Is LASIK safe?
Yes, LASIK is extremely safe, especially when performed by experienced, trained professionals such as the doctors at Vold Vision. LASIK is one of the most popular elective surgeries in the U.S. About 700,000 successful LASIK surgeries are performed each year with a complication rate of less than 1%.
Does it hurt?
Because the cornea is numbed or anesthetized with a topical drop, patients report little to no discomfort during the procedure. Some patients experience a gritty, scratchy sensation and sensitivity to light for
– LASIK/SMILE: 24-28 hours (light sensitivity may continue for some patients for 4-6 weeks)
We ask everyone to go home and take a nap immediately after his or her procedure. For any discomfort that remains after your nap, Advil or Tylenol is usually sufficient.
– LASEK: 3-4 few days (light sensitivity may continue for some patients for 4-6 weeks)
When can I return to work?
Are there any risks?
As with any surgery, laser vision correction involves a degree of risk. Dr. Vold gives patients the information regarding those risks and answers any questions that they may have. Results of clinical studies indicate that the chances of having a vision-reducing complication are less than 1 percent. Recent studies have suggested that Laser Vision Correction is safer than wearing contact lenses.
Will Laser Correction Work?
If you are over 21 with healthy eyes, have a stable prescription and are not pregnant or breastfeeding, you are probably a great candidate for Laser Vision Correction. Our laser corrects the highest prescription range in the region as well as astigmatism, so even if you were told that you were not a candidate in the past or at another center, you may be able to have Laser Vision Correction at Vold Vision.
Will I need to wear glasses?
Patients who have undergone Advanced Laser Vision Correction at Vold Vision typically no longer need glasses for their daily activities. However, if you’re over 40 and did not elect for a MonoVision procedure, in most cases you will need reading glasses because presbyopia, the natural aging process of the eye. Clear Lens Exchange may be a better procedure alternative for patients over 40 who wish to also say good-bye to reading glasses.
How long does it last?
Laser Vision Correction corrects your current prescription, so it should be expected to last until there is a vision change – such as a cataract or the natural aging process of the eye (this condition, presbyopia, typically occurs in your mid-40s) when you may need reading glasses. There are other forms of correction that can be offered at that time such as Clear Lens Exchange or Premium Cataract Surgery to correct this and achieve clear vision for near, intermediate and far vision. You do not typically need Laser Vision Correction a second time – however, should you need a ‘touch-up’ or enhancement due to any over or under-healing it is complimentary the first year after your procedure. This is almost never necessary and typically occurs if a patient has not followed their post op instructions or taken their drops diligently.
What is the Difference?
LASIK: A flap is made on the surface of your eye, a second laser reshapes your cornea.
SMILE: A small laser opening is made on the surface of your eye, a thin layer just below your eye’s surface is removed.
LASEK: The epithelium is removed, a second laser reshapes your cornea and the cells of your eye are re-generated.
Need to be out of contacts?
For your initial consultation, you do not need to be out of contacts in advance. You should quit wearing your contacts for 7-10 days (for soft contact lenses and longer for hard lenses unless the doctor instructs you otherwise) before the pre-op and procedure (typically the same day).
What if I blink?
During the procedure, a device will gently hold your eyelids open, which will prevent you from blinking. In addition, the laser we use involves advanced eye-tracking technology. Every laser pulse is completely controlled from its generation to the point when it contacts the cornea with utmost precision. To further enhance the safety and precision of your treatment, we use an advanced high-speed eye tracker to follow the eye’s fastest movements.
Physician letter for work?
Of course! We will be happy to prepare any correspondence necessary for your place of employment.
How Much Does it Cost?
Does Insurance Cover it?
Typically, no. There are certain plans that will contribute 5 – 20% towards the total cost, so ask us about your insurance plan.
Is There a Warranty?
Should you need an Enhancement (see above) it is complimentary during first 12 months and offered at a discounted rate schedule after that.
Laser Vision FAQs Reviews
"I had really impaired vision and was not a candidate for Lasik. I was concerned that my vision could not be corrected. Dr. Vold and his staff determined I was a good candidate for the Clear Lens Replacement. Dr. Vold and his staff were extremely thorough and attentive with the pre-op exams, surgeries and follow up appointments. The surgeries were very successful and I am amazed at my vision. I am an artistic person so I am really impressed with how intense and beautiful colors are to me now!"- J.P. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
"Had LASIK done on 3/25, seeing better than ever on 3/26. John and Karen took great care of me and checked on me with every visit. Best experience I’ve ever had."- B.B. / Google / Mar 26, 2021
"Went for Lasik. I was at -2.55 for both eyes. Started seeing good again after. Been 20/15 after procedure. Best thing to have gone for and they treat you well during the whole process instead of others who shove you onto a room and let you wait till the operation. They will come and periodically see if you need something while waiting."- F.D. / Google / Apr 07, 2021
"Awesome experience at vold vision of Fayetteville. I drove 2 1/2 hours to go here for lasik smile, I would recommend everyone to do so also. I have read the bad reviews about wait times, but let’s be real if you want quality/great service at times you will have to sacrifice time because they are busy! I would rather wait a long time to see one of their doctors than go anywhere else. Great job, great customer service! Awesome experience! Can’t thank them enough!"- M.P. / Yelp / Jun 11, 2021
"Best choice I have made was to have Lasik. You won’t be disappointed. From the check in to surgery to post op, best care. Staff is so informative and kind. They make sure you are comfortable the entire time. Love my life without glasses!"- S.C. / Facebook / Jul 07, 2021
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