Laser Vision Correction
We provide laser vision co-management for several laser centers including Spindel and Vazan in Nashua, NH and Clear Advantage in Portsmouth, NH
We will perform a pre-operative evaluation to determine if you are a candidate. We will also provide up to 6 months of follow-up care to ensure that your eyes are healing properly.
An independent review of recent LASIK results shows that 92%-96% of our patients were able to see 20/25 or better after surgery. 100% of patients were able to see 20/40 or better. This will enable you to pass a driver’s license eye examination without glasses or contact lenses. Most patients are able to perform their daily activities and enjoy many sports with minimal, if any, reliance on glasses.
Who is a candidate for LASIK?
- In order to be qualified for LASIK, patients must meet the following requirements:
- Nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism
- Over the age of 18
- Vision has been stable for 2-3 years
- No current eye problems
- No health issues that may affect the eyes
During your LASIK evaluation you will undergo some tests to determine your candidacy including:
- Measurement of corneal thickness
- Complete review of overall eye health
- Measurement of prescription for refractive errors (before and after eye drops)
- Dry eye test
- Dilation of the eye to view the retina
- Glasses and contact lens history review
- Measurement of pupil size
LASIK stands for laser assisted in situ keratomileuses. It is a type of refractive eye surgery which uses a computer-controlled excimer laser to permanently correct visual acuity.
LASIK corrects most instances of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
Visual acuity problems occur due to irregularly shaped eyeballs, lenses, and/or corneas. LASIK fixes these irregularities, with minimal side effects and a relatively quick recovery time, by correcting the shape of the eyes, allowing light to focus properly on the retina.
Safe for most patients, LASIK is now a well-used and time-tested procedure. Patients with certain eye conditions which result in an abnormally thin cornea or have extreme instances of myopia or hyperopia might not be candidates for LASIK. Our eye doctor can discuss these issues with you, and help you determine the best corrective surgery available.
We use a comprehensive eye exam and medical history to evaluate each patient (over the age of 18) for LASIK. We look for prescription stability, pupil size, corneal thickness, general eye health, and dry eye.
How much does LASIK cost?
The price averages $1,950 per eye for custom LASIK (including follow-up care). If you have a higher prescription, have astigmatism or opt for newer types of procedures, your cost may be in the higher range. Our doctors will be able to advise you on the best procedure for your needs & budget.