While LASIK is one of the most common elective surgeries in the country, many LASIK clinics across Nevada advertise cheap LASIK. Dr. Abrams explains the truth about who really benefits from cheap LASIK.
LASIK is effective and safe when performed by an experienced ophthalmologist. It is an outpatient procedure designed to repair common vision problems by changing the shape of the cornea—the dome-shaped transparent tissue at the front of the eye. It has proven to be highly effective in treating common vision problems such as:
- Near-sightedness (myopia)
- Farsightedness (hyperopia)
- Chronically blurred vision (astigmatism)
The cost of cheap LASIK in Las Vegas
LASIK discounts are used by pop-up LASIK centers so as to appear on par with the best LASIK eye surgeons in Las Vegas. A potential patient should ask how they can afford to charge so much less if they aren’t performing inferior LASIK.
If asked, a patient probably would not agree to pay the same price for LASIK in Las Vegas by an unknown surgeon using outdated technology, does not provide long-term aftercare to a well-known experienced Ophthalmologist using the best, most precise, and most expensive technology on the market.
Dr. Abrams is established locally, well-known by the Vegas community, and has performed thousands of successful laser eye operations. Unlike traveling Eye Doctors who practice in another state and can offer no long-term continuity of care, such as post-LASIK follow-ups.
Frequently Asked Questions about LASIK
Is LASIK worth it?
Normally, modern LASIK surgery will cost at least $3,000 per eye, but up to $6,000 depending on the type of procedure you need. LASIK, to be worth paying for, should be performed by an established ophthalmologist. It should be with the latest, safest modern technology available. Cost should not be a main factor when considering who will perform your Laser vision correction surgery.
How effective is LASIK?
About 9 out of 10 people (90%) achieve vision between 20/20 and 20/40 after their LASIK procedure—without glasses or contact lenses.
What happens during the LASIK procedure?
The laser eye surgery, which we perform in our Las Vegas clinic, uses an ultraviolet laser to transform the outer surface of the eye. While many people use the term LASIK to refer to any kind of laser eye surgery, there are really two different procedures that fall under this category: LASIK and Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK). Each varies slightly in the method.
How does LASIK differ from PRK?
LASIK and PRK differ in technique. In both procedures, a local anesthetic is applied to the eye so that the patient can remain awake. In the LASIK procedure, the ophthalmologist makes a small incision and pulls back the outermost segment of the cornea known as the epithelium.
In contrast, the PRK procedure uses a technique known as advanced surface ablation, which chemically loosens the epithelium so that it can be easily removed.
After this first step is taken, the ophthalmologist works with an excimer laser to change the shape of the eye. Many patients see an immediate and dramatic improvement in their vision following the procedure.
Can LASIK correct astigmatism?
Yes. LASIK can be a highly effective solution for correcting astigmatism. While individual results may vary, many people with mild to moderate astigmatism achieve 20/20 or better vision and no longer need to wear glasses or contacts.
Abrams’ LASIK Patient Testimonial
The best way to learn about how Abrams Eye Institute works is through the words of those who have trusted us with their surgeries. Bill and Toby were recent beneficiaries of LASIK treatment by Dr. Jack Abrams:
Learn why Abrams’ LASIK eye surgeons are trusted leaders when it comes to expertise, affordability, and convenience. Schedule a call with one of our ophthalmologists to see if you qualify for LASIK. Our ophthalmologists can treat you in our Las Vegas LASIK center.