Questions About LASIK By William Goldstein on June 16, 2015

Many people want to undergo LASIK surgery, but they have some doubts and questions about the procedure, which is understandable. Dr. Goldstein will try to answer some of them in this FAQ about LASIK surgery.

I am under 18 years of age. Can I undergo LASIK?

The ideal age to undergo LASIK is 21 years. It is because by that time, the refraction of your eyes would have stabilized. The health of your eye and the stability of its refraction is more important than your age. Having said that, many people aged 18 also undergo LASIK Detroit.

How much does LASIK surgery cost?

The average cost for LASIK eye surgery is $2000 per eye, but again there are different types of LASIK procedures and the final cost will depend on the procedure you undergo. Our center uses the VISX Star S4 Excimer Laser technology to treat LASIK  Detroit patients.

I have high diopters. Can I undergo LASIK?

In such case, an evaluation by your doctor will tell you whether you are fit to undergo LASIK. For high diopter levels of nearsightedness, Dr. Goldstein recommends the VISIAN  implantable contact lens.

I am older than 50. Can I undergo LASIK?

If your vision is stable and you do not have any other eye problems, then there is no reason why you cannot undergo LASIK. Many older patients are also getting LASIK done these days, so age is not a problem.

Will LASIK give me perfect vision?

There is a chance that LASIK may not give you perfect 20/20 vision. According to a 2008 report by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the worldwide satisfaction rate for LASIK surgery is 95.6 percent. No doubt the satisfaction rate has increased by now because newer technologies are available.

I have a detached retina. Can I undergo LASIK?

No, if you have a detached retina, you are not eligible for LASIK. You first need to get the condition treated. Then take an opinion from a retina surgeon whether you can undergo LASIK. You can also speak to Dr. Goldstein for more information about it.

How long does the affect of LASIK last?

LASIK is a permanent procedure. So the answer to the question is that it probably lasts for decades. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Some people may need a second LASIK procedure to correct residual power. Some LASIK patients also become presbyopic, which is a normal conditionassociated with aging. This condition leads to a decrease in reading vision.

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Dr. William S. Goldstein

Laser Eye Care Center

William S. Goldstein, MD, has been practicing laser eye surgery since 1991. He was one of the first doctors to offer advanced eye care in all of Michigan and is a member of several prestigious organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

If you are ready to enhance your vision, call our office at (586) 323-2020 or request a consultation online.

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