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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

The best way for you to determine if you are a good LASIK candidate is thorough an eye exam from your optometrist or our office. Appropriate LASIK candidates must be at least 18 years of age, in good general health, and have good eye health with no diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma. Laser vision correction can treat a very broad range of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Through an initial consultation, we will confirm if you are a good LASIK candidate, explain the procedure, and answer your questions so that you can make an informed decision. We will explain what results you can reasonably expect by measuring your prescription and thoroughly examining your eyes. Dr. Ernest has a consistent record of doing what is best for the patient.

What is Custom LASIK?

Custom LASIK is a procedure that involves the use of a wavefront analyzer and enables Dr. Ernest to customize the Conventional LASIK procedure to your individual eyes. This customized laser vision correction procedure can result in patients seeing clearer and sharper than ever before.

What will my recovery be like after surgery?

Most LASIK patients usually see quite well the day following their procedure and may be able to resume most of their normal daily activities, but patients with higher prescriptions may recover more slowly. Although the speed of visual recovery depends on personal healing patterns, most patients notice dramatic visual results within the first few days following their LASIK procedure.

What are the risks?

As with any elective surgical procedure, there are risks associated with the laser vision correction procedure. However, the chance of having vision reducing complications have been documented in a number of clinical studies to be minimal. Remember, millions of people have had excellent results from laser vision correction.

Some potential LASIK complications include conditions such as dry eyes, complications in making the corneal flap, night glare (halos), under or over-correction and loss of best-corrected vision. At TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, these and other risks of vision correction are discussed fully with the patient prior to their procedure. Proper preoperative LASIK screening ensures that we proceed with the procedure only when it is medically advisable. As well, diligent post-operative care helps to identify and address any potential healing complications.

What does LASIK cost?

The price of a LASIK procedure is determined by the level of refractive correction required, the LASIK technology recommended for your specific condition, and whether you have vision insurance that covers LASIK or if you participate in any discount programs. For specific information on LASIK pricing, please call our office at 1-877-TLC-TIME.