Am I a Good LASIK Eye Surgery Candidate?
The success of LASIK depends mainly on the doctor performing the procedure, which is why it’s imperative to choose a qualified and experienced eye surgeon. Dr. Stanley Crews of Crews LASIK & Cataract Center has been leading the way in LASIK eye surgery for decades and has a reputation in Portland and across the nation as patients have traveled far and wide to have his services. To learn if you qualify for LASIK, schedule your LASIK consultation with us today!
Can I Afford LASIK Eye Surgery?
We understand that not all patients can afford the price of LASIK surgery. A member of our staff will gladly help patients explore different payment options. There are now more payment options available for LASIK, as the procedure’s popularity continues to rise. Our practice accepts a variety of payment methods and insurance plans. Patients may want to explore our LASIK financing options if their insurance does not cover LASIK’s cost. Visit our Financing page to learn about the cost of LASIK, financing options, and much more!
What Happens During LASIK?
LASIK eye surgery requires only topical anesthetic drops, and there is no need for stitches or bandages. During LASIK, each eye is treated independently, each procedure taking only about five minutes. LASIK is a relatively painless procedure, and the whole process typically lasts less than two hours. It will be necessary to have someone drive you home after the procedure.
What Happens After LASIK?
Your LASIK surgeon will send you home with antibiotic drops and anti-inflammation drops to put in your eyes at specific intervals after your LASIK procedure. To prevent your eye from becoming dry or irritated after surgery, you will have to use non-prescription wetting drops whenever needed. You should be able to drive, go to work, and enjoy most of your routine activities within a couple of days after surgery. You can bathe or shower, but avoid getting soap or water in your eyes for at least a week.
After LASIK It would be best if you avoid wearing eye makeup for about one week after surgery. You should wear eye protection when working out or playing sports. If you plan to resume low-impact sports right after surgery, you must wait at least one to three days. If you plan to resume more vigorous sports, you must wait two to two and a half weeks and for contact sports at least four weeks. You should avoid rubbing your eyes for at least two weeks after LASIK surgery.