualified refractive surgeon in your area.
Are You a Candidate?
To have custom LASIK, you should be at least 21 years old. It is also very important that you have realistic expectations, and that you fully understand the potential risks and complications. Your surgeon will conduct tests to determine if your corneas are thick enough to have the procedure.
Due to the advanced technology and additional equipment used in custom LASIK, the procedure will cost you more than traditional LASIK — at least a few hundred dollars more per eye. If a laser is used to create the corneal flap (all-laser LASIK), the procedure will cost slightly more. Other factors affecting the cost include the location of the practice you choose for your surgery, and the skill and reputation of the surgeon performing the procedure.
Generally speaking, you should expect to pay upwards of $2,000 per eye for custom all-laser LASIK. Speak with a qualified refractive surgeon in your area for exact numbers.