LASIK surgery, or Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, is the world's most popular vision correction procedure. Here at SightMD, we have spent years refining the art of laser vision correction and are confident that we offer the safest, most reliable LASIK surgery procedures on Long Island and beyond. Our professional LASIK surgeons are board-certified and approach each and every procedure with the highest level of care, compassion and technical knowledge possible. We pride ourselves on not only our state-of-the-art technology but also on the decades of cumulative experience that our staff offers to each and every patient. Our goal has always been, and continues to be, to provide the best LASIK Long Island has to offer.
LASIK surgery is a laser vision correction procedure that permanently alters the shape of the cornea. By reshaping the cornea, your LASIK surgeon allows light to reflect properly onto the retina (the light-sensitive patch of tissue at the back of the eye). This means clear vision!
LASIK is a safe, quick and effective way to improve your vision with little to no dependence on glasses and contact lenses. If you are frustrated with the constant maintenance, costs and inconvenience of glasses and contact lenses, LASIK may be for you.
While not everyone is a candidate for LASIK surgery, the millions of people who have undergone the procedure swear by it. The short recovery makes it great for people with active, hectic lifestyles who need to get back to work quickly. Waking up in the morning with clear, crisp vision alone makes the LASIK procedure worth it!
LASIK is best suited for adults with consistent vision prescriptions. While some patients are able to get LASIK at age 18 under the right circumstances, we generally advise against it. The younger you are when you get LASIK, the more likely you are to need an enhancement surgery later on when your eyes grow and change.
A simple test will reveal if your cornea is thick enough for LASIK surgery. If your cornea is too thin, you are at higher risk of LASIK complications. In these cases, we will recommend a vision correction procedure more suited to your needs.
Patients who undergo LASIK surgery experience not only improved eyesight, but also a number of secondary benefits which can lead to an overall higher quality of life. LASIK surgery allows you to see the world around you without the help of glasses and contact lenses. After LASIK surgery, you can expect to experience increased independence, improved self-confidence, and even savings.Benefits of LASIK
What to expect before, during, and after the procedure.
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Interested in LASIK but not sure what to expect? Here at SightMD, we value knowledge and encourage our patients to read as much as they can about the procedure before getting LASIK. Explore this section to find out exactly what you can expect before, during and after LASIK surgery. We are here to answer any questions you may have about LASIK surgery. Just schedule your LASIK consultation and ask away!
During the pre-surgery consultations we will examine your eyes, evaluate your vision, and address any questions or concerns that you might have. This is a pre-screening, and you will answer questions about your eye health and history. This will help our LASIK surgeons determine whether or not you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery!
Our physicians analyze the current state of the patient's vision, check for irregularities in the eye, and evaluate the patient's candidacy for LASIK surgery. You eye health is a major factor when deciding to get LASIK surgery, and it is important to have your eyes thoroughly checked by an eye doctor before getting LASIK.
Preparation is important when it comes to LASIK surgery. Preparing yourself for your LASIK recovery before your surgery date not only reduces stress, but reduces risk. Following the recommendations of our LASIK specialists is the best way to ensure a speedy recovery and the best possible long-term results.
The hour immediately following the surgery can be spent in our luxury suite. Recovery typically takes only 24 to 48 hours. Be sure to follow the aftercare instructions laid out by your LASIK surgeon to reduce the risk of complications and get your best results!
Our LASIK doctors are committed to ensuring our patients enjoy improved vision for life. If you require follow-up treatment to adjust for slight changes to the crispness and clarity of your eyesight, we will provide you with same-technology treatment for no cost.
If you’d like to experience LASIK surgery but are afraid of needing enhancements, our LASIK lifetime commitment is here for you. Contact our office to schedule your LASIK Long Island or Manhattan consultation and feel confident that your results are protected!
Here at SightMD, we understand that the cost of LASIK is enough to send people walking the other way. Well, we’re here to inform you on the cost of LASIK, our financing option, and how LASIK is actually more cost effective than glasses and contacts. We work to make LASIK affordable for everyone. View our payment and financing options.
The cost of LASIK surgery should never hold you back from achieving the clear, crisp vision you deserve. Contact one of our LASIK coordinators today to discuss your concerns about LASIK pricing and payment, and we’ll do everything we can to get you to your vision goals!