All articles https://www.greenberglasik.com/ en Understanding LASIK Eye Surgery Side Effects https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/understanding-lasik-eye-surgery-side-effects <span>Understanding LASIK Eye Surgery Side Effects</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sidney</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/26/2022 - 18:13</span> <section> </section> <a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2022-04/lex-header-blog-2022-04-lasik-side-effects.jpg" alt="Understanding LASIK Eye Surgery Side Effects" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row 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 LASIK eye surgery side effects. At our Greenberg LASIK <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/locations/louisville" target="_blank">locations in Louisville</a> and <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/locations/indianapolis" target="_blank">Indianapolis</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.greenberglasik.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> <h2>LASIK Eye Surgery Side Effects</h2> <p>During the surgery, <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.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 Greenberg LASIK, 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 Greenberg LASIK.</p> <p>If you’re in the <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/locations/louisville" target="_blank">Louisville</a> or <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/locations/indianapolis" target="_blank">Indianapolis areas</a>, book a free, no-obligation consultation at Greenberg LASIK with Dr. Jason Greenberg to get on the path towards clear vision. Our team will perform a series of painless diagnostic tests to <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.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.greenberglasik.com/book-online" target="_blank">Book a free consultation with Greenberg LASIK today.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 26 Apr 2022 18:13:12 +0000 sidney 28 at https://www.greenberglasik.com https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/understanding-lasik-eye-surgery-side-effects#comments Does Insurance Cover LASIK Eye Surgery? https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/does-insurance-cover-lasik-eye-surgery <span>Does Insurance Cover LASIK Eye Surgery?</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sidney</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/26/2022 - 18:10</span> <section> </section> <a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2022-04/lex-header-blog-2022-04-insurance-for-lasik.jpg" alt="Does Insurance Cover LASIK Eye Surgery?" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row 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.greenberglasik.com/lasik" target="_blank">LASIK eye surgery</a> is an elective medical procedure that can correct common vision problems, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurry vision at all distances). LASIK is a life-changing procedure as it can reduce or even fully eliminate dependency on glasses and contacts, a feeling that’s priceless.</p> <p>At Greenberg LASIK, we’ve been performing vision correction procedures for over 20 years. <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/about" target="_blank">Dr. Jason Greenberg</a> is the most experienced LASIK surgeon in <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/locations/louisville" target="_blank">Louisville, Kentucky</a> and <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/locations/indianapolis" target="_blank">Indianapolis, Indiana</a>, having completed more than 80,000 procedures.</p> <p>Below, we review all you need to know about whether insurance covers LASIK as well as the financing options we have available at Greenberg LASIK to make laser vision correction as accessible as possible.</p> <h2>Does Insurance Cover LASIK?</h2> <p>LASIK eye surgery is widely regarded as an elective medical procedure. Since glasses and contacts are seen as a suitable solution to common vision problems, LASIK is not seen as necessary and so insurance companies rarely cover the complete <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/cost-of-lasik-surgery" target="_blank">cost of the procedure</a>.</p> <p>However, more insurance plans are beginning to offer discounts on LASIK and other vision correction procedures. According to <a href="https://www.webmd.com/connect-to-care/lasik/does-insurance-cover-lasik-for-astigmatism" target="_blank"><em>WebMD</em></a>, some plans with cover up to 50% of the cost, especially if you choose a surgeon in your preferred provider network. If you’re in the Louisville, Kentucky and Indianapolis, Indiana areas, then Greenberg LASIK may be included in your provider network.</p> <p>Additionally, it may be possible to buy an add-on vision plan to your existing insurance to reduce the cost of LASIK even further.</p> <p>Similarly, both <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/how-an-hsa-and-fsa-can-pay-for-lasik-eye-surgery" target="_blank">health savings account (HSAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs)</a> can allow you to put a portion of your pre-taxed income towards an elective medical procedure like LASIK to further offset the overall cost to you.</p> <h2>Financing Options at Greenberg LASIK</h2> <p>Even if your insurance doesn’t cover LASIK or will only fund a portion, there are other options available to you. At Greenberg LASIK, we strive to make our procedures as accessible as possible, and one way we do that is through <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/cost" target="_blank">our flexible financing offers</a>.<sup>*</sup> This allows you to get LASIK today and pay for your procedure tomorrow.</p> <p>We offer LASIK starting at $199<sup>**</sup> per eye, and we also have a lowest price guarantee.<sup>***</sup> That means if you find a vision correction provider offering the same services at a lower price than Greenberg LASIK, not only will we match the price, but we’ll also take an additional $100 off your procedure to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible.</p> <p>Our team will review all of your financing options as well as if your insurance provider can help offset the cost of LASIK when you come in for a <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/book-online" target="_blank">free, no-obligation consultation</a>. We’ll also be able to determine your candidacy and recommend the best procedure to suit your visual needs.</p> <p>If you’re looking to get LASIK in the Louisville, Kentucky and Indianapolis, Indiana areas, then be sure to <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/book-online" target="_blank">book your free consultation with Greenberg LASIK</a> to get started on your journey to clear vision.</p> <p style="font-size:12px;"><em>*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. Ask for details.<br /> <br /> **$199 per eye price applies to patients receiving treatment between 0 and -1.00 diopter with between 0 and -0.25 diopter of astigmatism, performed with the traditional excimer laser. Promotional price does not apply if you have had a previous vision correction 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 Greenberg LASIK</em></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 26 Apr 2022 18:10:34 +0000 sidney 27 at https://www.greenberglasik.com https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/does-insurance-cover-lasik-eye-surgery#comments The Cost of LASIK Surgery: What to Expect https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/cost-of-lasik-surgery <span>The Cost of LASIK Surgery: What to Expect </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/10" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amunster</span></span> <span>Wed, 02/09/2022 - 16:41</span> <section> </section> <a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2022-02/gre-header-blog-2022-cost-of-lasik-surgery.jpg" alt="The Cost of LASIK Surgery: What to Expect " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row 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? It’s normal to wonder about the price of LASIK if you’re considering laser vision correction. The cost of your procedure will vary based on several important factors and is also affected by the type of insurance you have.</p> <p>At Greenberg LASIK, we’ve been committed to providing people in the<a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/locations/louisville"> Louisville, Kentucky</a> and <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/locations/indianapolis">Indianapolis, Indiana</a> areas with the gift of sight through LASIK for over two decades. We believe everyone deserves the benefits of clear vision, which is why we aim to make our procedures affordable while still delivering high-quality results.</p> <p>Below, we discuss the cost of LASIK surgery, including what factors into the price and why laser eye surgery is a cost-effective investment.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row 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 <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/lasik">LASIK surgery</a> directly depends on where you choose to have it done. The surgeon’s experience and the type of technology used are two of the main reasons the price may fluctuate. For example, you may be charged more if you opt for all-laser LASIK or custom LASIK using wavefront technology as opposed to standard LASIK.</p> <p>In addition, your prescription can also affect the total price. Generally, the more severe the proscription is, the more likely you are to pay higher costs. You may be recommended a more advanced procedure depending on your prescription in order to ensure the best results.</p> <p>According to <a href="https://www.webmd.com/connect-to-care/lasik/how-much-does-lasik-surgery-cost"><em>WebMD</em></a>, the average cost of LASIK surgery can range anywhere between $2,000 to $3,000 per eye. Similarly, <a href="https://www.allaboutvision.com/visionsurgery/cost.htm"><em>All About Vision</em></a> reports that, in 2021, the average cost of LASIK surgery was $2,246 per eye. Remember, the total price of your surgery doesn’t just include the actual procedure, but also your pre-surgery care, post-operative examinations, and any supplies you may need.</p> <p>If you’re located in either Louisville, Kentucky or Indianapolis, Indiana, come into Greenberg LASIK for a <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/book-online">free, pre-operative consultation</a>, where we can determine the exact cost of your LASIK surgery. During the consult, we’ll perform a series of diagnostic tests in order to recommend the best procedure to you based on your needs.</p> <h2>Is the Cost of LASIK Surgery Covered by Insurance?</h2> <p>Usually, the answer is no. The majority of insurance companies view laser vision correction as an elective surgery instead of a necessary medical treatment, meaning patients must often pay for it out of their own pockets. Insurance providers typically only cover eye surgery if the vision problem is the result of an injury or disease.</p> <p>Many laser vision correction providers offer financing plans to make LASIK more affordable. At Greenberg LASIK, we’re dedicated to making LASIK as accessible as possible for people in Louisville, Kentucky and Indianapolis, Indiana. This is why we <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/cost">offer a variety of flexible financing plans</a>, and also make it possible to pay for your procedure using for flexible spending account (FSA), health reimbursement account (HRA), or health savings account (HAS).</p> <p>Plus, Greenberg LASIK offers a lowest price guarantee. That means if you find another vision correction center offering the same services for a lower cost, we’ll not only match their price, but we’ll also take an additional $100 off the total cost of the procedure.</p> <p>Speak to our team for more information on how our lowest price guarantee works, and to learn more about our financing plans.</p> <h2>How LASIK Saves You Money</h2> <p>The cost of LASIK surgery may seem like a big investment, but it can actually save you money in the long run. By reducing or eliminating dependency on glasses and contact lenses, it means you won’t spend as much on the recurring costs of frames, prescription sunglasses, contacts, and contact lens solution.</p> <p>Try out our <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/cost/savings-calculator">savings calculator</a> to discover how much you can save over your lifetime after investing in LASIK.</p> <p>If you’re in the Louisville, Kentucky or Indianapolis, Indiana areas, our team would be happy to breakdown the cost of LASIK surgery with you even further, and help you determine what procedure is right for you. <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/book-online">Book a free, no-obligation consultation</a> today to take the first steps to clear vision with LASIK.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 09 Feb 2022 16:41:48 +0000 amunster 26 at https://www.greenberglasik.com https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/cost-of-lasik-surgery#comments How an HSA and FSA Can Pay for LASIK Eye Surgery https://www.greenberglasik.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> <span><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sidney</span></span> <span>Thu, 01/20/2022 - 18:47</span> <section> </section> <a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2022-01/gre-header-blog-2022-01-hsa-fsa.jpg" alt="How an HSA and FSA Can Pay for LASIK Eye Surgery" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row 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? Most insurance companies consider LASIK to be 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 Greenberg LASIK, we’re committed to making LASIK eye surgery as accessible as possible to our patients in Louisville and Indianapolis. <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.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.greenberglasik.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> <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.greenberglasik.com/blog/what-is-astigmatism-and-how-is-it-treated">astigmatism</a> (blurred vision at all distances) by re-shaping the cornea. <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/how-long-does-lasik-eye-surgery-last-for">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.greenberglasik.com/cost/savings-calculator">Use our savings calculator</a> to see how much you could save in your lifetime after undergoing LASIK.<br />  </li> </ul> <p>If you’re in the Indianapolis, Indiana or Louisville, Kentucky area, we invite you to <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/book-online">book a free consultation</a> with Greenberg LASIK 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.greenberglasik.com/cost">another financing option</a> can help you achieve your goal of clearer vision.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:47:43 +0000 sidney 25 at https://www.greenberglasik.com https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/how-an-hsa-and-fsa-can-pay-for-lasik-eye-surgery#comments How Safe Is LASIK Eye Surgery? https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/how-safe-is-lasik-eye-surgery <span>How Safe Is LASIK Eye Surgery? </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/10" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">amunster</span></span> <span>Fri, 11/05/2021 - 17:55</span> <section> </section> <a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-11/gre-header-blog-2021-10-how-safe-is-lasik.jpg" alt="How Safe Is LASIK Eye Surgery? " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row 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 wondering how safe is LASIK eye surgery, you’re not alone. It’s one of the first questions people have when they consider undergoing laser vision correction.</p> <p>LASIK eye surgery is a life-changing procedure that can reduce or even eliminate your dependency on glasses and contact lenses. It corrects common vision problems, including hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), and astigmatism (blurry vision at near and far distances), by reshaping the cornea to fix how the eye refracts light.</p> <p>But as with any medical procedure, it’s completely normal to be nervous before your LASIK or other vision correction procedure. And part of our job is addressing any questions or concerns that you may have. Below, we review how safe is LASIK eye surgery is to help you feel comfortable and confident ahead of your procedure so you can get on the path to clear vision as soon as possible.</p> <h2>How Safe is LASIK: A Proven Track Record</h2> <p>LASIK eye surgery is one of the safest elective medical procedures available. The majority of patients are satisfied with their results post-procedure. For example, research conducted by the <a href="https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/lasik/lasik-quality-life-collaboration-project#results">Food and Drug and Trade Administration</a> (FDA) discovered that 95% of patients are satisfied with their vision after their LASIK procedure.</p> <p>They also found that side effects such as dry eye, difficulty driving a night, and visual symptoms, like glares and halos, were uncommon. Less than 1% of patients have trouble performing everyday activities due to one or more of these symptoms, the study found.</p> <p>The risk of infection is also very low after LASIK eye surgery. For example, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) estimates that the infection rate after LASIK is 0.09%.</p> <p>In fact, it’s more common to experience an infection from contact lenses than a vision correction surgery. According to the<a href="https://www.cdc.gov/contactlenses/fast-facts.html"> Center for Disease Control and Prevention</a> (CDC), 1 out of every 500 contact lens wearers in the United States develop infections, which can result in blindness. Research continually shows that LASIK is safer than wearing contacts, <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170421210826.htm">including a 2017 study</a> that found data to suggest there’s a lower risk infection with LASIK than with contacts over time.</p> <h2>The Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery</h2> <p>LASIK eye surgery has the ability to make life easier by offering you the benefits that come with clear vision. Not only is it an extremely safe and reliable procedure, but it comes with the following advantages:</p> <ul> <li><strong>It simplifies your routine. </strong><br /> By freeing you from glasses and contact lenses, it means there’s one less thing on your mind. That way you can enjoy all of your favorite activities without the hassle of glasses and/or contact lenses holding you back.<br />  </li> <li><strong>It saves you money in the long run.</strong><br /> LASIK may be an expensive investment, but it actually saves you money in the long-term by eliminating expenses associated with glasses and contacts. Give our <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/cost/savings-calculator">savings calculator</a> a try to see how much you can save.<br />  </li> <li><strong>A quick procedure and fast recovery.</strong><br /> The LASIK procedure itself is quick and has minimal discomfort. But the recovery time is fast, too. Most patients are back to their normal routines within 24/hours, meaning you don’t have to take a lot of time off to enjoy the benefits of clear vision. <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/lasik/what-to-expect">Click here for more information on what to expect.</a><br />  </li> <li><strong>The results often last a lifetime.</strong><br /> For most patients, the <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/how-long-does-lasik-eye-surgery-last-for">results of LASIK or another vision correction procedure last their entire life</a>. Although vision can deteriorate with age, only a very small percentage of patients require retreatment, and it’s often decades afterwards. For instance, one study found that <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5449750/">only 10 percent of patients</a> require an enhancement.<br />  </li> </ul> <p>If you’re looking for a laser vision correction provider in the <a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/locations">Indianapolis, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky locations</a>, consider Greenberg LASIK. Dr. Jason Greenberg is the most experienced LASIK provider in the area, and his experience speaks for itself. With more than 20 years of experience, he’s performed over 80,000 LASIK and PRK procedures.</p> <p>We offer free consultations to help determine if LASIK or another vision correction procedure is right for you. During the preliminary appointment, we’ll address any and all concerns you may have about the procedure, including how safe it is and what to expect.</p> <p><a href="https://www.greenberglasik.com/book-online">Book your pre-operative consultation now</a> so the Greenberg LASIK team can put you on the path towards clear vision.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 05 Nov 2021 17:55:23 +0000 amunster 24 at https://www.greenberglasik.com https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/how-safe-is-lasik-eye-surgery#comments What Is Astigmatism & How Is It Treated https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/what-is-astigmatism-and-how-is-it-treated <span>What Is Astigmatism &amp; How Is It Treated </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">administrator</span></span> <span>Wed, 09/08/2021 - 04:28</span> <section> </section> <a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-09/gre-header-blog-2021-09-what-is-astigmatism.jpg" alt="What Is Astigmatism &amp; How Is It Treated " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row 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 but treatable eye condition. It occurs when an error in the curvature of the eye’s cornea results in blurred vision at all distances.</p> <p>The cornea is the clear layer at the front of the eye, which allows the eye to focus light in order to see clearly. But when an eye is astigmatic, rather than curving like a round ball, the cornea is shaped like a football or egg, resulting in blurred near and distance vision.</p> <p>Additionally, astigmatism can occur in combination with other refractive errors, like myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness).</p> <p> </p> <h2>Signs of Astigmatism</h2> <p>Most people are born with astigmatism. In some rare cases, it may develop after an injury or trauma to the eye causes the cornea to change shape.</p> <p>Astigmatism is easily diagnosable during an eye exam. Your eye doctor can measure the curvature of your cornea, and will be able to determine the level of severity of the astigmatism.</p> <p>One or more of the following signs can indicate astigmatism:</p> <ul> <li>Squinting</li> <li>Headaches</li> <li>Eye strain, fatigue</li> <li>Blurry, distorted vision</li> <li>Difficulty seeing at night</li> </ul> <p> </p> <h2>Treatment for Astigmatism</h2> <p>Glasses and contact lenses are commonly used to treat astigmatism. Unfortunately, however, they’re not a long-term solution.</p> <p>Many people with astigmatism struggle to achieve clear vision when using frames and contacts. If wearing glasses, you may experience distorted vision along the edge of the lenses. Similarly, with contacts, blurred vision can occur when the lenses rotate, which is a regular part of wearing contacts.</p> <p>LASIK eye surgery is a long-term solution for astigmatism. The majority of people who undergo LASIK for astigmatism are left with a better quality of vision than they could achieve with glasses and contacts.</p> <p>Additionally, LASIK is a more convenient option. You don’t need to deal with the inconvenience of wearing glasses or contacts every day, like struggling to find your frames in the morning or your eyes becoming irritated after a long day of wearing contacts. Plus, LASIK is a one-time investment. <a href="/cost">This saves you money in the long-run</a>, as you don’t need to worry about re-purchasing glasses, prescription sunglasses, contacts, or contact lens solutions.</p> <p> </p> <h2>How LASIK Corrects Astigmatism</h2> <p>Lasik alters the shape of the cornea to correct astigmatism so you can achieve clear vision without relying on frames or contacts.</p> <p>Using a variety of diagnostic tests, our team is able to create a pre-specified pattern to determine the shape the cornea must take to treat the error. Then, during the LASIK procedure, a flap in the cornea is created so an excimer laser can be used to reshape the cornea so light can properly focus on the light sensing part of the eye.</p> <p>The only way to determine if LASIK eye surgery can treat your astigmatism or refractive error is by coming in for a free consultation. Our team will be able to <a href="/lasik/am-i-a-candidate">determine your candidacy</a> and review your options in order to help you make an informed decision.</p> <p>Greenberg LASIK is committed to helping as many people as possible achieve better vision. <strong><a href="/book-online">Book a no-obligation consultation today</a> to experience the life-changing results of laser eye surgery.</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 08 Sep 2021 04:28:35 +0000 administrator 22 at https://www.greenberglasik.com https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/what-is-astigmatism-and-how-is-it-treated#comments How Long Does LASIK Eye Surgery Last For? https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/how-long-does-lasik-eye-surgery-last-for <span>How Long Does LASIK Eye Surgery Last For? </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">administrator</span></span> <span>Wed, 09/08/2021 - 04:03</span> <section> </section> <a href="/blog" hreflang="en">All articles</a> <div class="item-image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-09/gre-header-blog-202-09-how-long-lasik.jpg" alt="How Long Does LASIK Eye Surgery Last For? " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div style="background-color: #FFFFFF"> <div class="gbb-row 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>LASIK eye surgery <a href="/lasik/eyesight-simulator">corrects common glasses</a> and contact lens prescriptions, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurry vision at near and far distances). At Greenberg LASIK, we’re committed to helping people in Indianapolis, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky correct their vision problems, and find freedom from glasses and contact lenses.</p> <p>Most common vision problems are caused by an issue in how the eye refracts light. In astigmatic eyes, for instance, the cornea is shaped like a football standing on end or an egg rather than a sphere. This prevents light from focusing on a single area to create an image, leading to blurry vision at all distances.</p> <p>LASIK works to correct vision problems by re-shaping the cornea itself. During the procedure, a corneal flap is created. Then, for several seconds, a laser is used to reshape the underlying cornea. Many people choose LASIK because it can offer long-term results that glasses and contact lenses cannot. But this begs the question of how long the results of laser vision correction tend to last for. We explore that question below.</p> <p> </p> <h2>How Long Does LASIK Last?</h2> <p>LASIK works by removing corneal tissue to reshape the cornea into perfect focus. This tissue does not grow back and the results are permanent. The effects of LASIK, for most people, last decades or more.</p> <p> </p> <h2>What causes LASIK to wear off?</h2> <p>Overtime, a small percentage of patients may experience changes in the lens inside their eye, causing nearsightedness or farsightedness to return. This amount of change is usually small.</p> <p>There’s good news – the few LASIK patients who do experience vision changes later in life are often eligible for an enhancement. This will ensure you continue to achieve the best possible quality of vision.</p> <p>However, situations like these are extremely rare. Research has found that the majority of people who undergo LASIK eye surgery do not require retreatment later in life. Even if they do, it’s decades later. For example, a 2017 study concluded <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5449750/" target="_blank">only 10 percent of LASIK patients</a> needed a retreatment later on due to age-related vision changes.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Why Choose LASIK Eye Surgery</h2> <p>LASIK eye surgery offers life-changing results that can transform your daily routine. Its main advantages include:</p> <p><strong>It’s a long-term solution.</strong> Since the majority of patients are satisfied with their results and do not require an enhancement, LASIK is a long-term solution to vision problems. People who rely on glasses and contacts often find their prescription changes every few years, but you won’t have that to worry about after undergoing laser vision correction.</p> <p><strong>Freedom from glasses and contacts.</strong> LASIK eye surgery simplifies your daily routine by getting rid of the inconveniences associated with glasses and contact lenses. You won’t struggle to remember where you left your frames or having to deal with the side-effects of wearing contacts for a prolonged time.</p> <p><strong>It saves you money in the long run.</strong> Although LASIK may seem like a big investment, it has the power to save you money in the long run. This is because you no longer have to re-purchase glasses, contacts, contact lens solutions, and prescription sunglasses. Check out <a href="/cost/savings-calculator">our savings calculator</a> to discover all of the money you can save through LASIK.</p> <p>If you are in the Indianapolis, Indiana or Louisville, Kentucky area, consider Greenberg LASIK for your vision correction procedure. <strong>If you’re interested in learning more about the life-changing power of LASIK or another procedure, we encourage you to <a href="/book-online">book a free, no-obligation consultation</a>.</strong> Our team will be happy to <a href="/lasik/am-i-a-candidate">determine your candidacy</a> and recommend a procedure based on your needs.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 08 Sep 2021 04:03:28 +0000 administrator 21 at https://www.greenberglasik.com https://www.greenberglasik.com/blog/how-long-does-lasik-eye-surgery-last-for#comments