The ideal candidate for wavefront or topography-guided LASIK has had a stable refractive prescription for at least a year and is ready to eliminate their dependency on glasses and/or contacts. Factors that can affect candidacy are the degree of the refractive error as well as the thickness and shape of the cornea.
LASIK may not be right for you if you have the following:
You can expect your vision to be blurry the first few hours after surgery followed by a rapid and significant improvement in vision; however, each patient heals differently, and your progress will be checked on your one-day follow-up appointment. Our surgeons will prescribe eye drops to improve your comfort after surgery and help speed recovery.
Upon returning home, you should take it easy and relax. You will be given clear, protective plastic shields to wear when sleeping so you won’t inadvertently rub your eyes, which could cause wrinkles and folds in the flaps. You will be given antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops to put in your eyes every few hours while awake. You will also use moisturizing or artificial tear drops to help lubricate your eyes.
No. You will notice blinking lights during the procedure, but there is no pain
The procedure usually takes 10 minutes. The laser only takes seconds to correct your vision based on your glasses prescription.
The laser is designed to track your eye and head movements. The laser moves with you. If your eye moves too much the laser will temporarily stop and restart where it left off when your eye is back in the correct position.
LASIK is an excellent procedure for the right person. A number of factors are used to determine whether you are a candidate for LASIK including refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia), thickness and shape of the corneal tissue, and a number of ophthalmic and general health conditions. Many of the eye tests and measurements needed to determine LASIK candidacy are beyond the scope of a routine eye exam, and require interpretation by a doctor specialized in LASIK surgery. We provide a free LASIK screening to help determine if you are a good LASIK candidate.
Your LASIK investment is $2250 per eye, or $4500 for both eyes regardless of whether or not you have a high prescription, astigmatism, or need a topography guided treatment. We are the only Idaho practice to publish our prices. Invest in yourself and own your vision instead of renting it from the contact lens and eye glass industry. HSA and FSA accounts can be used to pay for LASIK. Financing is also available.