Facts About LASIK
If you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, you may be a candidate for LASIK. Dr. Holzman conducts a thorough examination and diagnostic testing to determine LASIK candidacy for each patient, and offers effective alternative treatment options if LASIK is not the best choice for you.
Benefits and Risks of LASIK
LASIK is a quick, painless procedure that provides immediate results, correcting refractive errors and allowing many patients to eliminate the need for corrective eye wear. While there are risks involved with any surgery, the experience and skill of your surgeon is key to minimizing complications.
Healing after LASIK occurs quickly and involves little to no discomfort. Most patients experience greatly improved vision the same day of surgery, and are able to resume normal activities the day after. To ensure optimal healing, we provide patients with detailed instructions for post-surgery care.
Cost of LASIK
Several factors effect the cost of LASIK, including the type of technology used. Many patients find the cost of LASIK offset by eliminating the long-term expense of glasses and contact lenses. LASIK is not covered by insurance, but Dr. Holzman offers competitive pricing and payment plans.
LASIK after Cataract Surgery
With today's advanced LASIK techniques, those who have undergone cataract surgery can still undergo LASIK. LASIK surgery can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism in post-cataract surgery patients, reducing or eliminating the need for corrective eye wear.
LASIK after 40
Patients over 40 often need reading glasses. LASIK can treat distance vision at any age, but will not correct for presbyopia. For patients interested in LASIK after 40, Dr. Holzman offers the option of LASIK monovision, treating one eye for distance and the other for close-up vision.
When To Avoid LASIK
LASIK has helped many patients, but it is not the correct procedure for everyone. It is very important when considering laser vision correction surgery to understand the various eye conditions that may preclude you from LASIK, or make you a better candidate for a different treatment.
LASIK and Pregnancy
Many patients want to enjoy the benefits of clear vision as soon as possible. Although we make every effort to accommodate your goals, expecting mothers and women who have recently given birth are not good candidates. These restrictions can help ensure you enjoy good vision for years to come.
LASIK Side Effects
LASIK surgery is a safe, effective procedure, however, in rare cases it can cause side effects. It is important for patients to be aware of these possible side effects so that they can make informed decisions about their eye care. Dr. Holzman educates patients on all possible side effects.
Second LASIK Surgery
Although LASIK is considered to be permanent, some patients may require a second procedure to correct visual changes. In the rare case that LASIK does not yield the expected results or long-lasting effects, patients can undergo a complimentary second surgery through our Lifetime Commitment program.
Studies by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the U.S. Department of Defense confirm the safety of LASIK. In addition, Dr. Holtzman’s experience and use of advanced technology minimizes risks and improves the likelihood of a successful LASIK procedure with lasting benefits.
“Dr. Holzman is the best - very honest, very professional yet very friendly and personable.” Ben E.