What is the Cost of Lasik?

LASIK Cost - McFarland Eye Care

We hear this question a lot.

And it's a great question to ask! Many people have questions about investing in LASIK. If you’ve ever considered LASIK surgery for yourself, you probably have a few questions about cost and payment options.

We encourage our patients not to think about LASIK in terms of what it may "cost" them. Rather, LASIK is an investment. This is money you will invest in your vision, in simplifying your life, having peace of mind and in saving you time. When deciding if LASIK is worth the investment, it might be helpful to consider these top questions:

What does LASIK treatment cover?

At McFarlands, we offer state-of-the-art, custom bladeless LASIK for all our LASIK patients. We do not have tiers of packages for features and ad-ons. We offer every single patient our best - safe and proven LASIK technology coupled with the personalized care of our skilled surgeon, Dr. Evan Newbolt, and his staff. 

All visits prior to your LASIK surgery are completely FREE to you, regardless if you decide to have LASIK! Your LASIK fee covers your LASIK surgery and all postoperative care for a year.

What is the recovery time for LASIK surgery?

One of the great things about bladeless custom LASIK surgery is the fast recovery time. While we recommend that patients take it easy for the next day after their LASIK surgery, many patients are able to resume normal activities the very next day. Most of our patients do not have to take more than two days off of work. Many choose to go back to work the next day after their one day postoperative appointment. Each patient is different. Your doctor will explain your specific recovery time.

When does it makes sense financially?

Depending on the type of contact lenses and glasses you wear, LASIK vision correction may save you money! Just imagine if you never had to buy contacts, glasses and solution again! In addition, the FDA considers LASIK a safe, permanent procedure, which is great news! This means that you can enjoy the benefits of living life free of the inconvenience and expense of glasses and contacts for years!

There are a number of tools available to compare the cost of LASIK to the lifetime costs associated with glasses or contact lenses. BackInFocus.com has an easy to use calculator that can be found here.

Ultimately, you will determine if LASIK is worth the investment. We recommend gathering all possible information from your eye physician and determining what makes sense for you. We are happy to help answer any questions you may have about financing and payment options.

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month!

Diabetic Eye Disease - McFarland Eye Care

Diabetic eye diseases are a group of eye conditions or health risks that can affect those with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema, as well as an increased risk of developing cataracts or glaucoma.

When unmonitored or untreated, high blood sugar levels can damage tiny blood vessels in the eye and cause irreparable damage. This condition is called Diabetic Retinopathy.

Another common diabetic eye condition is Diabetic Macular Edema (DME). This condition occurs when fluid builds up on the macula, a region of the retina. This is one of the most common causes of vision loss or blindness in people with diabetic retinopathy. When the macula is affected by DME, straight-ahead vision may be compromised, causing difficulty during activities such as reading, driving, or watching TV.

Fortunately, diabetic eye conditions can be managed very successfully, preventing future vision loss or damage. Early detection and treatment is the key, however, making it very important for people with diabetes to see their eye care physician regularly.

Some information for this article was taken from National Eye Institute research, and can be found here.