5 Hidden Facts About Laser Vision Correction Treatment« Back
If your vision is less than perfect, you may wear glasses or contact lenses. Laser vision correction treatment is another option to treat common vision problems (e.g., nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism). The procedure reshapes the cornea. It is safe and effective. Most people who have had the procedure find their vision improves immediately, and may continue to improve over a period of months.
People are often surprised to learn they can return to work in a day or two following the treatment, although the eyes can be sensitive to light for a week or more. The use of antibiotic and/or steroid drops for a week or so (to help the eyes heal) is common as is a series of recommended follow-up appointments. One of the most common things people say following laser vision correction is that they wish they hadn't waited so long.
Laser vision correction treatment could be beneficial for much of the adult population. Potential candidates are those who have a common vision problem, lead an active lifestyle, prefer not to wear glasses or contact lenses, are in generally good health, have strong tear production, and thick corneas.
Laser vision correction is considered an elective procedure for most people, so most insurance companies don’t cover it, but many insurance companies negotiate discounted rates with some providers.
Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, P.C. is a combined medical practice of ophthalmology and dermatology employing board certified physicians and surgeons, physician assistants, and optometrists. We provide general eye and skin care as well as comprehensive subspecialty services including LASIK (laser vision correction).
We’re one of the largest and most successful medical practices in the western United States and are dedicated to delivering a unique style of high-tech medicine with a personal touch.
Contact us for a professional consultation to see if you’re a candidate for the procedure. We have locations in Puyallup, Sunrise, University Place/Tacoma, Auburn, Bonney Lake, and Gig Harbor.
For general questions, call 253-848-3000 or for LASIK Questions, call 253-446-3760.