LASIK FAQs

Over the course of the past two decades, LASIK has become the most well known name in refractive eye surgery in the US. Millions of Americans who suffer from myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (misshapen cornea) have achieved heightened improvement in their eyesight having undergone this wonderful and highly effective procedure. But for those of you who have yet to experience its transcendent results, you may be questioning how the procedure works.

There are many myths associated with LASIK Laser Eye Surgery. Some of the most common misconceptions are: Vision gets worse with age, so you have to get LASIK again later in life; if you wait a few years, LASIK will be cheaper; Astigmatism can’t be cured with LASIK; and, if you get LASIK you will need to begin using reading glasses.

Will I see increased halos at night after a laser vision procedure?

Can I go blind?

What if I have been told I’m not a good candidate for Lasik?

I’ve been told that hyperopia (farsightedness) can’t be treated?

I’ve been told I’m not a candidate for laser vision correction because I have astigmatism?

Is it cheaper to wear glasses or contacts than to get laser eye surgery?

Vision gets worse with age, so if I get LASIK now, will I need to get it again when I am older?

Can Presbyopia be helped?

If I get monovision (for those people who need reading glasses), will I have to close one eye or the other to see distance and reading?

If I get LASIK I am going to need reading glasses?

If I wait a few more years, will LASIK become a lot cheaper?

Can physical activity can cause me to lose my LASIK flap?

Should I Wait?

Will I have to use artificial tears for the rest of my life?