What Happens at a LASIK Consultation in Miami?
LASIK vision correction has helped millions of people trade in their glasses and contact lenses for crystal clear vision. The idea of having 20/20 vision – or better – can truly be life-changing. At MedEye Associates, Dr. Harish Raja is our LASIK specialist who performs this amazing procedure on people who are 18 years or older who also meet these requirements:
- Stable vision prescription for at least one year
- Free of eye disease or other interfering vision conditions
- Proper corneal thickness
- Good overall health
This is information that he must gather during a comprehensive eye exam. That’s why we insist that every person who is considering LASIK with us schedule a free LASIK Consultation in Miami. During this hour-long appointment in our office, Dr. Raja and his team:
- Take multiple scans of your eye
- Check the thickness of your cornea
- Look for signs of eye diseases or other conditions
- Gather an overview of your medical history
The thoroughness of these tests is critical to ensuring that this will be a safe and effective procedure for you. For example, if your corneas are very thin, the first step in the LASIK procedure (the creation of the corneal flap) may cause complications as your eyes heal. If this is the case, Dr. Raja will not perform the LASIK procedure on you. The safety of your eyes and your overall vision is just too important. Instead, he may recommend a LASIK alternative that would be more suitable for your eyes while providing similar vision results.
Dr. Raja will take time during the Consultation to help you set realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure, fully explaining the potential risks and benefits of LASIK. Our Consultation is a two-way communication avenue for you. We want you to feel comfortable asking us about any questions you have:
- LASIK costs and financing
- LASIK technologies
- Dr. Raja’s experience
- Vision results for our past patients
- Any other questions or concerns you have
More About LASIK Cost in Miami
One of the first questions we get is, “How much does LASIK cost?” During the Consultation, we will let you know how much your procedure will cost after we have assessed your vision and determined what type of procedure would be appropriate for you. Before you come in for the Consultation, you may want to think about how much you are currently spending on your glasses, contacts and cleaning solutions every year.
Here’s a very basic overview of average costs. Your annual amount for glasses and contacts may be higher or lower.
- Contact Lenses: $250/year
- Glasses: $360/year
- Cleaning Solutions: $200/year
- Estimated Cost Over 10 Years: $8,190 (and you still have poor vision!)
The one-time cost of LASIK is typically much lower than the ongoing costs of lenses. If cost is a concern, we can also discuss ways to make LASIK fit into your budget with CareCredit® financing. If you qualify, you could have LASIK with no money down and pay the procedure off over time with 0% interest financing for up to 36 months.
Equipped with the knowledge you receive during the Consultation, you will know for sure if LASIK is a feasible option – no more wondering! You may want to talk things over with a loved one or think about your budget before deciding to proceed – and that’s fine. We will not pressure you into scheduling the procedure on-the-spot. We simply want you to know your options.
We realize that considering LASIK is a big deal: you may have apprehensions about cost, fear of something going wrong or confusion about technologies. Luckily, our Consultation is a risk-free way to get all of your questions answered.
Make today the day you decide to do something great for your vision – and your life. Schedule your free LASIK Consultation today.