LASIK Eye Surgery
Relying on glasses and contacts to see can be frustrating, limit your activity level, and diminish your quality of life.
The board-certified ophthalmologists at Deen-Gross Eye Centers can improve your vision with LASIK, an incredibly safe refractive surgery.
Why should you consider undergoing LASIK with our doctors in Hobart and Merrillville, IN?
What happens to the eye during LASIK surgery?
Does it have a high success rate?
What types of issues can LASIK address?
LASIK Can Correct:
Are you a candidate for the LASIK procedure?
Sufficient Corneal Thickness
Good Ocular Health
Not Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Laser eye surgery seems intimidating...
You Do Not Need to Be Afraid
Before Undergoing Treatment
Once our team in Merrillville and Hobart has established that you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK, there are certain steps that you should take to prepare for surgery. You should stop wearing contacts in the weeks leading up to your LASIK procedure; these corrective lenses change the shape of your cornea, which can interfere with your results. Our doctors need to be able to properly measure the thickness of your cornea and shape of your optical sphere in order to establish an effective plan for the procedure. Evaluating your eye in its natural, disfigured form will allow out team to properly measure the corneal tissue which lowers your risk for complications during surgery.
Before having LASIK laser eye surgery, you should arrange to have someone drive you to and from the medical facility near our office. Our doctors recommend that patients refrain from using lotions, makeup, and perfumes the day before their surgery.
How does the LASIK procedure work?
What kind of technology is used during the surgery?
Exceptionally Precise Treatment
What steps does the LASIK procedure entail?
What to Expect During Your Visit
Prepare the Eye
It is important to follow your doctor's instructions...
After LASIK Surgery
After surgery, you may experience:
A mild pain reliever may be taken to help ease irritation and we usually prescribe eye drops to help prevent infection and inflammation. It is important to avoid rubbing your eyes as this may damage your corneal flap.
Your eyesight should dramatically improve within 24 hours of treatment and most patients are able to resume activities with minimal restrictions the next day. Typically, you will attend a follow-up appointment within two days of your procedure so that our team can evaluate your progress. Over the next few months, your vision will continue to improve as your eyes heal.
The improvement to your vision may eliminate the need for corrective eyewear...
Is LASIK safe?
One of the Safest Elective Procedures
"Based upon the research into and clinical experience with LASIK, the rate of complications from LASIK eye surgery is estimated to be less than 1 percent, which makes it one of the safest elective surgical procedures available today."
Understanding LASIK Cost
At Deen-Gross Eye Centers our goal is to offer superior vision care at an affordable price. We offer free LASIK screenings to all patients who are interested in undergoing the procedure. If our doctors do not believe that you are a suitable candidate for LASIK, then you will not be charged for the exam. LASIK laser eye surgery costs about $1,800 per eye.
Certain treatment aspects can impact your cost...
LASIK Cost Factors to Consider:
Qualification for Discount
Pre- & Post-Operative Fees
Your Surgeon's Experience
Are there any financing options available?
Affordable Treatment with Financing
We want to make LASIK an option for as many of our patients as possible. To help make the procedure more affordable, we accept financing at our offices in Merrillville and Hobart. CareCredit® financing allows you to make payments over several months, reducing your up-front costs. During your consultation, you can discuss financing in more detail.
Is LASIK a worthwhile investment?
The Benefits of LASIK Justify the Cost
Save Money over Time
If LASIK is not an option for you, there are other solutions that can improve your eyesight...
What Are the Risks of LASIK?
LASIK has an exceptionally low complication rate of less than one percent. However, like any surgical procedure, LASIK does have risks, many of which are temporary, including dry eye and glares or halos. In some cases, flap complications or vision loss may occur.
When Is Re-Treatment Needed?
In rare circumstances, some patients may require re-treatment in cases of over- or under-correction, or if you experience vision changes. However, our board-certified ophthalmologists are dedicated to providing highly precise treatment at our Hobart and Merrillville practice.
How Long Will Results Last?
For many, LASIK results can last a lifetime. However, it is normal to experience minor refractive changes. Typically, this can be accommodated by wearing glasses or contacts for certain activities. For age-related vision changes, you may consider LASIK enhancement.
A Positive Experience
“Dr. Gross was absolutely amazing during my entire LASIK procedure. I am highly satisfied with the entire process. The entire staff is very helpful, patient and caring. I highly recommend this Eye Center. As far as the LASIK procedure, it was quick and painless.. I was back to work the next day!”
Deen-Gross Eye Centers
The team at Deen-Gross Eye Centers is dedicated to providing:
- Advanced solutions in a range of specialties
- State-of-the-art technologies
- The latest techniques and materials
- Superior care with exceptionally trained surgeons
- 24/7 availability
To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (219) 769-8989.
"After wearing glasses my entire life, Dr. Gross corrected my eyesight to better than 20/20 vision."Richard B - St. John, IN