All articles https://www.lasikexperts.com/ en Does Insurance Cover LASIK Eye Surgery? https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/does-insurance-cover-lasik-eye-surgery <span>Does Insurance Cover LASIK Eye Surgery?</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2022-04/gre-header-blog-2022-04-insurance-for-lasik.jpg" alt="Does Insurance Cover LASIK Eye Surgery?" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/25" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">scam</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/26/2022 - 18:05</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>Does insurance cover LASIK eye surgery? That’s a question many people have when considering laser vision correction.</p> <p><a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/lasik" target="_blank">LASIK eye surgery</a> is a form of laser vision correction that can treat common vision problems by re-shaping the cornea. It can correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurry vision at all distances). The results of LASIK are life changing as it can reduce or even eliminate dependency on glasses and contacts, thereby giving patients more freedom in their everyday lives.</p> <p>At LASIK Experts, we’ve been performing laser vision correction procedures like LASIK for decades. <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/about-us/our-team" target="_blank">Our talented team</a> includes some of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/locations/philadelphia" target="_blank">Philadelphia</a> and <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/locations/lawrenceville" target="_blank">New Jersey</a>. With more than 40 years of combined experienced, our surgeons have completed over 80,000 LASIK and PRK procedures.</p> <p>Below, we review what you need to know about whether insurance covers LASIK and the financing options offered by LASIK Experts that can help put you on the path to clear vision as soon as possible.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Does Insurance Cover LASIK?</h2> <p>LASIK eye surgery is often viewed to as an elective medical procedure. Since glasses and contacts are considered to be a suitable solution to common vision problems, LASIK is not seen as necessary and so insurance plans rarely cover the complete cost of the surgery.</p> <p>However, more insurance plans are beginning to offer partial coverage for laser vision correction surgeries like LASIK. <a href="https://www.webmd.com/connect-to-care/lasik/does-insurance-cover-lasik-for-astigmatism" target="_blank"><em>WebMD</em></a> explains some plans now cover up to 50% of the cost of LASIK. It’s also sometimes possible to buy an add-on vision plan that offers more coverage than your initial insurance plan.</p> <p>Insurance plans are more likely to <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/cost-of-lasik-surgery" target="_blank">cover the cost of your procedure</a> if you choose a surgeon in your preferred provider network. If you’re in Philadelphia or New Jersey, LASIK Experts may be included in your network. Contact your insurance company for more information.</p> <p>In addition, through <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-an-hsa-and-fsa-can-pay-for-lasik-eye-surgery" target="_blank">health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs)</a>, it’s possible to put a portion of your pre-taxed dollars towards an elective medical procedure like LASIK, thus reducing the direct cost to you.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Financing Options at LASIK Experts</h2> <p>At LASIK Experts, we don’t believe that clear vision should be a luxury. In the event that your insurance doesn’t cover LASIK or will only fund a portion, we offer a <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/cost" target="_blank">variety of flexible financing offers</a> to make your procedure more affordable.</p> <p>We offer Wavefront Optimized LASIK eye surgery for $999<sup>*</sup> per eye, and we also have a lowest price guarantee.<sup>**</sup> So, if you find a laser vision correction provider offering the same services for cheaper, we’ll match the price and take an additional $100 off the cost.</p> <p>When you come in for a <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/book-online" target="_blank">free, no-obligation consultation</a>, our team will review all of your options for financing and can help determine how much your insurance plan may cover. We’ll also be able to recommend the best type of procedure to correct your vision problems as well as suit your needs and lifestyle.</p> <p>If you’re located in Philadelphia or New Jersey and are interested in laser vision correction, be sure to <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/book-online" target="_blank">book your free consultation with LASIK Experts</a> so we can get you started on the road to clear vision.</p> <p style="font-size:12px;"><em>*$999 per eye price is for a traditional wavefront optimized procedure. Vision Enhancement Plan and upgraded technologies available at additional cost. Prices subject to change without prior notice. This offer may not be combined with other offers or insurance plan discounts. Other conditions may apply. Individual results will vary. LASIK is a medical procedure. Talk to Dr. Shah or Dr. Wasserman and consider both the risks and benefits before having your procedure.<br /> <br /> **Please note the following with regards to the Lowest Price Guarantee:</em></p> <ul style="font-size:12px;"> <li><em>Refunds will not be provided after the procedure has been completed</em></li> <li><em>The Lowest Price Guarantee offer cannot be combined with any other offer</em></li> <li><em>Candidacy for vision correction and procedure type must be determined solely by LASIK Experts</em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Tue, 26 Apr 2022 18:05:42 +0000 scam 49 at https://www.lasikexperts.com https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/does-insurance-cover-lasik-eye-surgery#comments LASIK Eye Surgery Side Effects: What To Expect https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/lasik-eye-surgery-side-effects-what-to-expect <span>LASIK Eye Surgery Side Effects: What To Expect</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2022-04/gre-header-blog-2022-04-lasik-side-effects.jpg" alt="LASIK Eye Surgery Side Effects: What To Expect" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/25" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">scam</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/26/2022 - 18:03</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>If you’re interested in undergoing vision correction, then it’s important to understand <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/lasik" target="_blank">LASIK eye surgery</a> side effects. At our LASIK Experts <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/locations/philadelphia" target="_blank">locations in Philadelphia</a> and <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/locations/lawrenceville" target="_blank">New Jersey</a>, we treat a variety of common vision problems, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurry vision at all distances) through laser eye surgery.</p> <p>LASIK is widely regarded as <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-safe-is-lasik-eye-surgery" target="_blank">one of the safest elective medical procedures</a> available due to its minimal side effects, short recovery time, and high-quality results. This is what you can expect from LASIK eye surgery side effects after undergoing the procedure.</p> <p> </p> <h2>LASIK Eye Surgery Side Effects</h2> <p>During the surgery, <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/lasik/what-to-expect" target="_blank">you can expect little to no discomfort</a>. It’s normal to experience a slight pressure around the eyes during LASIK, but many of our patients report experiencing no pain during the actual surgery.</p> <p>Afterwards, you’ll likely see an improvement in your eyes right away, though it’s normal to experience several side effects as your eyes heal in the days following LASIK, such as:</p> <ul> <li><b>Soreness:</b> The area surrounding your eyes as well as the eyes themselves may feel slightly sore following LASIK. This is normal and is caused by the pressure put on the eyes during the surgery. This will subside in a few days.</li> <li><b>Dry Eyes:</b> LASIK can temporarily decrease tear production, which can result in dry eyes. After your surgery, you’ll be provided with lubricating eye drops that will help manage the symptoms of dry eyes. This symptom is temporary and will subside in the weeks after your surgery.</li> <li><b>Glares, halos, and double vision:</b> It’s normal to have trouble seeing at night after LASIK. You may be more sensitive to light and can experience halos or glares when looking at bright lights. This can last between a few days or weeks, but it’s temporary and will improve as your eyes heal.</li> </ul> <p><br /> Everyone heals from LASIK differently, so the time it takes for you to see an improvement in LASIK surgery side effects may differ from another person. In some cases, people can experience little to no side effects. It’s important to carefully follow the post-operative guidelines given to you by your LASIK surgeon to ensure a smooth recovery.</p> <p>Even though LASIK can come with minimal side effects, the recovery is very quick. In general, LASIK patients are back to their normal routines within 24-hours of the surgery. LASIK is a life-changing procedure, and one of its benefits is that the quick recovery time means it won’t interrupt your busy life.</p> <p>At LASIK Experts, we take the aftercare of our patients very seriously. We’ll ensure your understand LASIK eye surgery side effects before your procedure and will address any questions or concerns you may have. We’ll also closely monitor your healing and any side effects at follow-up appointments. Rest assured, you’re in good hands when you choose LASIK Experts.</p> <p>If you’re in <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/locations/philadelphia" target="_blank">Philadelphia</a> or <a href="hhttps://www.lasikexperts.com/locations/lawrenceville" target="_blank">New Jersey</a>, book a free, no-obligation consultation at LASIK Experts to get on the path towards clear vision. Our team will perform a series of painless diagnostic tests to <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/lasik/am-i-a-candidate" target="_blank">determine what surgery will best suit your eyes</a> so you can start seeing clearly as soon as possible. <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/book-online" target="_blank">Book a free consultation with LASIK Experts today.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Tue, 26 Apr 2022 18:03:21 +0000 scam 48 at https://www.lasikexperts.com https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/lasik-eye-surgery-side-effects-what-to-expect#comments The Cost of LASIK Surgery: What to Expect https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/cost-of-lasik-surgery <span>The Cost of LASIK Surgery: What to Expect </span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2022-02/lex-header-blog--11-cost-of-lasik-surgery_0.jpg" alt="The Cost of LASIK Surgery: What to Expect " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/27" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amunster</span></span> <span>Fri, 02/04/2022 - 18:09</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>What’s the cost of LASIK surgery? If you’re considering laser vision correction, one of the first things you’ll want to know is what the cost of LASIK surgery looks like. The total price of your procedure can vary based on several important factors.</p> <p>At LASIK Experts, we’ve been helping patients in the Philadelphia and Lawrenceville, New Jersey areas discover the life-changing benefits of clear vision for decades. We don’t believe clear vision should be a luxury, which is why we’re committed to making our procedures affordable while still delivering the best result possible.</p> <p>Below, we discuss the factors that affect the cost of LASIK surgery and how laser vision correction can save you money in the long run.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <h2>Average Cost of LASIK Surgery</h2> <p>The cost of LASIK surgery is largely dependent on where you choose to have it done. Both the surgeon’s experience and type of technology used will affect the procedure’s price. In general, the more advanced or new the technology is, the higher the price will be. For example, you’ll likely pay more if you choose all-laser LASIK or custom LASIK with wavefront technology versus standard LASIK.</p> <p>Your prescription also affects the cost of LASIK surgery. The more severe the prescription, the higher the price tends to be, as you’re more likely to be recommended an advanced or custom procedure that better suits your vision needs.</p> <p>Typically, the cost of LASIK surgery tends to be anywhere between $2,000 to $3,000 per eye, <a href="https://www.webmd.com/connect-to-care/lasik/how-much-does-lasik-surgery-cost"><em>WebMD</em></a> reports. In 2021, the average cost of LASIK was $2,246 per eye, <a href="https://www.allaboutvision.com/visionsurgery/cost.htm"><em>All About Vision</em></a> adds. It’s important to note that the total price of surgery doesn’t just include the procedure, but also your pre-surgery care, post-operative examinations, and all other supplies or support you may need.</p> <p>If you’re located in Philadelphia and Lawrenceville, New Jersey, come into LASIK Experts for a <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/book-online">free, no-obligation consultation</a>, where we’ll be able to determine the exact cost of your LASIK surgery. During the consult, we’ll perform a series of diagnostic exams to decide what procedure is best for you, and this will allow us to show you how much you can expect to pay in total for the surgery.</p> <h2>Is the Cost of LASIK Covered by Insurance?</h2> <p>In short, the answer is usually no. The majority of insurance providers consider laser vision correction to be an elective surgery as opposed to a medically necessary one. This means most patients have to cover the cost of LASIK completely on their own.</p> <p>However, many laser vision correction providers offer financing plans to make paying for a procedure easier. At LASIK Experts, we’re dedicated to making LASIK as accessible as possible for people in the Philadelphia and Lawrenceville, New Jersey areas. One way we do that is by offering <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/cost">a variety of financing plans</a> designed to do just that.</p> <p>We also make it possible to pay for the cost of your LASIK surgery through a flexible spending account (FSA), health reimbursement account (HRA), or health savings account (HAS).</p> <p>Even more, LASIK Experts also has a lowest price guarantee. If you find another LASIK provider offering services for a lower cost, this means that we’ll not only match their price, but we’ll also take $100 off the total cost of your procedure.</p> <p>Book a free consultation if you want more information on our financing plans or our lowest price guarantee.</p> <h2>How LASIK Saves You Money</h2> <p>The cost of LASIK surgery may seem like a big investment, but it can actually help save you money in the future. By freeing you from glasses and contact lenses, LASIK reduces costs associated with frames, prescription sunglasses, contacts, and contact lens solutions. That way, you’ll have more money in your pocket in the long run.</p> <p>Give our <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/cost/savings-calculator">savings calculator</a> a try if you want to see how much you can save across your lifetime after discovering clear vision with LASIK.</p> <p>If you’re in Philadelphia or Lawrenceville, New Jersey, we’d love to breakdown the cost of LASIK surgery with you even further and help determine what laser vision correction procedure is right for you. We encourage you to book a <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/book-online">free, no-obligation consultation</a> to learn more about how LASIK can transform your life.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Fri, 04 Feb 2022 18:09:35 +0000 amunster 46 at https://www.lasikexperts.com https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/cost-of-lasik-surgery#comments How an HSA and FSA Can Pay for LASIK Eye Surgery https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-an-hsa-and-fsa-can-pay-for-lasik-eye-surgery <span>How an HSA and FSA Can Pay for LASIK Eye Surgery</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2022-02/lex-header-blog-2022-01-hsa-fsa.jpg" alt="How an HSA and FSA Can Pay for LASIK Eye Surgery" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/25" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">scam</span></span> <span>Tue, 02/01/2022 - 15:16</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>Did you know that it’s possible to pay for LASIK eye surgery through your HSA or FSA? LASIK is often considered an elective medical procedure, which is why many insurance plans don't treat it as a covered expense. However, there are other ways to offset the cost of your surgery, including by using an HSA or FSA.</p> <p>At LASIK Experts, we’re committed to making LASIK eye surgery as accessible as possible to our patients in Philadelphia, PA, Lawrenceville, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/book-online">During a free consultation</a>, our team will gladly determine if you can use your HSA or FSA to cover the cost of your procedure as well as what other flexible financing options may be available to you.</p> <p>Until then, this is what you should know about paying for LASIK through an HSA or FSA.</p> <p> </p> <h2>What is an HSA and FSA?</h2> <p>Both a health savings account (HSA) and flexible spending account (FSA) are tax-advantage accounts that allow people with health insurance to save part of their pre-taxed income to use on varied medical expenses, such as deductibles, co-payments, and prescription costs.</p> <p>There are important differences between these two types of savings accounts, including eligibility requirements.</p> <p>For example, only people with a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) can qualify for an HSA, though not every HDHP is accepted. Annually, the government decides both the maximum an individual can contribute to an HSA and the minimum deductible an insurance plan can have to qualify as an HDHP.</p> <p>Additionally, individuals with an HDHP can open an HSA with a private insurance plan. They then will deduct their yearly contributions when filing their taxes. But your employer may also offer an HSA and will invest a portion of pre-tax dollars from your paycheck.</p> <p>Conversely, FSAs are only available through an employer as part of a benefits program. A portion of your pre-taxed income from each paycheck will go to the savings account. However, FSAs are pre-funded in the sense that the full contribution plan selected is usually available to be spent at the beginning of the year.</p> <p>FSAs also offer less flexibility compared to HSAs. While unused funds in an HSA will roll over into the next year, for example, any unused balances in your FSA will be forfeited unless your employer allows it to roll-over. Still, the IRS limits the amount you can roll-over into the next year to $500.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Why Use You FSA or HSA to Pay for LASIK</h2> <p>While FSAs and HSAs have important differences, the medical expenses you can use them for are the same, including <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/lasik">LASIK eye surgery</a>. If laser vision correction is something you’re interested in, then looking into how your tax-advantaged accounts can benefit you is a good starting point.</p> <p>LASIK is a life-changing procedure that can reduce or eliminate dependency on glasses and contacts. Some of the advantages of LASIK eye surgery include:</p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong>It frees you from inconvenience.</strong><br /> LASIK has the power to simplify your life by ridding you of the everyday inconveniences attached to glasses and contact lenses (like foggy frames and dry, irritated eyes).<br />  </li> <li><strong>It’s a long-term solution.</strong><br /> LASIK corrects common vision problems like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-lasik-eye-surgery-corrects-astigmatism">astigmatism</a> (blurred vision at all distances) by re-shaping the cornea. <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-long-lasik-eye-surgery-lasts">The changes made to the cornea are permanent</a>, so you can enjoy clearer vision well into the future.<br />  </li> <li><strong>It can save you money in the long run.</strong><br /> LASIK may seem like a big expense, especially if you’re questioning whether to utilize a tax-advantaged account. But LASIK can actually save you money in the long run by reducing or eliminating expenses associated with glasses and contacts, like the need for new frames, contacts, or contact lens solution. <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/cost/savings-calculator">Use our savings calculator</a> to see how much you could save in your lifetime after undergoing LASIK.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>If you’re in the Philadelphia, PA, Lawrenceville, NJ, or Cherry Hill, NJ area, we invite you to <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/book-online">book a free consultation</a> with LASIK Experts to learn more about laser vision correction. Our team will be happy to determine what procedure is right for you, and will provide further details on how an HSA, FSA, or <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/cost">another financing option</a> can help you achieve your goal of clearer vision.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Tue, 01 Feb 2022 15:16:14 +0000 scam 45 at https://www.lasikexperts.com https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-an-hsa-and-fsa-can-pay-for-lasik-eye-surgery#comments How Safe Is LASIK Eye Surgery? https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-safe-is-lasik-eye-surgery <span>How Safe Is LASIK Eye Surgery? </span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-11/LEX-header-blog-2021-10-how-safe-is-lasik.jpg" alt="How Safe Is LASIK Eye Surgery? " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/27" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amunster</span></span> <span>Fri, 11/05/2021 - 16:03</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>If you’re considering laser vision correction surgery, it’s normal to wonder how safe is LASIK. Nowadays, it’s never been easier to treat common vision problems than with LASIK eye surgery. By reshaping the cornea, it’s possible to fix how the eye refracts light, thereby correcting issues such as hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia, (nearsightedness), and astigmatism (blurry vision at near and far distances).</p> <p>LASIK eye surgery is an incredibly common procedure. In fact, <a href="https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/news/20180727/lasik-know-the-rewards-and-the-risks"><em>WebMD</em></a> reports that an average of 700,000 LASIK procedures are completed in the United States every year. But despite how commonplace it is, many people have questions over how safe LASIK is. Part of our job is addressing those questions and easing any concerns you may have.</p> <p>Below, we discuss how safe is LASIK is in order to help you feel completely confident and comfortable with the procedure.</p> <h2>How Safe is LASIK: A Proven Track Record</h2> <p>As with any surgery, it’s normal to feel nervous or anxious ahead of your procedure. But LASIK eye surgery has long been regarded as one of the safest elective medical procedures since it was approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the 1990s.</p> <p>Most patients are happy with their vision following LASIK. <a href="https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/lasik/lasik-quality-life-collaboration-project#results">Research by the FDA</a> found that 95% of patients are satisfied with the visual results of their LASIK eye surgery. Even more, they found that side effects like dry eye, trouble driving at night, and visual symptoms like glares and haloes are uncommon. Fewer than 1% of patients suffered from these side effects to the point where it interfered with their daily routine.</p> <p>Infections are also very uncommon following LASIK eye surgery. The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) predicts that only 0.09% of patients experience an infection after LASIK.</p> <p>In comparison, research shows that wearing contact lenses carries a much higher risk of infection than a vision correction procedure. <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170421210826.htm">One study from 2017</a>, for example, found that there’s a much lower risk of infection with LASIK than with wearing contacts over time. Additionally, statistics from the <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/contactlenses/fast-facts.html">Center for Disease Control and Prevention</a> (CDC) show that 1 out of every 500 (0.2%) contact lens wearers suffers an infection, a number that’s much higher than with LASIK patients.</p> <h2>Why Choose LASIK Eye Surgery</h2> <p>The fact that LASIK is so safe and has such a high satisfaction rate are reasons alone to take the step towards clear vision. But the benefits don’t stop there. Other advantages of LASIK eye surgery include: <u> </u></p> <ul> <li><strong>Makes life easier.</strong><br /> LASIK eye surgery can reduce or even eliminate your dependency on glasses and contact lenses. With one less thing on your mind, it simplifies your daily routine and makes it easier to accomplish all of your tasks and goals.<br />  </li> <li><strong>Saves you money.</strong><br /> Although LASIK may seem like a big investment, it can actually save you money in the long run. It can mitigate costs associated with prescription glasses and sunglasses, contact lens refills, and lens solutions. Try out our <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/cost/savings-calculator">savings calculator</a> to see how much LASIK can save you across your lifetime.<br />  </li> <li><strong>The process is quick.</strong><br /> LASIK eye surgery is very fast, and most patients report only feeling minimal discomfort, if at all. Even more, it also has a fast recovery time. Most patients are back to their normal routines within 24 hours, meaning there’s no reason to put your life on pause to achieve clear vision.<br />  </li> <li><strong>The results are long-lasting. </strong><br /> For the majority of patients, <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-long-lasik-eye-surgery-lasts">the visual results of LASIK eye surgery last their entire life</a>. But vision can change with age, a retreatment is possible. Please note that the need for retreatment is very rare and occurs decades later, if at all. For example, <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5449750/">one study found that only 10 percent</a> of former LASIK patients required an enhancement.<br />  </li> </ul> <p>LASIK Experts is the leading choice in laser vision correction in the <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/locations">Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lawrenceville, New Jersey</a>, areas. <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/about-us">Our surgeons</a> have performed thousands of vision correction procedures throughout the years, and our experience speaks for itself. We use the latest in laser eye surgery technology to deliver exceptional results and personalized service.</p> <p>We provide free consultations to help you decide if LASIK or another vision correction procedure is a good fit for you. During the appointment, we’ll review how safe is LASIK and <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/lasik/what-to-expect">what to expect</a> during your procedure and recovery.</p> <p><a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/book-online">Book your free, pre-operative consultation now</a> and take the first steps towards clear vision.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Fri, 05 Nov 2021 16:03:02 +0000 amunster 43 at https://www.lasikexperts.com https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-safe-is-lasik-eye-surgery#comments How LASIK Eye Surgery Corrects Astigmatism https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-lasik-eye-surgery-corrects-astigmatism <span>How LASIK Eye Surgery Corrects Astigmatism</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-08/lex-header-blog-2021--01-how-lasik-corrects-astigmatism.jpg" alt="How LASIK Eye Surgery Corrects Astigmatism" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/25" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">scam</span></span> <span>Thu, 08/26/2021 - 20:39</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>Astigmatism is a common vision problem. While vision issues like hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness) are a result of an issue with the eye’s overall shape, astigmatism is caused by a specific problem with the cornea’s design.</p> <p>The cornea is the clear layer at the front of the eye and is responsible for allowing the eye to focus light in order to create a clear image. Typically, the cornea is shaped like a ball so that it curves in all directions. But in an astigmatic eye, the cornea is shaped like a football or egg. This prevents the light from focusing on a single point, causing blurred vision at all distances.</p> <p>Although astigmatism can create trouble seeing at near and far distances, the good news is that this vision problem can be easily treated through LASIK eye surgery. At LASIK Experts, we’re committed to helping people in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lawrenceville, New Jersey areas achieve clear vision by correcting common problems, like astigmatism.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Symptoms of Astigmatism</h2> <p>Generally, people are born with astigmatism. It can also be accompanied by other refractive errors, like myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). In some cases, however, astigmatism can occur after experiencing a trauma or injury to the eye that changes the cornea’s shape.</p> <p>Your optometrist is able to diagnose astigmatism during an eye exam by measuring the curvature of your cornea. They can also evaluate the severity of the astigmatism.</p> <p>Signs of astigmatism may include:</p> <ul> <li>Squinting</li> <li>Head pain</li> <li>Strained eyes</li> <li>Trouble seeing at night</li> <li>Blurry or distorted vision</li> </ul> <p> </p> <h2>How Astigmatism is Treated</h2> <p>There are several treatment options for astigmatism. Typically, people with astigmatism use glasses and contact lenses to achieve clearer vision. However, the problem is that this doesn’t offer a long-term solution and can be inconvenient.</p> <p>Many people with astigmatism still struggle to see clearly while relying on glasses and contacts. For instance, some glasses wearers report seeing blurriness along the edges of the frames. Similarly, people who wear contact lenses for astigmatism may experience blurry vision if their lenses rotate.</p> <p>LASIK eye surgery is a more reliable way to treat astigmatism. This is because it gets to the root of the issue by correcting the shape of the cornea. As such, many people who opt to undergo LASIK for astigmatism <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/lasik/eyesight-simulator">achieve a better quality of vision</a> than what was possible while only wearing contacts or frames.</p> <p>Even more, a huge benefit of LASIK is its convenience. It can relieve you from many daily inconveniences by freeing you from glasses and contacts. You no longer have to worry about taking out your contacts before sleeping or forgetting where you put your glasses. Plus, there’s also a financial incentive. Since it’s a one-time investment and you no longer have to worry about re-purchasing frames, contacts, and lens solutions, <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/cost/savings-calculator">LASIK can actually save money in the long-term</a>.</p> <p> </p> <h2>How LASIK Treats Astigmatism</h2> <p><a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/lasik">LASIK eye surgery corrects astigmatism</a> by changing the shape of the cornea. Through a variety of pre-diagnostic tests, our team is able to determine the shape the cornea needs to take so that it can allow light to properly refract to create a clear image. Then, during the procedure, a corneal flap is created and an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea.</p> <p>The only way to determine if LASIK is a viable solution to your astigmatism or other vision problems is by coming in for a free, no-obligation consultation. At your appointment, <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/lasik/am-i-a-candidate">we will determine your candidacy</a>, discuss the options available to you, and answer any questions.</p> <p>At LASIK Experts, we believe that few things in life are more important than your vision. We’re committed to helping you achieve the best quality of vision possible. If you’re in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lawrenceville, New Jersey areas,<strong> <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/book-online">book your free consultation today</a> to discover the life-changing results of LASIK.</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Thu, 26 Aug 2021 20:39:23 +0000 scam 42 at https://www.lasikexperts.com https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-lasik-eye-surgery-corrects-astigmatism#comments How Long LASIK Eye Surgery Lasts https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-long-lasik-eye-surgery-lasts <span>How Long LASIK Eye Surgery Lasts</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-08/lex-header-blog-2021--02-how-long-lasik-lasts.jpg" alt="How Long LASIK Eye Surgery Lasts" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/25" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">scam</span></span> <span>Thu, 08/26/2021 - 20:37</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p><a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/lasik">LASIK eye surgery</a> is a solution to most common vision problems, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurry vision at near and far distances). At LASIK Experts, we’re committed to helping people in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lawrenceville, New Jersey areas find freedom from glasses and contact lenses by providing a convenient solution to their vision issues.</p> <p>The majority of vision problems are caused by an issue with the way the eye refracts light, which is often the result of a misshapen cornea. For example, while a normal cornea is spherical like a ball, people with astigmatism have corneas shaped like a football or egg. This prevents light from focusing on a single point, resulting in blurred vision at near and far distances.</p> <p>LASIK offers a long-term solution to many vision problems by re-shaping the cornea itself. During the procedure, a corneal flap is created. Then, a laser is applied for several seconds to re-shape the cornea. Most people experience improved vision immediately after the surgery. However, people interested in undergoing this vision correction procedure may wonder how long the results will last for. We address that query below.</p> <p> </p> <h2>How Long Do the Results of LASIK Last?</h2> <p>LASIK eye surgery offers long-term visual results that glasses and contact lenses cannot. The corneal tissue never grows back, so the effects of LASIK can last an entire lifetime.</p> <p>Only a small percentage of people who’ve had LASIK experience changes in their vision as they age. In general, it’s normal for vision to deteriorate as we get older. It can occur if the original refractive error continues to progress or if the person develops an additional eye condition, like presbyopia (which decreases a person’s ability to focus on nearby objects). This largely depends on your health history, including genetics, which increases the risk of certain age-related eye conditions.</p> <p>However, this occurrence is rare in people who’ve had a laser vision correction procedure. Most people who undergo LASIK don’t experience any visual changes later in life.</p> <p> </p> <h2>What Happens if Your Vision Changes After LASIK?</h2> <p>If you experience visual changes after undergoing LASIK, you’ll likely be eligible for an enhancement. This ensures you’ll continue to have the best vision possible following your procedure.</p> <p>However, the need for retreatment is rare. Only a very small percentage of former LASIK patients require retreatment, and it’s often decades afterwards. Previous research has found that the majority of people are satisfied with their post-operative results and never require a LASIK enhancement. For instance, a study completed in 2017 found that <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5449750/" target="_blank">only 10 percent of patients</a> required an enhancement for age-related vision changes.</p> <p> </p> <h2>The Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery</h2> <p>LASIK eye surgery can provide you with improved visual results that will change your life now and into the future. Its benefits include:</p> <p><strong>It’s a long-term solution to vision problems.</strong> The majority of LASIK patients are satisfied with the surgery’s results, and do not require an enhancement later in life. Even if they do, it’s often decades into the future. Neither glasses nor contacts can offer a long-term solution to common vision problems like LASIK eye surgery does.</p> <p><strong>Freedom from the hassle of glasses and contacts.</strong> LASIK has the power to simplify your daily routine, as you’re no longer inconvenienced by glasses and contacts. This means no more struggling to remember where you left your frames or finding a clean space to remove your contacts. There will be less on your mind after undergoing LASIK.</p> <p><strong>It will save you money in the future.</strong> While it may seem expensive at first, LASIK is a one-time investment. It can help you save money in the future by eliminating the costs of purchasing glasses, contacts, contact lens solutions, or prescription sunglasses. <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/cost/savings-calculator">Try out our savings calculator</a> to see exactly how much you can save after undergoing LASIK.</p> <p>LASIK eye surgery is a long-term solution to common vision problems. If you’re in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lawrenceville, New Jersey area, consider LASIK Experts for your laser vision correction procedure. <strong><a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/lasik/am-i-a-candidate">To determine your candidacy</a> and to review options available to you, please <a href="https://www.lasikexperts.com/book-online">book a free, no-obligation consultation</a>.</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Thu, 26 Aug 2021 20:37:31 +0000 scam 41 at https://www.lasikexperts.com https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/how-long-lasik-eye-surgery-lasts#comments Eye Problems That May be More Serious Than They Seem https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/eye-problems-that-may-be-more-serious-than-they-seem <span>Eye Problems That May be More Serious Than They Seem</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/lex-header-blog--10-Eye-Problems-That-May-be-More-Serious-Than-They-Seem.jpg" alt="Eye Problems That May be More Serious Than They Seem" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">egajan</span></span> <span>Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:43</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>We hear things like "take care of your heart" and "take care of your lungs" every day. But when was the last time you were told to focus on eye health? Despite the fact that good vision is needed to do everything from driving to work to picking out clothes in the morning, eyes are often left out of the health conversation.</p> <p>In addition to yearly eye exams, you should contact your doctor right away if you experience any of the following:</p> <p> </p> <h2>Floating Spots of Light</h2> <p>Have you ever had your picture taken with a bright flash and suddenly you see spots of light the next time you blink? Because it just came from a camera flash, that’s totally normal. If, however, you’re seeing these lights all day, every day, it could be a sign that the back chamber of your eye has changed from a gel-like consistency to a liquid.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Your Eyes Burn</h2> <p>Unlike dryness, which is normal to experience occasionally, your eyes should never feel like they burn. If your eyes burn once in a while or all the time, you may have a condition known as blepharitis. Blepharitis can be caused by bacteria or — wait for it — microscopic mites living on your eyeball. But take a deep breath! While you should still see a doctor right away, you can temporarily get rid of the burning sensation by washing your face with baby shampoo and warm water.</p> <p> </p> <h2>You Have a Freckle on Your Eye</h2> <p>Think of a freckle on your eye the same way you would a freckle on your skin — if it’s been there since you were born, you have nothing to worry about. If it just appeared overnight or is getting larger, you should speak with your ophthalmologist right away, as this could be melanoma.</p> <p> </p> <h2>You’re Seeing Double</h2> <p>This is probably one of the more obvious ones, but you have to see a doctor if you’re seeing double. Double vision could be a sign that your eye muscles aren’t properly aligned.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/header----page-ABOUT_14.jpg" alt="lorem" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:43:03 +0000 egajan 40 at https://www.lasikexperts.com https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/eye-problems-that-may-be-more-serious-than-they-seem#comments Natural Ways to Boost Your Vision https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/natural-ways-to-boost-your-vision <span>Natural Ways to Boost Your Vision</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/lex-header-blog--9-Natural-Ways-to-Boost-Your-Vision.jpg" alt="Natural Ways to Boost Your Vision" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">egajan</span></span> <span>Fri, 08/24/2018 - 15:35</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>Try naming one thing you do every day that doesn’t involve using your eyes. Pretty hard, right? From picking out clothes in the morning to driving a car, vision is one of the most important senses we have. So it’s only natural that people want the best vision possible.</p> <p>Though the best way to improve your eyesight is with glasses or, our personal favorite, <a href="/lasik">LASIK</a>, you can also try these natural methods.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Diet</h2> <p>Remember when mom told you to eat your carrots — mom knows best! Certain foods, like carrots, leafy greens, and whole grains have been known to slow your eyes’ rate of deterioration as you age and even ward off inflammation.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Exercise</h2> <p> </p> <h3>Your Body</h3> <p>It’s no surprise that exercise is good for your body, nearly every healthcare professional will tell you that it’s important to exercise every day. While most people think of exercise as a way of improving their heart and lungs, it also has a great impact on your eye health. Exercise also increases blood flow and oxygen — two things your eyes need to stay healthy!</p> <h3>Your Eyes</h3> <p>Eye yoga — it’s real and it’s beneficial! “Yoga for your eyes” is the practice of strengthening your eyes. The stronger and healthier your eyes are, the better your vision will be. Visit our blog for a full list of detailed eye exercises you can do at home or in the office.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Rest and Relaxation</h2> <p>Your eyes are muscles, so while they need to be worked out from time to time, they also need to rest and recover. If you stare at a computer screen all day, take frequent walks around the office to give your eyes a break. While watching TV, get up during the commercials and look at something other than a screen.</p> <p><em>Dr. Wasserman is an accomplished LASIK surgeon, pediatric ophthalmologist, and educator. As a certified AMO/VISX Excimer Laser surgeon, he performs LASIK refractive surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. He is also a board certified ophthalmologist and the Medical Director of New Jersey Eye Laser Centers at Princeton.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:35:44 +0000 egajan 39 at https://www.lasikexperts.com https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/natural-ways-to-boost-your-vision#comments Summer Review Roundup https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/summer-review-roundup <span>Summer Review Roundup</span> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/lex-header-blog--8-Summer-Review-Roundup.jpg" alt="Summer Review Roundup" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/22" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">egajan</span></span> <span>Fri, 08/24/2018 - 15:27</span> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row text-body-para gsc-heading" > <div class="bb-inner default paraPad"> <div class="bb-container container "> <div class="row row-wrapper"> <div class="gsc-column col-xl-12 col-lg-12 col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-12"> <p>As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Sure, the weather will soon get cooler and the days shorter, but we still have plenty to smile about here at Dr. Wasserman’s!</p> <p>Over the past few months, patients young and old, near and far shared their experience at Dr. Wasserman’s with us and, to be honest, we couldn’t be more honored! Below are just a few of the reviews we got this summer, from patients who just had their LASIK procedure to some that are still seeing clearly more than a decade later!</p> <hr /> <p>"I should have done this decades ago! An easy pleasure experience with a comforting staff. Looking for a doctor that knows his craft, call Dr. Wasserman.” – <strong>Sherri A</strong>.</p> <p>"After 35+ years of contacts and 40 years of glasses, I finally did it! I have been apprehensive about LASIK for years and I could not take being unable to see any longer. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my eyes….Dr. Barry Wasserman was completely correct when he told me this was going to be an easy procedure. He talked me through the whole thing and I was completely blown away when the procedure was exactly how he said quick, painless and the results were immediate! I sat up from the LASIK and could actually see the clock on the wall! There wasn’t downtime, except for the 4-hour nap I took after I got home. I had no pain and could see right away!” – <strong>Nikki G</strong>.</p> <p>"Dr. Wasserman is the best. It’s been almost 13 years since I had LASIK. Two kids later, I’m extra glad I did. No glasses for those midnight feedings made life easier.” – <strong>Jennifer A</strong>.</p> <p>"I have worn glasses since I was 6 years old. I was so nervous to have the procedure done, but I knew I was in the best hands. I will never forget waking up from my 4 hour nap and being able to see without glasses or contacts for the first time in 18 years. Three years later, my eyesight is still perfect. Thank you, Dr. Wasserman, for giving me the ability to see clearly!” – <strong>Courtney L</strong>.</p> <p>"3 1/2 months out, it’s the best decision I ever made. I wish I would have done it sooner!” – <strong>Allison M</strong>.</p> <p>"I’d had Lasik with Dr. Wasserman and it could not have gone more smoothly. He was kind and professional and experienced. 10/10 would recommend!” – <strong>Kim S</strong>.</p> <p>"My 2-year-old son Mason needed a corrective surgery of the muscle on his left eye. Prior to taking him to see Dr. Wasserman, I took him to another hospital in the city where multiple residents spent nearly 9 months trying things that didn’t work. I was very much afraid of complications and trusting anyone with operating on my son’s eyes. My first appointment at Will’s Eye, Barry introduced himself and explained every detail and risk involved. The surgery went down exactly how he said it would, just as the recovery and expected outcome. I don’t typically write recommendations online, but he deserves it 100%.” – <strong>Marr D</strong>.</p> <p>"Dr. Barry has an extensive background in lazy eye and strabismus so I was able to have LASIK. I am awaiting further treatment but the results so far are remarkable!!!” – <strong>Maddy R</strong>.</p> <p>"[It’s been] 4 years now and I still have perfect sight!” – <strong>Jennifer Y</strong>.</p> <p>"Dr. Wasserman did my LASIK ten years ago, and I still wake up every morning thrilled with the decision. Couldn’t be happier!” – <strong>Linda L</strong>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a><section> </section> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-03/header----page-ABOUT_11.jpg" alt="lorem" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:27:12 +0000 egajan 38 at https://www.lasikexperts.com https://www.lasikexperts.com/blog/summer-review-roundup#comments