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.