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A: We offer a variety of vision correcting procedures, the best option for your unique eyes will be determined at your free consultation. The cost can vary depending on which procedure but start at $2750 per eye.
A: Most often insurances do not cover these procedures as they are considered elective. Some insurances offer a discounted rate. When you come in for your free consultation, your surgical coordinator will help to determine if you have any such benefit.
A: We offer up to 24% deferred payments with CareCredit. If you are interested in this option, your surgical coordinator can discuss it in detail with you at your consultation.
A: SMILE is the latest advancement in laser vision correction and is considered a less invasive alternative to lasik. The procedure takes 10-15 minutes from start to finish and is painless. Most patients are able to resume normal activities such as driving the very next day.
A: Yes! SMILE, LASIK, PRK, ICL, and RLE can all treat astigmatism.
A: Smile is somewhat new to our region however, 7 million smile procedures have been performed worldwide. This procedure is very similar to Lasik and PRK, our surgeons have been performing vision correcting procedures for over 30 years!
A: Consultations are 100% free!
A: Your up close vision will be pretty blurry and you will be sensitive to the light. Your distance vision won't be affected, most people are ok to drive.
The cost can vary but typically ranges from 5,800-6,500 per eye. We accept cash, check, credit card or Care Credit. If you need to arrange for a payment plan, we recommend that you apply for Care Credit, at (800) 356-8295 or carecredit.com/apply.
Note: If applying for Care Credit, you need to be approved and must have your card/account number with you on the day of surgery. The application and approval process is usually fast but can take longer so please apply as soon as possible.
Many people return to work following their 1-day post-op appointment but it will depend on your vision and recovery. Depending on your working conditions and job requirements additional time away from work may be required. Please communicate any concerns that you have with your surgeon's team.
You may feel pressure and water during the surgery. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible. Please communicate with your surgeon and staff if you feel that you need additional relaxing or numbing medication throughout your procedure.
No. Due to the sedation administered and blurred vision, we require that you have a responsible adult drive you home after surgery. We ask that your driver check in at the front desk with you. Due to COVID social distancing, once we obtain the needed information from your driver, we will ask your driver to wait off site or in their car. We ask that your driver be within 10 minutes of our office and we will call them on the cell phone number provided when you check in for surgery, once your surgery is complete.
For most RLE surgery patients, vision improves significantly in the first 24 hours after surgery. We suggest/recommend that you have a driver arranged for your 1-day post-op appointment after surgery. After the 1-day post-op, you may drive as soon as you feel comfortable doing so.
There are no specific restrictions on flying after surgery, however,