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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Faqs, Travers Lasik
At Travers Lasik Vision Care, we want you to feel fully confident in our ability to help you see better. We’ll take the time to explain the Lasik procedure and provide answers to give you total comfort in your decision. Here are some of the commonly-asked questions we receive.
Faqs, Travers Lasik
At Travers Lasik Vision Care, we want you to feel fully confident in our ability to help you see better. We’ll take the time to explain the Lasik procedure and provide answers to give you total comfort in your decision. Here are some of the commonly-asked questions we receive.
Will Lasik vision correction improve my eyesight?
Lasik successfully treats nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatism conditions. The only way to be sure is to examine your eyes at a FREE Lasik Exam. While some individuals cannot be helped by Lasik, most patients are excellent candidates.
What does LASIK feel like?

The most common word used by our patients is “weird.”

How quickly will I be able to see better?
You should be able to see much more clearly immediately after your procedure. As your eyes adjust in the days, weeks and months ahead, your vision should gradually reach optimized results.
Can I drive myself home after my Lasik procedure?

No. 

Due to the fact that before your Lasik procedure you will take a sedative that most likely impairs your ability to operate a motor vehicle.

After your surgery, you may experience blurred or sensitive vision and feel uncomfortable. We highly recommend that you plan to have someone else drive you home.  Let us know if you need assistance booking a rideshare or taxi service.

When can I return to work?
You should be able to resume your normal schedule the day after your procedure.
Is Lasik vision correction safe for teenagers?
The Lasik procedure is FDA approved for anyone 18 years and older. The procedure works best when the eyes have stopped growing or changing and a steady glasses prescription has been reached.
What’s the difference between regular Lasik and All-Laser Lasik?

The only difference is in the way the cornea flap is created. All-Laser Lasik is bladeless, and uses a laser to create the flap whereas regular Lasik uses a microkeratome. The benefit of All-Laser Lasik is more precise cornea flaps and a reduced risk of experiencing dry eyes after the operation.

Will I still need to use reading glasses even after the surgery?

Lasik cannot prevent presbyopia or reading issues that tend to occur over the age of 40.  In presbyopia the lens of the eye gradually becomes less able to focus on close objects as you age, resulting in the need for reading glasses.  This lens deterioration is unavoidable and is unaffected by Lasik.  Thus, reading glasses may be required to focus on near objects as you age.   

Ask us about how you can limit or reduce your dependency on reading glasses at your consultation.

Do insurance companies cover this surgery?

LASIK is considered to be an elective procedure and therefore health insurance plans do not cover Lasik.

Some insurance companies will offer plans that give a discount on the surgery price.

Lasik is an eligible expense for Flexible Spending Plans.  There are also interest-free financing options that assist with making Lasik more affordable.

Our prices are in most cases better than any other provider’s, even with an insurance discount. We will be happy to work with you to give you the best possible price for all-laser-lasik in Raleigh.

Are there any activities I need to avoid following the surgery?

While there is a very short recovery time from the surgery, patients should be careful with the eye area immediately following the procedure. Do not rub your eyes and wear sunglasses. No hard to remove eyeliner or mascara should be used for up to one week after the surgery. Activities such as swimming in pools or hot tubs, playing racquet sports and going to tanning beds should be avoided for one week as well.

Is LASIK painful?

Laser vision correction is generally painless or associated with little discomfort. During the procedure, anesthetic drops are used to numb the eye with no injections or needles. LASIK patients will generally have irritation for several hours after the procedure. Many patients compare this to the sensation of having an eyelash in the eye and feeling no discomfort the following day. Having treated thousands of patients with LASIK, Dr. Travers and her staff make every effort to make your surgery as comfortable as possible.

How quickly will I be able to see better?

 

You should be able to see much more clearly immediately after your procedure. As your eyes adjust in the days, weeks, and months ahead, your vision should gradually reach optimized results.

How quickly will I be able to see better?

You should be able to see much more clearly immediately after your procedure. As your eyes adjust in the days, weeks and months ahead, your vision should gradually reach optimized results.

How Long Does Lasik Surgery Last?

Lasik vision correction is a permanent procedure and will improve your vision forever.  However, some regression may occur after treatment in some patients and vision may not remain “perfect,” requiring a touch-up treatment known as “Lasik enhancement.” 

Statistically, the rate of this is low.  About 1-2% of patients will require an enhancement within the first year after initial treatment and roughly 5% of patients will need an enhancement after 5 years. 

What is custom Vario Lasik?

WaveLight Vario Topolyzer is an advanced eye mapping device. The Topolyzer gathers nearly 22,000 points of data on the cornea.

This information and data is seamlessly integrated into The WaveLight EX500 excimer laser for the perfect custom LASIK surgery.

By utilizing the Vario Topolyzer, Dr. Travers can customize Lasik procedures to treat each patient’s specific visual axis as well as utilize iris registration capabilities to have their Lasik treatment applied to the cornea avoiding any cyclo-rotation of the eye.

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