The holidays can be the perfect opportunity to show your loved one just how much they mean to you with the simplest of gestures: a gift. But it can be difficult to find the perfect present, especially when you want to give someone a gift that’s long-lasting and capable of changing their life for the better.
If you have someone in your life who’s constrained by contacts or glasses, LASIK is the gift that keeps on giving. At LASIK of Nevada, we’ve improved the vision of numerous patients who received their LASIK procedure as a present, and we can safely say that receiving the gift of clear sight without having to rely on corrective eyewear is in the running for “the best gift ever.”
Whenever you think about investing in a gift, it’s reasonable to compare the cost and the lasting benefits. In other words: “Is LASIK worth it?”. If you’re considering giving the gift of LASIK, you only have to look to the remarkably high rate of patient satisfaction for the answer to this question.
LASIK eye surgery is the most popular elective procedure in the history of medicine. But how did the procedure become so sought after? It’s simple: LASIK is worth it. If you wear eyeglasses or contacts, you understand the daily hassle and upkeep that’s required to keep your sight clear and your eyes healthy. LASIK decreases the reliance on bothersome and tedious eyewear, enabling you to give the simple gift of better vision.
Laser eye surgery can also alleviate the lifelong expenses associated with wearing glasses and contacts. Over the years, glasses and contact expenses add up, far surpassing the one-time cost of LASIK. So, not only will LASIK improve quality of life, it can decrease costly, life-long expenditures on glasses, contacts, and the accompanying, annual appointments with your eye doctor.
When you’re considering purchasing a gift for someone you care about, the price will be a factor. How much does LASIK cost? There’s no easy answer to this question because the cost of LASIK varies between patients, depending on several factors. For example, if you have a higher prescription to start, you will require a greater degree of vision correction, meaning that the cost of the procedure will be higher than it would be for someone who has a lower vision prescription.
To receive an accurate LASIK cost estimate, prospective patients should complete a LASIK consultation with one of our Las Vegas eye surgeons. But, no matter what LASIK costs, many consider the value of experiencing life clearly without relying on glasses and contacts to be priceless.
At LASIK of Nevada, we believe that LASIK is truly a life-changing procedure that should be available to all who would benefit from vision correction, no matter their budget. Our goal to make sure that financial considerations are not a deciding factor in whether or not someone chooses LASIK — that’s why we offer multiple Las Vegas LASIK Financing options, including:
Our LASIK surgery is designed to improve refractive errors, including hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), and astigmatism, for the long-term. This means that unless you develop eye conditions or your prescription changes over the years, the results of your surgery will last a lifetime.
At LASIK of Nevada, not only do we provide LASIK, we also offer PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). While LASIK creates a flap in the cornea in order to reshape the eye, PRK doesn’t. In PRK, some of the top layer is rubbed off before the procedure occurs and allowed to regrow after.
This is important, because not everyone will be a candidate for LASIK. If a person has a vision prescription that’s too severe, or an issue with the thickness of their corneas, for example, LASIK won’t be the best path to better vision. By offering PRK as well, we’re able to provide vision correction to more people than we would if we only offered LASIK.
You already know that providing your loved one with better vision as a holiday gift would make improve their life — but, is LASIK safe?
Since its FDA-approval in 1999, around 10 million Americans have had LASIK. The technology and surgical procedures used in LASIK have improved year after year, further increasing the safety of laser vision correction. In addition, there are approximately 7,000 (and counting) peer-reviewed studies that validate LASIK’s standing as an extremely low-risk procedure.
Plus, wearing contacts carries a higher risk than laser vision correction. Regular contact lens wearers have five times the chance to develop eye infections than those who receive LASIK. This is because inserting a foreign piece of plastic into your eye everyday can cause infections, bacterial irritation, altered corneal thickness, corneal ulcers, micro-cysts, and other complications.
The safety and effectiveness of LASIK surgery depends largely on the provider you choose. Because you’ll want to ensure that your gift delivers the best results possible, here are some things to take into consideration when looking into LASIK providers:
The experience and expertise of your LASIK surgeon can make all the difference in your visual results. For example, when you choose LASIK of Nevada for your procedure, you only have to look to the credentials of our doctors to know that your procedure will be safe.
Our board-certified LASIK surgeon, Richard C. Rothman, M.D., has completed over 65,000 successful laser refractive procedures throughout his career. In addition, our doctors and staff have over half a century of combined experience producing life-changing vision outcomes for patients in Las Vegas. We know how to care for both you and your eyes, and are determined to ensure that you receive a positive experience and long-lasting results.
LASIK technology has made great strides throughout the years, but not every LASIK provider uses the most advanced technology available. To experience the results you’re looking for, you want to choose a LASIK provider who uses some of the latest and most innovative equipment.
At LASIK of Nevada, we make it a point to carry out procedures using cutting-edge surgical instruments and technology. Before surgery even begins, we evaluate the characteristics of a patient’s eyes using comprehensive diagnostic equipment. We even offer DNA testing that helps inform our surgeons about a patient’s eye health and risk for disease.
During the actual LASIK procedure, we provide patients with multiple LASIK technology options. Our all-laser LASIK maximizes safety and comfort while our extremely precise Wavefront technologies ensures that LASIK of Nevada is able to offer optimal vision results with the lowest recovery time.
Industry-leading technologies we’re proud to offer include:
Using only the industry’s best equipment gives us the ability to further reduce the time and risk associated with your LASIK procedure.
There’s no better year than 2020 to finally experience clear vision, and scheduling a vision correction procedure before the end of 2019 means the chance to start the new year with 20/20 eyesight.
LASIK surgery typically only takes a few minutes per eye, while your entire visit to our office will last only a few hours. After surgery, all you have to do is have someone drive you home, follow our simple post-operative care instructions, and rest. At LASIK of Nevada, our patients are often back at work the day after their surgery.