Month: April 2017

LASIK Meaning

The name LASIK is an acronym for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. Let’s break down the meaning of this big name. The word laser is also an acronym. It means light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. In situ is a Latin term meaning in its original position or place; kerato is a Greek-derived prefix meaning… Read more »

Is LASIK Covered by Insurance?

Many health insurance companies consider LASIK an elective procedure. Elective procedures are typically procedures that are optional, nice to have done, but not medically necessary. While LASIK is often considered an elective procedure, there are times when it may be medically necessary. These include: Surgery to correct vision problems caused by an injury. LASIK for… Read more »

Cataracts Under 40

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. As a lens becomes cloudy, vision is impaired. Although most cataracts develop from the natural aging process, cataracts can affect younger people, including those under the age of 40. Even children and young people can develop cataracts. Several factors can cause or contribute… Read more »

Why is Some LASIK Cheap?

If you are considering LASIK, you’ve probably noticed advertisements for low-cost, discount LASIK. While discount LASIK eye surgery may sound enticing, there are numerous reasons to be wary of these so-called “deals.” Let’s review why some LASIK is cheap: Discount LASIK advertisements usually contain fine print regarding the actual cost of the LASIK procedure. Typically,… Read more »

LASIK Consultation Preparation

In order to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, you must first have a thorough, dilated eye exam with a qualified ophthalmologist. This exam is often referred to as a LASIK consultation. Here are a few things to consider for your LASIK consultation preparation: Discontinue Contact Use: It is important for you to stay out of… Read more »