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If you’re like most people, you probably have questions about LASIK eye surgery. At Benjamin Eye Institute, we want our patients to be knowledgeable about the procedures performed at our center, which is why we’ve created this page for frequently asked questions regarding LASIK.

If you have a question not found on this page, or if you would like to schedule a free LASIK consultation at Benjamin Eye Institute, please call us today at 310.507.7988!

LASIK Frequently Asked Questions

Isn't all laser vision correction the same?

No. Many of the discount LASIK centers want you to believe that LASIK should be purchased like a “commodity.” In fact, the following aspects of LASIK matter just as much as the surgery itself:

  • A surgeon’s experience
  • Lasers used during the procedure
  • Diagnostic technology
  • Follow-up care

Laser vision correction will affect the way you see for the rest of your life. You should make your decision to have laser vision carefully, not quickly or based on lowest price. We understand financial concerns that are tied to the cost of LASIK, but our commitment to providing as many Los Angeles residents with 20/20 vision is important to us, that's why we offer zero interest financing for the first 24 months. Be sure to contact our office to learn more about our financing specials and cost breakdown.

Will I have 20/20 vision following laser vision correction procedure?

The goal of any refractive procedure is to reduce your dependence on corrective lenses (glasses or contact lenses). However, we cannot guarantee you will have 20/20 vision as a result. Our commitment to you is that we will not perform laser vision correction on you or anyone we feel does not have a good possibility of achieving independence from glasses or contacts.

Is laser vision correction safe?

There are possible risks with any surgical procedure. Serious complications with LASIK or PRK are extremely rare. The chance of having a vision-reducing complication from LASIK has been documented in clinical studies to be less than one percent. Many of the risks and complications associated with this procedure can be reduced or eliminated through careful patient selection and thorough pre-operative testing using the latest diagnostic technology.

After laser vision correction, you may experience some of the following visual side effects:

  • Dryness
  • Glare
  • Halos
  • Sunbursts

These complications are usually mild and most often diminish over a few days to a few weeks, but there is a slight chance that some of these side effects won’t go away completely. If we decide you are a good candidate for laser vision correction, you will be given additional information about the procedure that will allow you to make an informed decision about whether to proceed. We want to be sure that you have all your questions answered to your satisfaction.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for LASIK?

At Benjamin Eye Institute, we want you to be conformable with your LASIK procedure, and to be completely sure that LASIK is the ideal procedure for you. That’s why we provide patients will free LASIK consultations. Call us at 310.507.7988 or click the banner below to find out how.

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