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Is there such a thing as LASIK lifetime insurance?

The short answer is "no". There is no honest lifetime insurance or guarantee in LASIK, at least as most everybody would imagine it to be. "Insurance" is sometimes offered as part of a strategy by many of the LASIK chains to recoup the cost lost by the discounts they use to...

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Why do you have to sign a waiver before having laser eye surgery?

No treatment can be considered "safe" if that means nothing could possibly go wrong. Patients considering having LASIK (or any elective surgery) need to understand as much as possible about the : 1) Benefits, 2) Risks, and 3)Alternatives. This is called "informed consent" in...

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How long does LASIK surgery last?

Chielf Surgeon, J. Trevor Woodhams, M.D. answers this frequently asked question on Quora.com The effects of laser vision correction do not "wear off." But that is not the same as saying the vision you achieve after LVC will be permanent. The focusing mechanism of the...

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Why does the military do PRK eye surgery instead of LASIK?

That was true at one time but not much now. In most branches of the American military LASIK and PRK are both routinely performed on active personnel. There are few LASIK disqualifications of military applicants including for aviation. Furthermore, even most of these are...

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What's the difference: PreLex™ and Cataract Surgery

PreLex™ is a federally trademarked term for "Presbyopic Lens Exchange." PreLex™, like cataract surgery, involves replacing the aging, natural lens of the eye with an artificial lens implant, an IOL (intraocular lens). The purpose is to improve your...

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Will LASIK surgery cause any long term damage to my eyes?

For the most part, the most common risks of LASIK occur right around the time of surgery (infection, dry eye, wrinkled flap, over and under-correction). Although it is quite rare, there can be long term issues if proper patient selection was not exercised prior to surgery...

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Why is laser eye surgery often not covered by insurance?

Refractive (vision) surgery as it is called is considered “elective” rather than “medically necessary” by commercial and government medical insurance programs. This is because historically nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism were not...

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Could eye drops ever replace corrective lenses or LASIK surgery?

Chief Surgeon, J.Trevor Woodhams, M.D. answers this frequently asked question from Quora.com A medical drop? Or just something non-surgical that could prevent or correct nearsightedness? Most nearsightedness (myopia) develops during childhood and through the teen years...

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