Will Insurance Pay for My LASIK Surgery?

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Many health insurance companies consider LASIK an elective procedure. Elective procedures are typically procedures that are optional, nice to have done, but not medically necessary.   While LASIK is often considered an elective procedure, there are times when it may be medically necessary. These include:  Surgery to correct vision problems caused by an injury. LASIK […]

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What Happens if I Sneeze During LASIK?

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During LASIK surgery a special laser is used to correct poor vision by reshaping the cornea of the eye. Patients are often concerned about what will happen if they move, blink or sneeze during LASIK. However, there is no need to worry if you accidentally blink or move your eyes during the surgery. Thanks to […]

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What Do I Need to Know Before My LASIK Consultation?

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In order to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, you must first have a thorough, dilated eye exam with a qualified ophthalmologist. This exam is often referred to as a LASIK consultation. Here are a few things to know before your LASIK consultation: Discontinue Contact Use: It is important for you to stay out of your […]

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Is LASIK Expensive?

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The cost of LASIK eye surgery varies drastically across the country. Several factors influence the LASIK cost, but the average price most people pay is about $2,000 per eye.  The price you’ll pay for your LASIK depends on several factors, including: The type of laser technology you choose The type of surgical instrument used to […]

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Can I Drive After a LASIK Consultation?

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A LASIK consultation at Client Name includes several steps to determine if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery. This appointment will last approximately 2-3 hours, during which time you will have your vision, eyes and overall health thoroughly evaluated.  During the visit in Rancho Cucamonga, Dr. Blanton is creating a thorough assessment and […]

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What are LASIK Doctors Called?

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LASIK doctors are eye doctors called ophthalmologists. When it comes to eye care, the most trained and skilled professionals in the field are ophthalmologists. An ophthalmologist is a physician, either a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO), who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system […]

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What Happens in a LASIK Consultation?

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The first step in having LASIK in Rancho Cucamonga is scheduling a consultation, during which Dr. Blanton will evaluate your candidacy for laser eye surgery. After a thorough discussion and a non-invasive eye exam, Dr. Blanton will be able to determine if LASIK is right for you. The doctor and staff can then recommend the […]

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How is LASIK Performed?

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LASIK is a vision correction procedure that aims at permanently altering the focusing power of the eye by reshaping the cornea with a precise excimer laser. LASIK is performed as an outpatient procedure while the patient is awake. Usually both eyes are operated on at the same time, but if you prefer, it can be done one […]

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Can I Use My Phone After LASIK?

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Following LASIK surgery, it’s important to understand that your eyes are in a recovery process and you need to take special care to ensure they heal properly. Since your eyes are still healing, they will be especially sensitive in the first 24 hours after the LASIK procedure. Because of this, it’s recommended to wait at […]

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Can You Have LASIK After Cataract Surgery?

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LASIK surgery can be performed 3-6 months after cataract surgery, however, it may not be necessary. Modern cataract surgery can help to reduce a person’s need for glasses. In fact, depending on the intraocular lens that you choose to have implanted in your eye during cataract surgery, you might even eliminate the need for glasses.  […]

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