What is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK eye surgery is a specific type of vision correction surgery. The generic term for vision correction surgery is refractive surgery or laser eye surgery. In LASIK surgery one of our experienced eye surgeons creates a LASIK flap on the surface of the eye, and then uses a vision correction laser to reshape the surface of the eye so that the eye can focus light properly.
LASIK surgery can correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. In general, most people who LASIK eye surgery achieve good and satisfactory vision, which works well for most activities. The latest research reports 95 percent of patients achieve better than 20/40 vision and more than 85 percent achieve 20/20 or better. In addition, LASIK has an unprecedented 96 percent patient satisfaction rate – the highest of any elective procedure.
What ARE THE benefits of lasik surgery at azar eye clinic?
- Little to no discomfort or pain
- Less dependence on glasses or contact lenses
- Improved vision without glasses or contact lenses
- Very fast recovery (average recovery is 1-5 days)
- No bandages, eye shields, or sutures required
- Followup visits are scheduled with your actual LASIK surgeon
How Much does LASIK Cost?
LASIK eye surgery is a highly individualized and customized treatment. The eye surgeons at the Azar Eye Clinic in Lafayette, LA use multiple eye measurements and advanced tests to customize your LASIK treatment to fit your individual eye shape and characteristics. For these reasons we do not charge one size fits all pricing. The price for your LASIK treatment plan depends on the amount of vision correction required. Our All Laser LASIK pricing starts at $2000 per eye. Our All Laser Advanced Surface Ablation starts at $1500 per eye.
Why Should I Choose Azar Eye Clinic for My LASIK and Refractive Surgery?
Dr. Paul Azar is one of the pioneers of refractive surgery in Louisiana. No other eye clinic in Lafayette, LA or Acadiana has more years of combined experience in refractive surgery than Azar Eye Clinic. LASIK has become synonymous with refractive surgery, but there are actually multiple and different methods of correcting vision. We perform LASIK, all-laser LASIK, wavefront guided LASIK, epi-LASEK, PRK, PTK, and advanced surface ablation. All of these types of treatments are collectively referred to as “refractive surgery”.
Azar Eye Clinic and Laser & Surgery Center of Acadiana are proud to be the first clinic in Louisiana to offer the next generation of laser eye correction, the Technolas Perfect Vision 217-A laser. This FDA-approved excimer laser is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism; as well as, having the advantage of an included eye tracking and iris recognition. The wider treatment zones this laser allows also reduce the risk of night glare and halos.
In order to provide the best patient outcomes, our physicians hold a LASIK roundtable discussion where our four experienced refractive surgeons collectively review each case in-detail to determine the best treatment plan for each patient. Our LASIK surgery center is on-site and attached to our building so there is no traveling for your convenience and safety.
We encourage our patients to research the LASIK procedure through former patients, the internet, and even other doctors. We instruct them to ask as many questions as possible, which can be answered during the exam. The most satisfied patient is one who has realistic expectations and a thorough understanding of the procedure. We welcome the opportunity to inform you of every aspect of laser refractive surgery to help you make an informed decision.
Azar Eye Clinic in Lafayette, LA offers free refractive surgery screenings! To discuss refractive surgery options please call (337) 235-7791 and ask for our LASIK surgery center.