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Are you tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses?

With LASIK, you can have clear vision without the need for corrective lenses.

LASIK is a popular refractive surgery that’s a good option for many patients. If you’re interested in LASIK, make an appointment with the team at Maryland Eye Care Center in Hyattsville, Maryland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is LASIK?

LASIK is an acronym for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. It’s a popular refractive laser eye surgery that corrects myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. LASIK reshapes the cornea of your eye to change the way light focuses on your retina.

Myopia, or nearsightedness, occurs when you can’t see things clearly at a distance. Hyperopia is the opposite of myopia and occurs when things close up are blurry. These common eye conditions make your vision blurry, but LASIK corrects them, usually negating the need for contacts or glasses.

Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

Patients who are 18 or older and have healthy eyes are often good candidates for LASIK. Because LASIK reshapes your eye by removing tissue from the cornea, it’s important that you have adequately thick corneas.

To determine if you’re a good candidate for LASIK, the Maryland Eye Care Center team performs an eye exam. They talk with you about the benefits and risks associated with this elective procedure.

If LASIK isn’t right for you, another procedure may be an option. PRK (photo-refractive keratectomy), ICL (implantable collamer lens), and refractive cataract surgery may work for patients who aren’t good candidates for LASIK.

What are the benefits of LASIK?

LASIK offers many benefits for individuals seeking freedom from glasses or contact lenses. It improves vision without the need for corrective eyewear, enhancing daily activities such as sports and driving. With a quick recovery time and minimal discomfort, LASIK offers long-term cost savings compared to purchasing and maintaining glasses or contacts. Additionally, many patients experience immediate visual improvement post-surgery, allowing them to enjoy clearer vision and increased self-confidence.

Can I have LASIK if I have astigmatism?

Yes! With our advanced technology, astigmatism can be corrected just as nearsightedness and farsightedness can be corrected.

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All-Laser LASIK Step-By-Step

The procedure is quick and most patients have very little to no discomfort at all during the procedure.

Eye drops are used prior to the procedure to numb your eyes and you may also be given a mild medication to help you relax.

Step One

The safety and precision of the femtosecond laser is used to quickly and painlessly create a corneal flap to prepare the eye for the treatment.

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Step Two

An excimer laser applies a beam of light, which gently reshapes the cornea allowing images to be more sharply focused on the retina.

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Step Three

Finally, the protective flap that was created in Step One is gently placed back in position & begins to heal immediately.

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Most patients see well enough to drive, return to work, and perform most normal activities the first few days after their procedure.

A Lifetime Of Savings

Let’s face it, the cost of glasses and contacts, cleaners and solutions adds up over time. In fact, it can be downright expensive, not to mention inconvenient.

Over their lifetime, the average person spends a small fortune on glasses and contacts. Depending on your prescription your contacts and glasses can cost approximately $29,000 over your lifetime!*

Kick glasses and contacts to the curb for less than your cable or cell phone bill each month!*

With our financing plans and your ability to use your FSA/HSA, laser vision correction has never been more affordable! Stop throwing money away and invest in something you can see everyday.

Call Maryland Eye Care Center today to see if you are a good candidate!

*Costs are estimates and provided for comparison purposes only. Your personal cost will vary.

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LASIK can give you crisp, clear vision without wearing glasses or contacts.

To find out if LASIK is right for you, talk to the team at Maryland Eye Care Center.

Call the office or request an appointment online today.

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