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LASIK Eye Surgery at SightMD New Connecticut

Why Choose SightMD CT for LASIK

We make a promise to provide the best possible experience to everyone who visits our centers. From the moment you walk through the door and sit down for your first consultation, to when you leave our office holding the glasses you no longer need, our team is right there with you.

With SightMD CT, you get:

  • Our team was the first LASIK provider in Connecticut
  • 25+ years of LASIK means experience you can trust
  • Three convenient locations across Central Connecticut
  • A dedicated surgery suite built for your comfort

Your eyes are in good hands with SightMD—that’s our promise to you.

Dr. Steve Tu

Meet Your LASIK Surgeon

Steve Tu, DO

Dr. Steven Tu is a highly skilled ophthalmologist and laser eye surgeon who’s been serving the Hartford community since 2001. Dr. Tu was born and raised in the hills of New Jersey, and enjoys travelling and skiing.

Learn More About Dr. Tu

“Both the assessment provided for LASER Vision Surgery as well as the in-depth information on preparing for the surgery are comprehensive and outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend [SightMD CT]. The staff is highly skilled, extremely competent, knowledgeable, and professional”

What does LASIK feel like?

The LASIK procedure only lasts 15 minutes but can vary from patient to patient, and patients typically feel mild pressure in the eyes. Your doctor will administer numbing drops into your eyes, and will talk you through the entire surgery to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible. Blinking during LASIK is nothing to be concerned about since during LASIK, a device is used that gently holds your eye open so you don’t have to think about it.

Are LASIK results permanent?

LASIK can last anywhere from 10 years up to a lifetime. While LASIK is known for its permanence, there are a limited number of cases where some nearsightedness, farsightedness and or astigmatism can return over time. The reason being that nothing can prevent natural changes that your eyes go through over time.

How much does LASIK cost?

While LASIK can seem expensive, we offer payment and financing options such as CareCredit to help fit your budget. Learn More about Paying for Your Care . At SightMD you will be provided with a free consultation to effectively determine your eligibility.

Is LASIK covered by insurance?

There are some insurances that will reimburse for a portion of the surgery, however LASIK is an elective surgery and typically not covered by insurance. At SightMD, we offer financing options through CareCredit to help fit your budget.

What does LASIK fix?

LASIK is performed to fix the refractive errors of nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia and astigmatism.

Are you awake during LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK eye surgery is unique in that it doesn’t require general anesthesia; actually, it’s essential for you to be awake during the procedure. 

Are there any restrictions before and after surgery?

Prior to surgery day there are no restrictions (except for not wearing contact lenses). After Surgery it is important to take the following precautions:

  • 1 week: no flying, no eye make up, no strenuous activity/working out
  • 2 weeks: No swimming underwater

What is recovery like?

Some mild discomfort may occur immediately following the procedure, and full recovery typically takes only 24 to 48 hours. After your surgery, the best thing you can do is go home and rest!

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