LASIK

Return stunning clarity to your vision.

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What is LASIK?

Modern LASIK (Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is an all-laser method of vision correction. Ophthalmologists use a femtosecond laser to create the corneal flap that allows the surgeon access to alter the shape of the cornea. The vision correction treatment is then delivered by the excimer laser. All-laser technology is significantly more precise than using a mechanical blade, making it highly customizable for individual patients.

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Is LASIK Right For Me?

  • Are you having trouble with distance vision?
  • Do you have depth perception issues?
  • Are you nearsighted, farsighted, or do you have an astigmatism?

If you answer "Yes" to any of these questions, you may be a good candidate for LASIK.

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Schedule A Consultation at the Florida Vision Institute

A Florida Vision Institute eye doctor will meet with you at a convenient time to discuss the changes in your vision and help you understand available options. The consultation and diagnostic testing are free, and neither obligate you to any future service. If we determine you are a candidate for LASIK, you will have an opportunity to schedule your procedure.

Arrive at the office for LASIK

Our staff will greet you and introduce you to the ophthalmologist who will be performing your LASIK procedure. After one final diagnostic exam, the surgeon sets the lasers with your exact prescription. The procedure only lasts about 15-20 minutes.

Travel Home For Recovery

You need to have a family member or friend help with your transportation home after surgery. Your vision will improve right away, but we recommend not reading, driving, or using a computer for the rest of the day. After a good night’s sleep, you’ll be ready to return to work the next day.

Come Back The Next Day For A Post-Op Checkup

It is important that you meet with a Florida Vision Institute eye doctor the day after your LASIK, so we can confirm that your eyes are healthy and clear you for normal activity.

What is the Difference between LASIK and PRK?

LASIK is an all-laser approach while PRK uses a different technique to gently remove the epithelium to gain access to the surface of the cornea. PRK is typically reserved for patients whose cornea is too thin for LASIK or patients who show other corneal irregularities. Your surgeon will help you decide which procedure is best for you.
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How Do I Know if I am Choosing Right Practice for My LASIK?

The surgeon performing your LASIK procedure should meet the following requirements:

  • Board-certified in ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Makes you feel comfortable when addressing your questions or concerns
  • Has a track record of successful procedures
  • At Florida Vision Institute, our physicians pride themselves in providing excellent care with attention to detail all along the way. We will make sure you have all the knowledge you need to move forward and make a confident decision.

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LASIK Financing

We offer 12-month financing plans with no interest through CareCredit. More information, as well as an application, can be found online at www.carecredit.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

IS LASIK SAFE?

Absolutely. In fact, LASIK is considered safer than wearing contact lenses.

HOW LONG DOES THE INITIAL CONSULTATION TAKE?

The initial consultation is about 90 minutes. That includes the time for diagnostics.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM A CANDIDATE FOR LASIK?

To find out if you are a candidate for LASIK you will need to come in for a no-charge LASIK consultation. The appointment is about 60 minutes long. If you wear soft contact lenses we would ask that you remove them for at least three days prior to the evaluation.

IS THE SURGERY DONE AT ALL OF YOUR LOCATIONS?

The surgery is only performed at our West Palm Beach location.

HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?

Research has shown that LASIK and PRK are permanent procedures. In some instances, however, patients will need to have an enhancement — this is where the surgeon has to repeat the procedure to obtain satisfactory results. Due to the expertise and careful planning of our surgeons and staff, we have an extremely low enhancement rate at 2-3%.

WILL MY INSURANCE COVER LASIK?

Insurance does not cover LASIK since it is considered an elective procedure.

IS THE PROCEDURE PAINFUL?

Doctors provide drops to numb the eye, so most patients report LASIK and PRK to be painless procedures. However, some patients experience minor discomfort from the pressure sensation felt during the creation of the flap.

HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN RETURN TO WORK/SCHOOL/OTHER ACTIVITIES?

Most patients resume normal activities within a day of having LASIK surgery. We do recommend not working the day of your surgery, however.

Our locations

1515 N. Flagler Dr. Suite 500
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

600 University Blvd. Suite 100
Jupiter, FL 33458

1050 Southeast Monterey Road
Suite 104
Stuart, FL 34994

10050 SW Innovation Way Suite 101
Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

1751 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Florida Vision Optique: Monterey Medical Center

1050 SE Monterey Rd STE 103
Stuart, FL 34994

Tradition: Healthpark One

10050 S.W. Innovation Way
Port St Lucie Fl, 34987