Am I a candidate for LASIK?
How much does LASIK cost?
What kind of payment is required?
Does insurance cover LASIK?
Who performs the LASIK surgery?
What type of training do these doctors have?
Where are the LASIK treatments performed?
What type of laser is used?
Why do people choose LASIK surgery?
Are eye drops required after the LASIK procedure?
Is the LASIK procedure painful?
When will my vision stabilize after LASIK?
Can the LASIK procedure be done on both eyes on the same day?
Will I need glasses after having LASIK surgery?
What are the risks with the LASIK procedure?
Who do I contact to schedule a LASIK evaluation, or for more information about LASIK?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Am I a candidate for LASIK?

A candidate for LASIK must:

  • Be older than 18
  • Be in good health
  • Be free of most eye diseases
  • No change in glasses prescription for one year
  • Have a glasses prescription between:

-1.00 to -14.00 (myopia)
+0.75 to +6.00 (hyperopia)
+0.75 to +4.00 (astigmatism)

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How much does LASIK cost?

The price of LASIK is determined by the type of eye problem treated and the amount of prescription present. Patients may choose different types of follow up plans which vary in price. At Physicians Eye Center, we keep our prices as low as possible.  Please contact us for the most current price.

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What kind of payment is required?

You may choose from a variety of payment plans. We accept most credit cards and bank financing is available.

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Does insurance cover LASIK?

Most insurance companies do NOT cover LASIK. However, Boilermakers and Electrical Union insurance sometimes cover LASIK.

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Who performs the LASIK surgery?

Drs. David Jones and Thomas Furgason.

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What type of training do these doctors have?

Both Drs. Jones and Furgason are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO).  Dr. Jones has been certified to perform LASIK since 1998. Dr. Furgason has been certified to perform LASIK since 2000.

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Where are the LASIK treatments performed?

Treatments are performed in our Owensboro office.  We use  state-of-the-art equipment, including the high-quality VISX S3 laser.

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What type of laser is used?

A state-of-the-art VISX S3 laser is used.  The VISX S3 has many advantages:

  • It is the only laser which allows 3-dimensional tracking
    of eye movements.
  • It utilizes both scanning and flying spot excimer laser
    technology to provide the most efficient treatment available
  • Please visit www.visx.com to learn more about this exciting technology

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Why do people choose LASIK surgery?

The majority of people who choose LASIK surgery wish to become free of their glasses and contact lenses. Many activities such as swimming, skiing, tennis and golf are improved for our patients after LASIK. Some of our patients are unable to tolerate contact lenses; others cannot wear glasses in their profession. Our patients find LASIK makes their lives much easier.

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Are eye drops require after the LASIK procedure?

The LASIK procedure requires antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops
for 5-7 days. Artificial tear drops are used for several weeks after LASIK.

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Is the LASIK procedure painful?

For most people, there is little or no pain associated with the LASIK procedure. Many report it feels scratchy and teary for a few hours after the procedure. In general, strong pain medication is not required.

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When will my vision stabilize after LASIK?

Most people have good vision within 24 hours of LASIK surgery. Their vision further improves and stabilizes over the next 4-6 weeks.

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Can the LASIK procedure be done on both eyes on the same day?

Yes, in most cases.

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Will I need glasses after having LASIK surgery?

Most people will be able to do all or most activities without glasses.  However, people over 40 may still need reading glasses; others may need glasses to drive at night.  Ask us about the options available for treating reading problems with LASIK surgery.

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What are the risks with the LASIK procedure?

As with any surgery, LASIK can have complications. A small percentage of patients may have glare at night, ghost images or a decrease in contrast. A complete review of the risks and benefits of LASIK is always discussed with each patient before surgery.

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Who do I contact to schedule a LASIK evaluation, or for more information about LASIK?

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