A Brief LASIK FAQ Guide

Those who are doing their research on LASIK Los Angeles ask themselves some of the same questions. While choosing to get LASIK is a self-empowering decision, it can also serve as a particularly confusing time full of uncertainties. That is why we are here to help provide you with a surface-level understanding of what the best laser eye surgery in Los Angeles can achieve for you and how it can help you live a happier and more fulfilling life.

Which eye conditions can LASIK correct?

  • Myopia  – (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism – The imperfection of the curvature of the eye.

Is LASIK a one-time surgery? Are the results permanent?

The answer is not black and white because this will vary from person to person. While LASIK can last for the rest of some patients’ lives, others may require an additional surgery 10 years down the line. There are a variety of factors that can come into play, such as a person’s age and pre-existing medical state. Though, in most cases, a majority of LASIK surgeons in Los Angeles will not perform another surgery until 5 years after the initial one.

Does LASIK hurt?

No. Although patients may become intimated when they hear any talk about lasers, this procedure has been approved by the FDA to ensure a painless and productive surgery.

Can I get surgery on both eyes on the same day?

Yes. Most of the time, LASIK patients will undergo surgery on both eyes on the same day.

Can I drive myself to the appointment?

No. You must be transported to the appointment by someone you trust.

Can my health insurance cover the cost of the surgery?

LASIK is considered a cosmetic procedure, so it is not likely to be covered by insurance.

What is the recovery time required after the procedure is completed?

You should plan to take at least the day after LASIK off from work. Most patients can return to their normal lives two days after the procedure, but the doctor may set your recovery period to last a few more days depending on your individual circumstances. Generally speaking, however, you should not expect to take more than 2 days off.

Will I be able to experience immediate results?

You will be able to have clearer vision after the procedure is completed, but you should not expect full results until the proceeding weeks. That is why you cannot drive right after the surgery.

Can I be denied LASIK?

Unfortunately, yes. While LASIK technology is a truly wonderful thing, it is not right for everybody. Those with unstable vision, dry eyes, autoimmune diseases, women who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, and children under the age of 18 do not qualify. Please be completely honest about your medical history with the doctor, as not doing so can lead to dire consequences.

Dr. Moosa is among the best LASIK surgeons in Los Angeles and is more than qualified to answer any of your questions regarding the procedure as well as put any concerns or fears you have at ease. Please schedule a consultation appointment at our Los Angeles LASIK practice today by giving our Encino office a call at (866) 923-9235.