Factors Influencing the Cost of LASIK
If you would like to be able to reduce or eliminate your need for corrective eye wear, LASIK can help you achieve your goals. LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) corrects refractive errors by reshaping the cornea with an advanced excimer laser. The team at Primary Eye Care Associates, led by Dr. Steven Chander, provides the highest level of care and precision so you can view your world more clearly after LASIK. We strive to provide treatments that fit our patients' budgets, and we are happy to answer all financing questions. To learn more about the cost of LASIK, contact our Chicago office today.
What Is LASIK?
LASIK is a laser eye surgery procedure that can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Before patients undergo LASIK surgery, our doctors evaluate patients' vision and review their medical history to determine candidacy for surgery. If you are not a candidate for LASIK, our doctors may recommend other laser vision correction options such as PRK surgery.
If it is determined that you are a good candidate for LASIK, our doctors will create a custom plan for your unique needs. We provide both traditional LASIK and blade-free LASIK at Primary Eye Care Associates. The basic principles of both procedures are the same.
First, a special blade (called a microkeratome) or a laser is used to create a flap in the outer layer of the cornea, or corneal epithelium. Next, the excimer laser is used to vaporize tiny portions of the inner layer of the cornea (called the stroma), refining its shape. These small changes improve the way the cornea refracts light, helping to achieve proper focus. Once the cornea has been properly reshaped, the flap is replaced, and surgery is complete.
What Determines the Cost of LASIK?
The type of LASIK you receive is the most significant factor in the final cost of surgery. At Primary Eye Care Associates, we use the latest technological innovations to provide you with the safest and most effective care. All-laser LASIK and traditional LASIK both offer safe, precise vision correction. We can help determine which option is best for you.
The cost of LASIK treatment provided at Primary Eye Care Associates always includes pre-operative and post-operative care, as well as any further refinements needed to help you achieve clear vision up to a year following your surgery. Safety and patient satisfaction are our priorities, and we are adamant about educating our patients, establishing realistic goals, and taking all necessary measures the meet those goals.
Many surgical eye centers offer coupons or online promotions. You should never choose an eye surgeon based on price. Instead, you should take time to find a reputable ophthalmologist with whom you feel comfortable. Dr. Chander is a top LASIK surgeon with years of experience and proven results, leading a meticulously selected team of knowledgeable and compassionate professionals. At Primary Eye Care Associates, we believe every patient deserves personalized attention. LASIK can be a life-changing investment, and you can expect us to take ample time to ensure your utmost satisfaction.
To learn more about the cost of LASIK, contact Primary Eye Care Associates today. During your consultation, you can receive your personal treatment estimate and start your journey to clearer vision.