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4 Signs You May Be Ready for LASIK

September 21, 2019

If you’re ready to see clearly without the hassle of contacts and glasses, LASIK might be your best option. But how do you know when you’re ready to get LASIK eye surgery?

If you’re considering correcting your vision, here are four signs you may be ready for LASIK.

1. You’re Tired of Wearing Contacts or Glasses

While they do provide you with the ability to see clearly while you have them on, wearing contact lenses and glasses every day can be a hassle. If you lead an active lifestyle, you know the endless struggle. Contacts and glasses can affect your ability to travel, spend time outdoors, travel, play sports and do other activities you enjoy. Luckily, LASIK can get rid of your need for contacts and glasses with one simple surgery.

Using advanced lasers, LASIK corrects eyesight by reshaping the cornea to the appropriate curvature. Patients will need to take some time to rest their eyes and recover, but most will notice improvements in vision and resume non-strenuous day-to-day activities as early as the morning after the procedure.

2. You’re Tired of Paying for Contacts and Glasses

On average, you can spend around $1,000 on contact lenses and glasses a year, depending on your prescription. Since this number doesn’t typically include the cost of necessary eye care expenses, like eye exams and contact lens solution, you could end up spending more than $10,000 in ten years on contact lenses and glasses alone.

If you’re tired of paying for contacts and glasses every year, you may be ready for LASIK. The cost of LASIK can range from about $2,000 to $6,000 for both eyes based on who is performing the procedure, what types of technologies are used and where you live. However, this number doesn’t just include the surgery; it also covers pre- and post-operative appointments. More importantly, LASIK is a one-time expense. That means you’ll end up saving more money in the long run.

3. You Have Money in Your FSA or HSA

One of the most convenient ways to pay for LASIK is with your HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account). Participating employees can set aside pre-tax dollars for LASIK surgery and other approved medical expenses. You can use those tax-free dollars towards the cost of your LASIK procedure to make it more affordable.

If you don’t have enough money in your FSA or HSA, Corneal Associates offers other financing options to help you get the vision correction procedure that you need. We offer 0% interest financing for up to 48 months. Patients who qualify for this offer will pay no interest if the entire cost of their LASIK surgery is paid in full within 48 months. After that, standard APR rates will apply. Check if you are qualified with NO impact to your credit score using the pre-qualify tool. ß LINK TO FINANCING PG

4. You’re A Good Candidate for LASIK

LASIK can provide crystal-clear vision for many, but not every patient will qualify. To be considered a good candidate for the procedure, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Must have sufficient corneal thickness
  • Must have good overall eye health
  • Must have no changes in vision over the past two years

If you meet every item listed above, you’re ready to get your LASIK procedure. If you do not meet all the requirements or may not be deemed a candidate for LASIK, we offer other vision correction options for you to consider, such as PRK, Visian ICL or Refractive Lens Exchange.

LASIK is an effective vision correction solution that can give you the long-lasting clear eyesight you need to improve your everyday life. At Corneal Associates, our goal is to exceed your expectations and enhance your quality of life. Our staff and surgeons, who all live and work in our community, are here for you from the start and be by your side throughout the entire journey.

If you think Corneal Associates is the right place for you, give us a call at (973) 439-3937 or schedule your free LASIK consultation today!

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