What is LASIK?
An outpatient surgical procedure that reshapes the cornea to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. LASIK is by far the most popular procedure done at Gold Eye Clinic.
What is Wavefront Technology?
The newest technology that is a proven technique to measure the irregularities of the cornea (the clear window covering the eye) and produce a 3D image of the eye. This image is downloaded to the laser to design a one-of-a-kind pattern of treatment for your eyes.
Am I a good candidate?
The range of treatment has been expanded by using the Wavefront Technology. We can see you for a LASIK screening and consultation to let you know.
Will I feel anything?
Generally only pressure is felt during the procedure. You will not be put to sleep but will be given a mild oral sedative to relax you.
Will my insurance cover the procedure?
Most insurance companies consider LASIK an elective procedure and will not cover the procedure but there is 0% financing available.
How much does it cost?
Please give us a call at 1-800-677-7916 for a custom price.
What does the price include?
All pre- and post-op visits, and Dr. Gold will see you at all the visits for one year after the procedure.
What financing options are available?
We have options available for up to 5 years. Plans are available starting as low as $82 per month.
Can I have LASIK if I am pregnant?
No, a woman’s hormones can change her prescription. Therefore, we want pregnant women to wait 3 months after giving birth or completing nursing.
When can I go back to work after having surgery?
In most cases the next day.
How long does the procedure last?
From the time you go into the procedure room, it lasts about 25 minutes.
How many LASIK procedures has Dr. Gold done and what are the outcomes?
Dr. Gold has done hundreds of Wavefront LASIK procedures, including his children and staff. 95% of his patients see 20/25 or better without correction. Because he sees all of the pre-op and post-op patients he keeps his volume at a reasonable level.
Can I come by myself?
For the LASIK screening and work-up you may come by yourself, but on the day of the procedure you will need to bring someone to drive you home.
Do I need to be out of my contact lenses before I come in?
You will need to be out of your soft contact lenses two weeks prior to the full LASIK consultation and if you wear RGP contacts you need to be out of those three weeks prior to the consultation.
Can I have a LASIK consultation before agreeing to have the procedure?
Yes. We offer a LASIK informational screening today or whenever you are available to come in, so we can check your prescription. You can also watch a video about LASIK, go over financing options, and we will answer any additional questions you may have.