Is LASIK a good option for me?
LASIK is the one of most common surgical procedures performed in America today. Patients often ask if LASIK is safe and if it is a good idea. The answer is that while there is some small risk associated with any procedure, LASIK is generally very safe. However, this does not mean it is the right option for every patient. There are always benefits and risks to any surgical procedure, and it is important that we open a dialogue about them. It is our commitment to work closely with you in this process to make it as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.
In the vast majority of patients, LASIK reduces or eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses. It does not provide super-human vision, and it is very important that patients have realistic expectations.
The decision to embark on laser vision correction is an exciting one! It is
Dr. Nissman’s job to provide you with all the information necessary to make this decision. At your initial free consultation, Dr. Nissman will perform a complete eye exam to ensure the overall health of your eyes. He will also take detailed measurements of your refractive error.
Following your evaluation with Dr. Nissman, you will be scheduled for a preoperative evaluation at TLC Laser Eye Center located directly across the street from Dr. Nissman’s office. TLC is a large national chain that sets the standard for excellence in refractive surgery, and this is where Dr. Nissman performs his LASIK surgery. At this free no-obligation exam TLC will take additional measurements to ensure that you are a good and safe candidate for the procedure. They will be able to answer many of your questions and will also discuss scheduling and payment options with you.