Curious about LASIK surgery throughout Lubbock, Odessa, Irving, and Houston? LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, and is used to correct the vision of those with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. In general, LASIK is a procedure that helps reshape the cornea. It is often a revolutionary surgery that helps restore quality of vision and, in turn, the quality of one’s life. If you are curious about LASIK surgery and want to speak to a professional about it, Houston Eye Doctor is here for you! We are certified to perform LASIK surgery in-office and can help you set up a consultation appointment today.
Learn more about Houston Eye Doctor and our LASIK surgeons today by filling out our contact form online or visiting one of our many offices.
How Does LASIK Surgery Work?
LASIK is performed when the patient is under local anesthesia, distributed in the form of eye drops. At most, LASIK takes about 10 minutes to perform. It’s important to have someone drive you home after the operation.
During the actual surgery, the optometrist will use a laser, either called a microkeratome or femtosecond, to slice a thin flap in the cornea. This sensation is painless, and the cornea is then peeled back. The corneal tissue that is underneath is then reshaped using another laser. This reshaping allows for the eye to correctly focus light onto the retina. After the cornea is reshaped, the cornea flap is put back in place and the surgery is over.
Is LASIK Surgery Covered by Insurance?
Commonly, LASIK or other refractive/laser surgeries are not covered by insurance. However, your insurance company might pay for your procedure if you meet certain criteria. LASIK surgery is commonly marked as an “elective” procedure and not absolutely necessary. However, if you’re in need of LASIK surgery due to an eye injury, errors during a previous surgery, or being unable to wear glasses, your insurance company may be able to front the bill.
Trust Houston Eye Doctor With Your LASIK Surgery Needs
There are so many advantages to LASIK eye surgery. There is very little pain after the procedure, and there’s a success rate of 96% of patients being satisfied with their results! Even if you aren’t happy, adjustments to your LASIK surgery can be made years afterward. LASIK surgery can greatly improve the quality of one’s life, and the professionals at Houston Eye Doctor are here to help you with your LASIK process every step of the way.
The optometrists at Houston Eye Doctor want to do everything we can to ensure your experience with us is as enjoyable as possible. Our professional doctors work with modern, cutting-edge technology to get you the treatment and diagnosis you need, quickly and accurately. We have multiple locations throughout the Houston area, including Lubbock, Irving, and Odessa. Don’t wait, come in to one of our spaces or contact us online to discuss your laser eye surgery options today!
The professionals at Houston Eye Doctor are here to help you with every part of your LASIK surgery journey. Contact us online or visit one of our locations to learn more.