January 04, 2021
LASIK surgery was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999. Since that date, about 10 million Americans have received this vision correcting surgery. Each year about 700,000 people in the United States get LASIK surgery, according to Market Scope, many in New Castle County.
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis or LASIK, as it’s most commonly known, is a kind of refractive surgery that can correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. This eye surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser or microkeratome to reshape the cornea. There are a number of ophthalmologists in New Castle County who perform LASIK surgery.
The most common reason that people seek to find out whether they are good candidates for LASIK eye surgery is for convenience. Many people who have worn either glasses, contacts or both for a number of years feel it is burdensome. Always having to be dependent on glasses or contacts impedes the ability to do certain things.
For this reason, so many in New Castle County and across the nation seek LASIK surgery so they too can experience freedom from glasses and contacts. LASIK surgery has a high success rate and for many, this dream of being free from vision-supporting devices has become an everyday reality.
If you’re asking yourself, ‘am I a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery?’, read on and find out if you too can find freedom from glasses and contacts.
What to Consider if You’re Seeking LASIK Eye Surgery in New Castle County
The first thing to consider when you are looking for LASIK surgery options in New Castle County is whether or not you are in good overall health. Any type of surgery can pose certain risks. For this reason, it’s imperative that you are in good health before you get LASIK surgery. In addition, being in the best possible health can help to support a speedy recovery from surgery with positive results.
If you are in good health, the next thing to consider is the health of your eyes specifically. Do you have overall healthy eyes except for the vision issue? Do your eyes or eyelids have any type of injury or defect? Do you suffer from dry eyes? If you have any of these issues with your eyes you may not be a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery in New Castle County or elsewhere.
The next thing to consider is if you have had or currently have any issues with glaucoma. This also may mean you aren’t a good candidate for LASIK surgery. It’s also important whether or not you have had or currently have any issues with cataracts. This too can mean you aren’t a good candidate for LASIK.
Once you’ve answered these questions and think you may be a good fit the next thing to consider is the cost. Most insurance companies consider LASIK eye surgery in New Castle County and across the country as an elective surgery therefore they don’t pay for it.
The cost can run between $1,000 to $3,000 per eye on average. It’s important to be sure you are able to pay this either out of pocket or with some sort of medical or another type of financing.
Schedule a Free Consultation in New Castle County
The best way to determine if you are a candidate is to schedule your complimentary LASIK consultation. Kremer Eye Center offers virtual and in-person consultations. Book today.
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