Laser Vision Correction FAQS
What is Laser Vision Correction (LVC)?
Laser Vision Correction is a procedure that uses a cool-beam laser to reshape the cornea, the clear portion at the front of your eye. The reshaped cornea is then able to focus light rays more exactly on the retina at the back of the eye. If you suffer from being nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, all of which, when uncorrected, result in blurry vision, you may be able to achieve clearer sight with Laser Vision Correction.
Who can benefit from this procedure?
If you are 21 or older and are not pregnant, have healthy eyes (no medical problems), you may benefit from this procedure. Your eye doctor can tell you if you are a potential candidate for Laser Vision Correction.
How much does it cost?
Please contact one of our Laser Vision Correction team members at 585-394-2020 extension 1188 for current pricing. At the Eye Care Center, the cost covers all of the following services:
- pre-operative evaluation,
- corneal topography,
- Wavescan Technology
- the surgery itself,
- prescription eye medications,
- post surgical office visits for one year.
- Any required enhancements up to one year excluding a charge for the use of the VISX Key Card.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards, as well as bank certified checks. We also offer a financing program, which allows for 0% or low interests rates!
Laser Vision Correction is cost-effective, compared to what you would have to spend on glasses, contact lenses, and lens care over the course of twenty years. The difference is you'll have clear, natural vision and reduced or eliminated dependence on glasses and contacts.
In preparation for the procedure, your vision is evaluated, your eyes are measured and corneal topography is completed to determine the current surface shape of the cornea. Your medical history is reviewed and the eyes are examined to rule out any medical problems. Based on the results of your evaluation, Dr. Hwang or Dr. Hindman will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you are, the surgery can be scheduled.
Does it hurt?
No, the treatment itself is painless. The doctor uses drops to numb your eye. A script can be written for medication to help you relax if it’s determined this is needed. Some patients may experience discomfort for one to three days after treatment. It has been compared to a sensation of sand in the eye. A script may be written to help with discomfort during recovery, if needed.
Is Laser VIsion Correction Safe?
Yes. Millions of patients worldwide have had this treatment performed on them successfully. The FDA has recognized Laser Vision Correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, and found the treatment safe and effective for eligible patients.
How long does it take to heal? When can I go back to work?
Most people notice improved vision almost immediately. The eye will heal on the surface very quickly, within a day or two. Most people can return to work within a day or two. It is important that your eye(s) be protected from infection and injury for a month or two beyond the surgery to allow complete healing to occur.
How do I find out more about Laser Vision Correction?
To schedule your free consultation, help answer any questions you may have, or obtain further information, please call one of our Laser Vision Correction team members at 585-394-2020 extension 1213.