Each patient is required to read and sign the Informed Consent for
LASIK. This document will give you an overview of the LASIK procedure,
alternatives to LASIK, vision threatening complications, and non-vision
threatening side effects.
Please download a copy of the Informed Consent and bring it with you
to your appointment.
Consent (PDF - 91k)
Related Information About Lasik:
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Commonly Asked Questions:
How soon after surgery will I see well?
Each patient is different. Most patients experience a dramatic improvement
8 to 10 hours after the treatment.
Will refractive surgery hurt?
During the procedure, a strong topical anesthetic is used to numb the
eye. Generally, only pressure is felt during the procedure.
Will I still need my glasses or contacts?
The goal of refractive surgery is to reduce your dependence on glasses
and/or contact lenses, but LASIK patients still may benefit from reading
glasses or distance glasses when they desire perfect near or distance
Will my insurance cover LASIK?
Most health care coverage considers LASIK surgery an elective surgical
procedure and does not cover it.