5 Commonly Asked LASIK Questions We Hear at Consultations

Published by Lance Kugler, MD on September 14, 2012

At Kugler Vision in Omaha, Nebraska, we receive many LASIK questions via e-mail, social networks, phone calls and during patient EyeAnalysis consultation appointments. And we get it! It’s totally natural to have LASIK questions when you’re considering a procedure. At Kugler Vision, we value you and customer service is one of our core values. Your appointment is your time, and we’ll never rush you if you. Our team of LASIK experts will always be happy to answer any questions you may have!

In the meantime, to help you get a jump on your researching, we decided to combine some of the most commonly asked LASIK questions and answer them here on the blog. Get the answers now to five commonly asked LASIK questions during consultations.

The Top 5 Most Popular LASIK Questions

Eye test for Snellen Chart1) How old do you have to be to qualify for LASIK?

  • The FDA has approved LASIK for people over age 18, though a careful and thorough evaluation is required for anyone, at any age, to determine whether LASIK is the best option for you.

2) Is the cost of LASIK worth it in the long run?

  • If price is your primary concern, then you should consider how much you spend every year on glasses, contact lenses, solution, or maybe even extra items like prescription sunglasses or goggles. Compare the cost of these options to LASIK, and you will be surprised at how much you may be saving by making an investment in LASIK. We have helped break down the cost comparison here.

3) How long does LASIK last? Do I need to have it again later?

  • LASIK treatment is designed to last a lifetime, and in most cases that holds true. However human eyes heal at different rates, so for a small percentage of patients an enhancement procedure is needed in the future. Dr. Kugler use sophisticated techniques and technology (including DataLink nomogram software) to reduce the chance of needing an enhancement procedure. These efforts have resulted in an overall enhancement rate between 3-5% for our patients.

4) Can I have LASIK when I’m pregnant?

  • Pregnancy may affect vision in various ways. The glasses prescription may change during pregnancy due to a change in hormones as well as body fluid shifts. These temporary changes mean that the measurements required before LASIK are not as accurate in pregnant women. Therefore, we refrain from performing any type of eye surgery during pregnancy. Learn more about pregnancy and LASIK in our blog post “Can I have LASIK when I am pregnant?

5) Will I need reading glasses after LASIK?

  • Everyone, regardless of whether or not they have had LASIK, experiences a decrease in their ability to see up close once they enter their 40s. This is due to a condition called Presbyopia. People who have had LASIK, however, will continue to see well at a distance even in their 40s! To learn more about presbyopia, go here. These are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions, concerns or would like more information about the topics mentioned above, contact Kugler Vision in Omaha and we would be more than happy to consult with you. You can also check out our LASIK FAQ page on this website.

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What Are You Waiting For? Find Out if LASIK is For You.

So now that you’ve gotten answers to the top five LASIK questions– what are you waiting for? You know you’re tired of the daily hassles, discomfort, and expense of contact lenses and glasses. You deserve crisp, clear vision and we’d love to help you upgrade your view *and* your quality of life! You can start by checking your LASIK candidacy with our easy 60-second self test at the link below. Then, give us a call at 402-558-2211, or book your EyeAnalysis consultation online here. At your appointment, we’ll be sure to devote all the time you need for us to answer every single one of any LASIK questions you may have. We can’t wait to meet you.

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Lance Kugler, MD, is a specialist in LASIK and vision correction surgery and CEO of Kugler Vision. A proud Omaha native, he is passionate about improving lives through clear vision. Dr. Kugler serves on several national boards, and his practice is recognized internationally as a center of excellence. Dr. Kugler is one of the original founders of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an international organization comprised of over 350 of the world’s leading vision correction surgeons; he also served as its first president. In 2019, Dr. Kugler was selected as a TEDx speaker, and delivered a talk in Omaha about the worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness and refractive solutions. Dr. Kugler is an Associate Professor of Refractive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Truhlsen Eye Institute, has been published in many medical journals, and participates in numerous clinical studies to advance the field of vision correction surgery. Additionally, Dr. Kugler is proud to be a Board Certified Fellow of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences. Dr. Kugler and his wife are proud parents to five active kids. When he has a spare moment, he enjoys skiing, tennis, travel, and fine coffee.

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