- What is LASIK?
- What is astigmatism?
- What is farsightedness?
- What is nearsightedness?
- What are the costs?
- What are the payment options?
- Are there possible tax savings related to Laser Vision Correction?
- How does Laser Vision Correction improve vision?
- Who can receive Laser Vision Correction?
- Who performs Laser Vision Correction?
- Will I be able to see right away?
- How long does the improved vision last? Is it permanent?
LASIK is a modification of Laser Vision Correction. In LASIK, a thin flap of cornea is lifted in a single sheet to permit laser treatment of the eye's exposed inner surface. Following the procedure, the corneal flap is repositioned. The corneal tissue has extraordinary natural bonding qualities that allow effective healing without the use of stitches.
Astigmatism occurs when the eyeball is oblong (football shaped). Light will focus in two or more focal points. Astigmatism is often present along with nearsightedness.
If your vision is farsighted, you will typically have difficulty focusing on both distant and near objects. This condition occurs when the eyeball is too short or the corneal curvature is too flat, causing light to focus behind the retina. This causes blurry vision.
If you're nearsighted, you cannot see things clearly in the distance. This condition occurs when the cornea, which is located on the front part of the eye, is too long or steeply curved. Because of this curvature, light entering the eye focuses in front of the retina instead of on it. This causes blurry vision.
Our surgeons at MidWest EyeCenter offer Laser Vision Correction with a variety of payment plans for all vision correction procedures. This includes pre-op and post-op care and enhancements for one year in most cases. Please contact us to find out more about your options at MidWest EyeCenter 1-800-385-EYES (3937) or use our online feedback form. A one-time fee for Laser Vision Correction includes the following:
- Initial eye exam with our physicians or your current eye care provider.
- Computerized map of your eye
- All pre- and post- procedure exams
- The Laser Vision Correction procedure
- If an enhancement is needed, the charge will either be included in the initial fee or will not exceed a predetermined set price per eye.
- The physician's fee
- A take home care kit
- Monitoring examinations with your doctor in the year following treatment
The MidWest EyeCenter offers a variety of different payment options for Laser Vision Correction in Cincinnati, Ohio. If you wear contacts and are in need of Laser Vision Ccorrection, chances are you're spending hundreds a year on lenses, solutions, cleaners, and more. That means the cost of Laser Vision Correction surgery from Cincinnati Ohio’s MidWest EyeCenter can save you thousands of dollars over the long haul. We really do bring you better sight for less! And we offer a full range of payment methods to make it easy for you to get the Laser Vision Correction you need.
- Bank Check, Cashier's Check or Money Order
- Employee Flexible Spending Account
- Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express
- Payment Plans
In some cases, Laser Vision Correction may be covered by your health insurance provider. We will help you consult with them. The MidWest EyeCenter facilities offer Laser Vision Correction in West Chester, Ohio and our low price covers your complete care before, during, and after the procedure.
In addition to tax savings possible through flexible benefit plans and home equity financing, your Laser Vision Correction may contribute to earning a federal tax deduction.
Currently, for taxpayers who itemize deductions, medical and dental expenses in excess of 7.5%-10% of your Adjusted Gross Income are deductible on Schedule A -- Itemized Deductions. Expenditures on Laser Vision Correction may contribute to this. Consult with your tax advisor or accountant to determine how this possible tax advantage might be applicable to your situation.
Laser Vision Correction uses cool pulses of ultraviolet light to cleanly, precisely, and smoothly remove a very small amount of tissue at the front of the eye. This corrects the problem curve of the cornea and allows light to properly focus on the retina. The result is clearer distance vision.
The outpatient treatment process typically takes about 1.5 hours, with the ophthalmologist using the laser for typically less than 60 seconds.
Laser Vision Correction is currently available in the US to treat people who are either nearsighted or farsighted, with or without astigmatism. Patients must be at least 18 years old. In addition, a doctor must determine if a patient has stable vision.
The lasers are computer-controlled and operated by ophthalmologists specially trained and credentialed to perform the procedure. Because the training, skill, and experience of our ophthalmic surgeons and other personnel is critical to the best outcome of Laser Vision Correction, MidWest EyeCenter's clinical and management services cover hands-on training in Laser Vision Correction for ophthalmologists, optometrists, nurses, and technicians.
You will have improved vision immediately following treatment. In fact, many patients return to work the next day. Your vision will continue to improve as your eyes heal and adjust to their new shape.
Laser Vision Correction is designed to be a permanent correction to your vision. Doctors have been performing Laser Vision Correction since 1987. Studies to date show excellent vision stability for many years following treatment.