Welcome to the McFarland LASIK Experience!
We’re excited you’re here! We are happy to help you navigate through the questions, concerns and straight up fears you have about LASIK.
THE THING we hear THE MOST from our LASIK patients is that they wish they would have had LASIK sooner. We have heard this from just about every single LASIK patient who’s walked through our doors. So… are you putting off having LASIK due to finances or fear?
We’ve built this site just for you. We want to give you the most accurate information you’ve ever found about LASIK. We want to show you why McFarland Eye Care is THE place for your LASIK surgery. We also want to ease your mind about the procedure and show you just how affordable LASIK is. We don’t want you to be one of the many patients regretting the wasted years. Start living your life of freedom!
WHAT IS LASIK?
We think this is a great question! Many people don’t realize that LASIK is actually an acronym for “Laser ASisted In-situ Keratomileusis.” (See why it’s just called LASIK!) Basically, LASIK is surgery which reshapes the inner cornea of the eye, with the goal of giving the patient less or no dependency on glasses and/or contacts.
There are several different options when it comes to LASIK surgery. The options available to you will depend on the laser and diagnostic testing equipment your LASIK provider uses.
Here at McFarland Eye Care, we know that no two eyes are alike and neither are two patients. We do not offer “one-size-fits-all” LASIK. We are proud to offer our patients the precision and effectiveness of Custom, All-Laser LASIK surgery. (This means NO BLADES!) By utilizing the Ziemer Crystal Plus® femtosecond laser and the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q excimer laser, we are able to provide a personalized vision correction plan which is customized to best meet your individual needs.
What’s LASIK Like? Does it hurt?
Lots of patients ask this question! We know you’ve probably seen horror stories about LASIK on YouTube and in the movies. But the truth is… LASIK is a super safe and pretty painless procedure! Most of our patients say they really don’t feel any pain at all during LASIK. Commonly, they’ll say that they experienced a pressure sensation during the first part of their procedure and that after LASIK they felt some stinging, burning or gritty feeling in their eyes – much like there’s something in your eye you can’t get out, like an eyelash.
But don’t be worried! We’ve got you covered! We will give you a mild sedative before your LASIK to help you relax during your procedure. Your LASIK Surgeon, Dr. Evan Newbolt, will also place anesthetic eye drops in your eye to numb the surface ensuring that you won’t feel anything during your LASIK surgery. After your procedure, we will be sending you home with some mild numbing drops, we call them Comfort Drops. Most of our patients don’t use these but one or two times after their surgery.
Looking for some firsthand LASIK experience - someone to talk to who has actually had LASIK? You can ask any number of our staff and even your LASIK surgeon, Dr. Evan Newbolt. He and many of our team members have had LASIK at McFarland Eye Care! We’re that confident in LASIK and Dr. Newbolt! We would all agree… LASIK has been life-changing! While the fear of pain has delayed some of us from having LASIK sooner, we will all tell you that it was nothing! And certainly nothing like what we feared!
If you want an in depth look at our whole LASIK process, check out local celebrity, Timie Yancey’s, LASIK experience at McFarland Eye Care. She’s pretty candid about the entire process and we find her experience to be like most of our other patients. Check it out here.
Meet your Board-Certified LASIK Surgeon - Dr. Evan Newbolt
You are going to love Dr. Newbolt! He has years of experience and expertise in LASIK surgery. And did we mention that he’s actually had LASIK himself at McFarland Eye Care? This is the type of care, experience and empathy that you won’t find anywhere else.
Dr. Newbolt lives in Little Rock with his wife, Erin, their twins, Graham and Charlotte, and their golden retriever, Sadie. He’s won some pretty impressive awards but you’ll find that he’s very easy to talk to, open and friendly. He’s also extremely picky about LASIK patients. What does this mean? He won’t recommend LASIK surgery to anyone he’s not confident makes a great LASIK candidate! He loves LASIK because of the pretty-much-immediate change it has on people’s lives. He’s experienced that freedom firsthand and it has made him even more passionate about the procedure. Over 92% of his LASIK patients see 20/20 or better the VERY NEXT DAY after LASIK!
Want to learn more about Dr. Newbolt? Check out his bio page here.
Is LASIK worth the price? How can I pay for LASIK?
We completely understand that cost is a huge factor in deciding to have LASIK surgery. The question we hear a lot is, “How much does it cost?” This is a very important question and one that we are happy to discuss. At McFarland Eye Care, we are deeply committed to giving our patients the best possible LASIK experience, this includes the outcome of your surgery! We have invested in proven, state-of-the art technology and diagnostic pre-operative testing equipment. Our LASIK won’t be the cheapest LASIK on the block, but THESE ARE YOUR EYES! Your vision is worth the investment. After all, we don’t think most people really want to bargain shop for LASIK surgery. Would you do that for an open-heart surgeon or your dentist? Cheaper does not mean better. We want you to enjoy great vision for a lifetime, so we have invested in the means to deliver that outcome.
At McFarlands, we are pleased to offer several ways to make LASIK more affordable. We will work with you and always apply any discount available!
#1 Since LASIK surgery is considered a “cosmetic procedure,” in most cases, it is not covered by traditional health or vision insurance. For this reason, we partner with several vision insurance companies to offer special LASIK pricing to their beneficiaries. This often results in a 10% - 15% savings for you!
#2 We are happy to accept CareCredit for patients who would like to finance their LASIK procedure. Through CareCredit, one of the largest medical credit organizations in the United States, you can finance your LASIK surgery at 0% interest for 24 months! This makes LASIK do-able for so many of our patients! Wonder if you qualify for CareCredit? Click here to apply.
#3 Have you heard of our Hero Program? We are super proud of it! Our Hero Program includes men and women serving as Active Military / Reserve, National Guard, Law Enforcement (local, county, state and FBI), Firefighter (city & volunteer) or EMT’s. Through our Hero Program, we offer our heroes a 25% discount on LASIK Surgery! We don’t want our heroes to have to worry about or hassle with contacts and glasses while on the job. We appreciate that these people are putting their lives on the line for us daily and so we want to make their job a little easier… LASIK surgery can definitely help with that! We see our Hero Program as a way of giving back to those who give so much to us. This is not a special offer which “expires soon.” It is an ongoing expression of appreciation from McFarlands to all those who serve. So, Thank You to all our Heroes!
To learn more about our Hero Program, check out Pine Bluff Firefighter Sven Hipp’s story about how LASIK changed his life. Click here.
What do I do to get started?
Ready to take the plunge? You’re first step toward LASIK actually begins by seeing if you’re a candidate for the procedure. We make this as easy as possible by offering FREE LASIK evaluations! All you need to do is make an appointment at one of our locations. You can call or use the contact form below to reach out to us. You can expect to be with us for about 2-3 hours for your LASIK evaluation. We will perform various test and measurements to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. Our doctors and staff will explain everything to you as it’s happening. We will let you know during this appointment if we think LASIK is right for you. Once you have all the information, you can decide if you want to move forward with LASIK. We will never pressure you into having LASIK. We understand that this is a big decision and we are here for you – to answer questions and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision that’s right for you.
We would love to talk to you more about LASIK and set up your FREE evaluation!
Still want to know more about LASIK at McFarland Eye Care?
Below are photos of our LASIK Suite and some of our LASIK patients, who were once thinking about LASIK… just like you. They turned their dream into a reality and you can, too.