How quickly will my eyesight be restored?
After a LASIK procedure, you will have clearer vision immediately. Most patients who receive LASIK treatment to improve their eyesight will experience an almost miraculous restoration of 20/40 (the vision requirements by most states, including New York, to be considered legal to drive) vision overnight. You may experience tearing or feel a sensation of having an eyelash in your eye, but this is a normal part of the LASIK recovery and should not be cause for alarm. Your follow-up appoitment with our doctors will be scheduled for the day following the LASIK procedure and they will check to make sure that your eyes are healing properly. To help your recovery go smoothly, make sure you use your eye drops for 6 to 10 days and wear your protective eye-shields for 2 nights. If you had a PRK know that your vision will not be functional until about 3 to 5 days after the procedure.

Is it ok if I have both of my eyes treated with LASIK on the same day?
If you have vision problems in both eyes and you need them each treated with LASIK, know that it is ok to have both eyes treated on the same day. The decision to have both eyes done at the same time is entirely up to the patient, but most patients prefer the same day method because it is more convenient to have both eyes taken care of on the same day. If you want to have both eyes done on the same day, rest assured, it is safe.

Is LASIK a painful procedure?
LASIK is a safe and relatively painless procedure that will not cause you much discomfort. When this procedure is performed, anesthetic drops are used which are more gentle than injections or needles. After your procedure, you can expect eye irritation but this irritation will eventually go away after a few hours. Most LASIK patients have only experienced a sensation of having an eyelash in the eye, but they feel no pain or unease the next day. Our doctors have treated thousands of people with eyesight problems and so they know how to make LASIK surgery as comfortable as possible for the benefit of our patients.

Just how safe is LASIK surgery?
Our experienced and highly trained doctors know how to safely and effectively perform LASIK surgery, so this makes vision threatening complications very rare. Although the risk associated with LASIK surgery is almost non-existent, if something does go wrong, it is usually something easily treatable. Our doctors have years of training and even more years of experience with performing LASIK surgery, so it is almost a guarantee that your delicate eye tissue will not be harmed by this procedure. For best results from your LASIK surgery, it is recommended that the same doctor performboth pre-op and post-op care.

Is LASIK a permanent eye restoration procedure?
Although LASIK provides a permanent change to the shape of the cornea that results in better eyesight, it cannot help eye problems that are associated with aging. LASIK eye surgery cannot prevent conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, or the need for reading glasses so if these conditions occur, know that your laser vision correction surgery cannot prevent these problems from occuring and they should be treated in a normal fashion.

Is LASIK right for everyone?
LASIK surgery is usually ok for most people in good health that are 18 years of age or older and who have no eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, or keratoconus (the need for reading glasses). If you have health problems such as untreated diabetes, or auto- immune or collagen vascular diseases, it is not recommended that you undergo LASIK surgery. Pregnant or nursing women are also not good candidates for LASIK because hormones can affect the stability of your prescription.

Will my insurance cover LASIK treatment?
Most insurance companies do not cover LASIK because it is considered to be an elective procedure. The good news is that some insurance do cover LASIK, and one of our friendly and courteous office staff members would be happy to check if your insurance covers this treatment on the day of your initial consultation.

Is financing an option for LASIK if my insurance doesn't cover it?
The answer to this question is yes! At NYMETRO Lasik, we understand that the costs involved with LASIK surgery may be a barrier to you acheiving good eyesight, and we want to help make it easy for you to afford this valuable treatment. When you come in for your initial consultation, our helpful financing manager will guide you through the process of applying for our LASIK financing options. If you are approved, we have a variety of financing options to choose from, including our 3 month no-interest same as cash option. We can also help get you low monthly payments with a fixed interest rate and no down payments. We also accept certified checks and all major credit cards so to make your financing of LASIK surgery even more budget friendly.

What type of laser is used by the NYMETRO Lasik?
We use the innovative VISX STAR S4 IR Active Trak Excimer Laser System and NIDEK EC5000 with active infrared eye tracker for all of our LASIK procedures. The VISX STAR systems have been used in over 2 million procedures around the world, and they are proven to be very successful with treating eyesight issues. The VISX STAR system uses the newest and best of technology that combined with the skills of our doctors will provide you with the best possible treatment.

How does the ActiveTrack eye tracker work and why does it provide better treatment?
The ActiveTrack eye tracker uses the newest technology to provide ideal 3D eye tracking abilities. This laser can pinpoint the exact area of treatment and apply the necessary precision needed to successfully and comfortably improve vision.

What will happen if my eye moves during LASIK surgery?
With ActiveTrak, you don't have to worry about eye movement during surgery because ActiveTrak will keep the laser beam in a precise place on your eye during treatment. ActiveTrak will ensure pinpoint accuracy during your procedure by continuously realigning itself between each pulse to guarantee that eye movement won't happen.

Are all lasers created equally?
No, because not all lasers available for use today have eye trackers. We use the ActiveTrak system at NYMETRO Lasik because it is the most effective and advanced eye tracking technology available today and we want to service our patients in the best possible way. With the ActiveTrak system, older eye-tracking technology that involves dilation is made obsolete.

Has anyone ever experience permanent sight loss as a result of LASIK?
Over the past 10 years, LASIK surgery has been successfully performed on millions of people worldwide and there are no documented cases of anyone going blind as a result of a LASIK procedure. Rest assured that when you have LASIK surgery performed, you will improve your vision, not lose it.

Should I worry about any risks involved with having LASIK surgery?
LASIK surgery, like most medical procedures, does involve some threat of risks. Most complications that have been seen as a result of LASIK surgery are over or under correction, dry eyes, irregular astigmatism, starburst, ghosting, infection and inflammation, shadowing, flap wrinkles, and night glare, but these complications are usually easily treatable with a second procedure or by using eye drops and they usually improve as the eye heals. This is why it is crucial to follow up on all of your post LASIK appointments so to make sure that your eyes are healing properly and so that your doctor can quickly treat any complications that you may have as a result of your LASIK treatment. On the day of your consultation, talk with your doctor about a more detailed list of risks involved with laser eye surgery.

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