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A free initial evaluation is conducted by Dr. Manche, who specializes in laser vision correction procedures. This evaluation is necessary to determine if you are a suitable candidate for laser vision correction.
After the initial free evaluation, if you choose to proceed with treatment, your next visit will include testing specific to the procedure, such as corneal mapping, measurements, and a dilated exam. The charge for this visit is $293. This amount will be deducted from your treatment cost. The fee is payable at the time of service. Payment may be made by cash, check, ormost major credit cards. Most insurance companies do not cover this procedure.
Whether you elect LASIK, PRK, or one of the other procedures, the entire process takes approximately two hours. Recovery is usually around one to two days. During the procedure you will remain awake, made comfortable through the use of anesthetic eye drops. The actual time which is spent on the procedure is only a few minutes, and you can have someone drive you home almost immediately thereafter.
The level of improvement depends on many factors, including the severity of your condition. The overwhelming majority of persons who undergo laser vision correction will notice a distinct improvement. The majority of patients regain a level of clarity and sharpness that will negate the need for correctional devices such as glasses or contacts.