LASIK Partnership Program
Barenburg Eye Associates has partnered with LasikPlus to offer our patients LASIK surgery with one of the most respected eye surgeons in the country, Dr. Sonny Goel.
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At Barenburg Eye Associates, we want to make sure that your decision to undergo LASIK is as stress-free as the procedure itself. Although a full LASIK consultation is the best way for us to provide you with the information you need to make an educated decision, we understand that many of our patients often have some preliminary questions about the procedure.
Below you will find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about LASIK. If you have a question that is not listed below or you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact our office and schedule a free LASIK consultation.
Is LASIK safe?
LASIK is a surgical procedure and it is important that you choose a reputable and highly skilled surgeon to ensure the highest level of safety. This is why your doctor at Barenburg Eye Associates will refer you, after your initial consultation, to LasikPlus. Dr. Goel is the most experienced surgeon in the area and uses only the most advanced technology available, including the IntraLase® Method, also known as bladeless or all laser LASIK. The IntraLase® Method gives Dr. Goel the highest degree of surgical control and is by far the safest and most advanced treatment available.
The most serious complication that can occur from laser vision correction is infection. After more than a decade of performing refractive surgery, Dr. Goel has never had an infection in any of his patients.
Is LASIK painful?
There is little, if any discomfort during refractive procedures because the eyes are anesthetized with numbing drops before we begin. Most patients report feeling some slight pressure on their eye during treatment, but would not characterize it as pain.
During the first three to six hours after treatment, most people will experience slight irritation and light sensitivity. Light sensitivity could continue for several days.
Is LASIK permanent?
LASIK is permanent. The laser is in effect permanently reshaping your cornea. Your cornea should remain this way for the rest of your healthy life.
Am I a candidate for LASIK?
Dr. Goel is able to treat virtually any visual problem including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. We like our patients to be at least 18 years of age, have healthy corneas, and to have had stable vision over the past year. To determine if you are a candidate for laser vision correction, please schedule a free consultation with your Barenburg eye doctor.
What will happen during my consultation?
During your visit, we will conduct a very thorough preoperative examination to determine if you are a candidate for correction. Our doctor will discuss all of your options with you, walk you through exactly what to expect the day of and weeks following your procedure and answer any questions that you may have.
Will I see 20/20 after my LASIK procedure?
Your corrected vision following laser vision correction will depend on the severity of your initial prescription without correction, as well as some other individual factors. As with any surgical procedure, our results are not guaranteed, however the majority of our patients see 20/40 or better (enough to drive legally without correction), with most patients achieving 20/20 or 20/25.
Will I need reading glasses after my LASIK procedure?
As we get older, we develop a normal age-related loss of near focusing ability affecting the intraocular lens called Presbyopia. Presbyopia typically begins to affect most people in their early 40’s. Following laser vision correction, you will still need help reading because LASIK is a surgical procedure altering the cornea and not the intraocular lens. We will thoroughly discuss this with you during your consultation.
Will medical insurance cover my LASIK procedure?
Some insurance companies will cover a portion of laser vision correction. Please check with your provider to determine what is covered under your plan.
When will I be able to return to work?
Most people can return to their normal activities within one to three days of their procedure.
What are the most common side effects of LASIK?
The most common side effects of LASIK are: fluctuating vision (typically lasting the first few days), as well as night glare and dry eye (both typically lasting for the first few weeks).
How long does the procedure take?
Most patients will be in the laser suite for about 15 minutes; however the actual laser treatment typically takes less than one minute. We ask patients to expect to be here approximately 90 minutes on the day of surgery.