What To Expect From A LASIK Consultation
Dec 12, 2023 • All articles

What To Expect From A LASIK Consultation

Choosing to undergo LASIK eye surgery is a big decision. There are lots of factors to consider, from where to get your procedure done to the varying costs depending on the technology you choose. It’s completely normal to have questions if you’re considering a vision correction procedure. That’s why we offer free, pre-operative consultations to anyone considering vision correction. It’s an opportunity to confirm your candidacy and explore your options.

At LASIK MD, the consultation is risk-free. Not only is the appointment free of charge, but you’re under no obligation to book a procedure afterwards. After the appointment, our staff will also be available to address any questions or concerns that may arise. The pre-op will give you all the information you need about vision correction, so you can take your time to make an informed decision that’s right for you.

Here’s what you can expect when you book a pre-operative consultation with LASIK MD.

Am I A Candidate For LASIK?

The pre-op is mainly used to confirm a patient’s candidacy for LASIK or another vision correction procedure.

During the appointment, our staff will perform a series of painless, diagnostic tests to see if you’re eligible. Based on the results, we can then recommend a customized treatment plan best suited to your visual needs.

LASIK can treat a variety of eye conditions, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurry vision at all distance). Approximately 90% of people between the ages of 18 to 65 are excellent candidates for LASIK. But we specialize in a range of vision correction procedures, so even if you’re not a good candidate for LASIK, we may be able to recommend another vision correction procedure during the consultation.

How Much Does LASIK Cost?

The pre-op is also an opportunity to discuss the cost of LASIK. The price can vary depending on the type of procedure and technology recommend to you. Our staff will be able to explain this in detail. It’s also a chance to explore financing options. At LASIK MD, not only do we offer a Lowest Price Guarantee,* but we also have a variety of financing options to make paying for LASIK easier.

Moreover, our staff will explain how LASIK can help save money in the long term by reducing or even eliminating costs associated with glasses and contacts. Use our savings calculator to see how much you can save across your lifetime after a vision correction procedure.

What’s The LASIK Recovery Like?

Finally, during the consultation, you’ll receive a lot of information on what you can expect from LASIK, including what the surgery is like as well as the recovery. Our staff will explain how LASIK works to correct common vision problems and what the procedure is like. Many patients are surprised to learn that LASIK tends to be very quick. The procedure usually doesn’t last more than 10 minutes, with the laser used for less than 20 seconds per eye.

Additionally, the recovery is often quick. Most patients are back to their normal routine within 24-hours of the surgery, and usually don’t have to take time off from work or school. Plus, it’s common to see an immediate improvement in your vision right after the procedure.

You’ll also be able to ask questions throughout the pre-operative consultation, and our staff will do their best to address your queries and concerns. While you’ll have an opportunity to schedule your procedure at the end of the consultation, you can also follow-up with our clinic at a later date after you’ve had time to consider everything you learned at the pre-op.

The freedom from glasses and contacts that LASIK can offer is life changing. Don’t wait to experience it for yourself! Book a free consult with LASIK MD today to explore your options. For more information on LASIK MD’s free, pre-operative consultations, you can review our guides on How to Prepare for Your Consultation and the Day of Your Consultation.

*LASIK MD will match the price of any competitor and offer an additional rebate of $50/eye, provided they are offering equivalent service and technology.