LASIK

Return stunning clarity to your vision.
Modern LASIK is an outpatient procedure that's blade-free, all-laser, non-invasive, and fast.

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What is Modern LASIK?

With Modern LASIK (Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis), ophthalmologists use a femtosecond laser to open a corneal flap that provides access to change the shape of the cornea. It’s an all-laser technique for vision correction. The laser technology is more precise than a mechanical blade, so it can be highly customizable to the unique eyes of every patient.

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Is LASIK Right For Me?

You may be a good candidate for LASIK if you answer "Yes" to any of these questions.

  • Are you having trouble seeing far away?
  • Do you have difficulty reading or seeing well at night?
  • Are you experiencing depth perception issues?
  • Are you nearsighted, farsighted, or do you have an astigmatism?
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What's It Like To Have LASIK

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Schedule A Consultation

A Katzen Eye Group doctor will meet with you to discuss your vision changes and help you understand the options available. The consultation and the diagnostic testing are free, and neither obligate you to any future service. The meeting simply helps us determine whether you are a candidate for LASIK. If you are, you will have an opportunity to schedule your procedure at this appointment.

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Arrive At The Katzen Office For LASIK

Our staff will greet you and introduce you to the ophthalmologist who will perform your procedure. There is one last diagnostic exam before the lasers are set with your exact prescription. It takes about 15-20 minutes in our laser suite.

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Travel Home For Recovery

You’ll need to have a friend or family member help you get home after the surgery. The improved vision happens immediately, but we advise patients not to read, drive, or use a computer for the remainder of the day. After a good night of sleep, you should be ready to return to work the following day.

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Come Back The Next Day For A Post-Op Checkup

It is important that you meet with a Katzen eye doctor the day after your LASIK to confirm that your eyes are healthy. If so, the doctor will clear you for normal activity.

The Procedure

Life Without Glasses

Return stunning clarity to your vision. Modern LASIK is an outpatient procedure that's blade-free, all-laser, non-invasive, and fast.
Enjoy your favorite activities without the restrictions of glasses and contacts.

How Do I Know if I am Choosing the Right Practice for My LASIK?

Your LASIK surgeon should be board-certified and make you feel comfortable when addressing any concerns you express. The surgical procedure requires high levels of skill and experience. At Katzen Eye Group, our physicians pride themselves in providing excellent care with great attention to detail along the way. Katzen Eye Group will make sure you have all the knowledge you need to make a confident decision.

Are you Ready for a Life without Glasses?

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LASIK Financing

Get the Care You Want, When You Need It*.
Help pay for your family's vision care with the CareCredit health care card. Use your credit card to pay for:

  • Glasses and sunglasses
  • Contact lenses
  • LASIK
  • And more

CareCredit is the health care credit card designed exclusively for healthcare services with special financing options.* Whether it's a routine checkup or a LASIK procedure, you shouldn't have to worry about how to get the best eye care.

*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is LASIK safe?

LASIK is usually safer than wearing contact lenses. Learn more here.

How long does the initial consultation take?

Allow 90 minutes for the consultation and diagnostic procedures.

How do I know if I’m a candidate for LASIK?

You need to schedule a consultation to determine whether or not you’re a candidate for LASIK. The consultation is free, takes about 90 minutes, and involves dilating your eyes to give doctors the most accurate results. If you wear soft contacts, we ask that you not wear them for at least three days prior to the consultation.

Is the surgery done at all of your locations?

The surgery is only done at our Lutherville location.

How long will my LASIK results last?

More often than not, LASIK is a permanent procedure. In some instances, however, patients will need to have an enhancement—this is where the surgeon has to repeat the procedure to obtain satisfactory results. Due to the expertise and careful planning of our surgeons and staff, we have an extremely low enhancement rate of 2-3%.

Will my insurance cover LASIK?

No. LASIK is considered an elective procedure, so neither vision nor medical insurance companies will cover LASIK.

Do you offer any type of financing?

We offer 12-, 18-, and 24-month financing plans with no interest through Care Credit. More information, as well as an application, can be found here.

Is LASIK painful?

We use drops to numb the eye. Most patients report no pain during the procedure. Some do, however, report experiencing the sensation of pressure when we create the flap.

How long before I can return to work/school/other activities?

Most patients resume normal activities within a day of having LASIK surgery. We do recommend not returning to work the day of your surgery, however, many of our patients do successfully return to work the day after their procedure. We typically recommend refraining from strenuous exercise and outdoor sports for 7 days following your surgery.  Patients should not participate in swimming for two weeks. Specific concerns can be discussed with your doctor.

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Our locations

1209 York Road,
Lutherville, MD, 21093
410-821-9490
Hours
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

301 St Paul Pl
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-727-8380
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm

Ridge Road Professional Center
7106 Ridge Road
Rosedale, MD 21237
(410) 866-2022
Hours
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

3401 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive
Suite 202
Abingdon, MD 21009
410-569-0707
Hours
Mon: 8am-4pm
Tue-Wed: 8am-6:30pm
Thu: 8am-5:30pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat: 9am-1:30pm (2nd & 4th Saturdays)

111 Mt Carmel Rd #600
Parkton, MD 21120
410-329-6700
Hours
Hours:
Mon: 9am-6pm
Tues-Thurs: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-4:30pm
Sat: 8am-1pm (Open 2 Saturdays a month.)

310 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-833-5515
Hours

21 Crossroads Drive
Owings Mills, MD 21117
443-738-4270
Hours
Tues & Thur: 8am-5pm

901 Dulaney Valley Road
Suite 200
Towson, MD 21204
410-583-1000
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm