Common Questions About Lasik Eye Surgery


opthamologistHave you been wondering whether or not to have LASIK eye surgery?  It’s a fine idea to take your time and gather information before making up your mind as this is one of the most important decisions you will make.

The doctors at the Abilene Eye Institute understand you have many questions and make themselves available to answer your questions and listen to your concerns.  You will meet with a surgeon on your first visit to the institute and personal attention from an Abilene Eye Institute surgeon will be available to you throughout your LASIK experience.

You will receive answers for questions like:

Will it hurt?

How long will the results last?

How long does the procedure take?

How long will it take for vision to improve?

You may want to attend a seminar hosted by the institute’s surgeons. This is a great way to learn about Lasik eye surgery and to know if you are an eligible candidate.

Question:  Is Financing Available for LASIK Eye Surgery?  Yes.  You may pay for your surgery using cash, check or credit card.  You may also apply to use payment plans through Care Credit and First Financial Bank.   These programs are for healthcare expenses and are used by the patient for co-pays, deductibles, and treatments not covered by insurance.  You may apply for the plans at the Abilene Eye Institute office in person or at their website.  Please see the webpage entitled “Financing Options” at the link below.

If you are considering LASIK eye surgery be assured it is a common type of refractive eye surgery.  This means “it is widely used to improve the refractive state of the eye and decrease dependency on glasses or contact lenses.”  To view a video showing the LASIK procedure please click on the link below and go to the “LASIK Video” page.

Do you hope to eliminate your dependency on glasses or contact lenses? While LASIK can dramatically improve your vision, patients over 40 may still need to wear reading glasses.  For most patients, LASIK is very successful.

Question:  What is blade-less eye surgery?  Blade-less eye surgery is performed with a gentle laser instead of a blade.  This technology provides for: a more even treatment surface of the eye, a higher chance of receiving 20/20 vision, shortened procedure time, less inflammation, and a faster visual recovery.

The surgeons at the Abilene Eye Institute were the first to use a blade-less LASIK surgery in Abilene, TX.

Meeting with the right surgeon is the best way to know you are placing your eyes in the right hands. You need a surgeon with experience, and one that you know you can trust. At Abilene Eye Institute, you will find that the surgeons are not only experienced, but trustworthy. They take the time to address all patient concerns and help you feel comfortable with your decision.