LASIK Surgery

Get Clear Vision and Improve Your Quality of Life with LASIK Surgery at Hoopes Vision

Are you tired of struggling with glasses or contact lenses? LASIK surgery can improve your vision and quality of life. At Hoopes Vision, we prioritize safety, utilize state-of-the-art technology, and have a team of experienced professionals to guide you. Keep reading to learn more about LASIK surgery and why Hoopes Vision is the best choice for your procedure.

What is LASIK Surgery?

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a procedure used to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. During the procedure, a laser is used to reshape the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, to improve vision.

Benefits of LASIK Surgery

The benefits of LASIK surgery are numerous. The most significant benefit is the significant improvement in vision. Patients who undergo LASIK surgery can expect to experience clearer vision, reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses, and improved quality of life.

Expected Outcomes

Patients who undergo LASIK surgery can expect to see a significant improvement in their vision. Most patients experience an improvement in vision within 24 hours of the procedure, with optimal results achieved within one to three months. The recovery time is relatively short, with most patients able to return to their normal activities within a few days.

During the Procedure

LASIK is a quick and painless procedure where the patient is given numbing drops for comfort. A small flap is made in the cornea with a laser or microkeratome, then the cornea is reshaped with a laser and the flap is replaced. The whole process takes less than 15 minutes, and patients typically spend around two hours in the office.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Fortunately, LASIK eye surgery is not painful. Your surgeon will place numbing eye drops into both eyes right before your procedure. While you may still feel a little pressure during the procedure, you should not feel any pain.

Everyone's eyes are unique, and results from LASIK will be unique and different. Nonetheless, a highly skilled, highly experienced surgeon may be willing to make some assurances to patients based on their confidence with past results. At Hoopes Vision, our See Clearly and Money Back Guarantee was the first of its kind in Utah. It is an assurance of great vision not only now, but in the years and decades to come.

While safety and results should be the primary concerns for anyone seeking freedom from glasses and contact lenses, there's no denying that LASIK and other vision correction procedures can represent a substantial investment. The price of LASIK is an indication of many factors: » The cost of operating the lasers: newer, more advanced lasers have a higher cost per use. » The cost of the diagnostic equipment used to determine a patient's candidacy for LASIK, and the best treatment plan for each patient's unique eyes. » The value a surgeon places on his or her own skills and experience.

Advertised prices around the country vary significantly from $250/eye - $3500/eye with the average being around $2500/eye. Obviously, the cost will be higher for the newer and better lasers and for the laser to make the corneal flap instead of the metal blade microkeratome. Surgeon experience and confidence with his skills are important also. Does anyone really receive the cheap $250/eye? Hardly ever. This is a marketing ploy and deception to attract patients (sometimes called bait-and-switch) and the patient's prescription has to be extremely mild and with no astigmatism (most patients will have some astigmatism). Prices at these places don't include much but can still end up close to what most respected surgeons charge. Life is full of important choices and decisions. However, this is one of those situations where you really do get what you pay for! Would you go to the cheapest surgeon to have heart or brain surgery?

At our office, LASIK expenses are priced at $2450 for each eye, which covers the pre-operative examination, surgical procedure, and 12 months of post-operative care.

Candidacy for LASIK or other laser corrective surgeries is determined by a number of factors including the type and degree of refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia), thickness and shape of the corneal tissue, and the presence or absence of a number of ophthalmic and general health conditions. Many of the eye tests and measurements necessary to determine LASIK candidacy are beyond the scope of a routine eye exam, and all of them require interpretation by a doctor specialized in LASIK surgery. Because of this, LASIK surgery providers generally provide the initial screening tests and consultation free of charge. Some discount centers only use one older corneal scanning/mapping device which many consider outdated. We use four different mapping devices. Each one adds additional valuable information.

Why Choose Hoopes Vision for LASIK Surgery

Hoopes Vision is renowned for excellence in LASIK surgery, with our skilled surgeons performing thousands of successful procedures using advanced technology like the WaveLight Refractive Suite. We prioritize safety through a state-of-the-art surgical suite featuring advanced technology, including a sophisticated air filtration system. Our dedicated team supports patients throughout the LASIK journey, from initial consultation to postoperative care, ensuring the highest level of care and attention at every step.