Frequently Asked Questions
At Spivack Vision Center, LASIK and Laser Vision Correction patient education is important for helping our patients make an informed decision about vision correction surgery. We take the time to address all of our patients' questions and concerns regarding LASIK vision correction during your Free Consultation. Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding LASIK. If you have further questions, please contact our practice, and we'll be happy to help you.
Who should preform my LASIK vision correction surgery?
LASIK vision correction surgery is an extremely precise operation that should be performed by a doctor with considerable experience and meticulous skills. Your vision is very precious, which is why it is important to carefully consider which surgeon is most qualified to perform your LASIK surgery. In order to ensure successful results and minimize the risk of post-surgical problems, you should choose a surgeon who has undergone extensive training and take the time to ask the surgeon about his or her training and experience. Our team of LASIK eye surgery specialists are experienced and knowledgeable surgeons who have used the latest in vision correction technology to perform more than 40,000 refractive procedures combined in the Denver area. Because of their experience in the refractive surgery field, our professionals have earned reputations for being among the top surgeons in the nation, and have been voted number one trusted doctors by area physicians. Contact our practice to learn more about Spivack Vision Center associates.
Am I a good candidate for refractive surgery?
Good LASIK surgery candidates are at least 18 years old and have healthy corneas. Their prescription should have remained relatively stable for the past 12 months. If you are interested in LASIK vision correction or another refractive surgery, please contact our practice to schedule a free consultation to learn if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Is LASIK vision correction surgery safe?
As with any operation, there are some risks associated with LASIK surgery. There is a risk of being over/under corrected and needing a follow-up LASIK surgery. Patients can also get eye infections, wrinkles in the LASIK flap, growths in the epithelium, and more. However, the risk of such complications is very low and overall, LASIK is a very safe and effective procedure. Over the course of ten years, the FDA conducted tests on the computer-controlled excimer lasers that are used during LASIK surgery and approved them for use in 1995. We only use state of the art technology. In fact, the LASIK procedure we use for most patients is the only technique endorsed by NASA. The accuracy of the excimer laser and our surgeons' extensive training and experience ensure that all our patients who undergo LASIK vision correction receive the finest care at our practice.
How do I care for my eyes after LASIK vision correction surgery?
Before your LASIK procedure at our practice, our eye care specialists will give you detailed information about how to care for your eyes after the operation. Our specialists take the time to explain how to use prescription antibiotic eye drops and other medications to make sure your surgery is successful. They will also check your eyes the day after surgery and schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your eyesight.
Will my insurance cover LASIK vision correction surgery?
Most insurance companies will not cover LASIK or any other laser vision correction procedure since these treatments are considered elective. However, we will be happy to double check your insurance plan when you come in for a free LASIK consultation at our practice. If your procedure is not covered by insurance, our staff will be happy to explain your payment options to help finance the cost of LASIK surgery. LASIK surgery may also be tax deductible depending on your filing status. Please contact Spivack Vision Center near Denver to schedule a free LASIK consultation.
Will I experience pain during LASIK surgery?
We use anesthetic drops to numb the eyes prior to LASIK surgery, so most patients do not feel any pain or discomfort during the LASIK procedure. However, some patients experience a mild sensation similar to an eyelash caught in the eye during the first night following LASIK surgery. Patients who have undergone a LASIK vision correction procedure typically experience little to no pain after surgery.
When will I be able to go back to work after LASIK surgery?
Because most LASIK vision correction patients have functional vision within 24 hours, they are able to return to work the day after surgery. However, activities such as swimming in salt water and jogging should be avoided for one to two weeks after surgery. Patients from out of town are able to fly home the day after their procedure.
Is LASIK vision correction surgery permanent?
LASIK vision correction surgery is a permanent procedure. However, changes in vision can occur over time if the patient's prescription is expected to change. If necessary, LASIK enhancement surgery is provided at our Centennial vision center for up to one year after the original procedure at no additional charge. LASIK patients also receive our exclusive Spivack LASIK Lifetime Commitment program, which provides additional operations at no additional cost. Contact our practice today to learn more about our exclusive Spivack LASIK Lifetime Commitment program.
What is the difference between being farsighted and presbyopic?
Individuals who are farsighted cannot focus on objects that are up close, and may have some difficulty focusing on objects that are far away as well because of a defect or imperfection of the eye. This condition is known as hyperopia. Individuals suffering presbyopia experience the same difficulty reading or focusing on objects that are up close. However, presbyopia occurs as part of the natural aging process. Presbyopia affects everyone, and usually occurs in the early to mid 40s. Although individuals with hyperopia can have their vision corrected with LASIK or other vision correction surgery, presbyopic individuals cannot. However, our surgeons can use a technique called monovision to help treat people with presbyopia.
What is the best vision Correction procedure for me?
When you come in to Spivack Vision Center for a free consultation, our doctors can fully evaluate your vision, medical history, lifestyle, and profession to make a recommendation on the type of vision correction surgery that is most suitable for you. Whether you are interested in Blade-free LASIK, PRK, implantable lenses, or another surgery, we will take the time to explain the surgical procedure in detail and discuss what you can expect following the procedure. Contact Spivack Vision Center to schedule a free consultation for vision correction surgery.
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