How To Finance LASIK Eye Surgery

How To Finance LASIK Eye Surgery

Although LASIK eye surgery is more affordable in the long-term than eyeglasses or contact lenses, the single cost of the procedure can put many potential candidates off from achieving near perfect vision. Here are some ways to consider in financing your LASIK procedure: • Use your tax refund: State and federal tax refunds can be a great help in affording LASIK. What better use for your refund than investing in yourself. • Personal savings: While this is the simplest way to get laser eye surgery, it is often a good way to save over time in small amounts. However, this also means that you may have to put off surgery for months. • Credit card: We also offer Wells Fargo Health Advantage® credit card, which provides special payment terms through approved credit. • Medical insurance: While most health plan providers do not cover LASIK, The Laser Center of Coral Gables is able to offer significant benefits to TruVision members, which allows you to have LASIK at a significant discount. Affordable LASIK Eye Surgery From Leading Surgeons In Miami At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we offer a wide range of attractive financing plans that will help you afford LASIK or any other eye surgery. By partnering with TruVision and Wells Fargo Health Advantage credit card holders, we allow participating health plan members to receive significant discounts and special financing on their LASIK procedure. If you have any questions about our laser eye surgery procedures, our doctors, our financing plans or the state-of-the-art technology we use, please contact us today and book your free eye...

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What Health Conditions Can Disqualify You From LASIK Eye Surgery?

What Health Conditions Can Disqualify You From LASIK Eye Surgery?

Enjoying the best results from LASIK eye surgery is only possible if you meet the criteria needed to qualify for this procedure.  Some health conditions can compromise your results and exclude you as a candidate.  Here is some insight into these conditions from eye surgeons at The Laser Center of Coral Gables. Autoimmune diseases: Generally, people with autoimmune diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Addison’s disease, face greater risk when undergoing any surgery, including LASIK.  Due to their compromised immune system, they face a more likely chance of developing infections and dry eye, as well as taking a longer time to heal.  While this will not disqualify you automatically, surgeons will take it into account on a case by case basis and make their expert recommendation on what is best for each patient. Diabetes: This health condition can create complications within the eye, resulting in weakened and leaking blood vessels, a weakened immune system, poor healing and the risk of operative and postoperative complications.  As with autoimmune patients, surgeons will examine each case individually to decide if LASK will be safe and successful for you. Glaucoma: This is an eye condition where increased pressure in the eye affects the shape of the eye, thereby affecting your vision.  Changes in this pressure can distort the readings and measurements that surgeons require in order to accurately perform the LASIK surgery. Pregnancy or breastfeeding: While this is not a health condition in the traditional sense, it is important to know that this will likely disqualify you for LASIK temporarily.  Hormones released during this time can affect your vision, making measurements and readings for the procedure inaccurate.  However, your doctor can advise you as to when your hormone levels will return to pre-pregnancy levels so that you can qualify for the procedure. Speak to a LASIK eye surgeon for a free eye exam and more insight into your treatment options At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we offer a wide range of attractive financing plans that will help you afford LASIK or any other eye surgery.  By partnering with TruVision and Wells Fargo Health Advantage, we allow participating health plan members to receive significant discounts and special financing on their LASIK or laser eye surgery procedure. If you have any questions about our laser eye surgery procedures, our doctors, our financing plans or the state-of-the-art technology we use, please contact us today and book your free eye...

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Three Signs That You Could Be A Candidate for Cataract Eye Surgery

Three Signs That You Could Be A Candidate for Cataract Eye Surgery

As we get older, we may start to see our vision deteriorating and may even wonder if we could have cataracts.  How would you know if you require eye surgery?  At The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we are South Florida’s largest and most respected surgery center.  We offer a range of surgical solutions for all sorts of eye conditions.  But, what are the  signs that you may be a candidate for eye surgery to treat your cataracts. First, what are cataracts? This is an eye condition where over time the eye lens becomes more and more blurred, interfering with your vision.  It is a condition that usually affects older people and is caused by a range of other health issues including obesity, diabetes, hypertension and even simply a family history of the condition. 1. You’ve identified whether you have cataracts symptoms Before rushing off to see a doctor, start looking out for the signs of cataracts.  These include clouded or blurry vision, difficulty seeing at night which steadily gets worse, light sensitivity, double vision (in one eye), frequently having to change your glasses or contact lens prescription and/or the fading of colors.  If you are over the age of 55, you are more at risk,  and if you have any of the above mentioned health issues, you need to be aware that cataracts may develop.   2. A doctor has diagnosed cataracts We offer free eye exams, so if you feel you have any of the above symptoms, make an appointment and get checked out.  You will be advised on whether or not you have cataracts and whether or not surgery is an option for you.   3. Your symptoms are affecting your life If you can get by with glasses or contact lenses, then you probably don’t need surgery.  However, cataracts get worse over time and sooner or later, you will not be able to carry out your basic, everyday tasks due to your deteriorating vision.   If you feel you could possibly have cataracts, then contact us.  We offer corrective laser surgery for eyes, including LASIK and implantable contact lenses, as well as much...

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Your Laser Eye Surgery Guide To Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

Your Laser Eye Surgery Guide To Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

Our Miami laser eye surgery specialists are dedicated to helping patients achieve the best vision possible.  Our goal is to have you free from contact lenses and glasses forever.  There are several different types of laser eye surgery procedures available.  Maybe you’ve have heard about corneal collagen cross-linking, but aren’t sure what it is.  Here is some more information about this relatively new procedure: Corneal collagen cross-linking aims to stabilize the cornea and stop the progression of irregular corneal changes known as ectasia. Corneal ectasia manifests in several ways including corneal thinning, steepening of the front and back corneal curvatures and irregular astigmatism.  Ectasia is commonly caused by the progressive disorder known as keratoconus. Corneal collagen cross-linking works by using riboflavin eye drops and UV light to strengthen the collagen structure of the cornea. Our Miami Eye Specialists Help Keep Your Eyes in Optimal Health For more information about corneal collagen cross-linking, if you would like to make a booking for a laser eye surgery consultation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today.  Discover why so many people visit our us when seeking to achieve better vision and keep their eyes healthy.  We look forward to hearing from you. Back to laser eye surgery...

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Four Myths About LASIK busted By Miami Eye Specialists

Four Myths About LASIK busted By Miami Eye Specialists

Are you considering having LASIK in Coral Gables but are confused by the amount of information on the procedure?  Our doctors are here to separate fact from fiction.  At The Laser Center of Coral Gables we have helped thousands of people achieve great vision and become free from contact lenses and glasses permanently.  Millions of people across the world enjoy a more convenient and hassle-free lifestyle thanks to LASIK and if you want to find out if you’re a candidate, our eye specialists are happy to help.  Here are four common myths about LASIK: You can go blind from LASIK surgery.  During the LASIK procedure only the front surface of the eye is affected and serious complications are extremely rare.  No one has ever gone blind from LASIK surgery. LASIK is painful.  Before the procedure starts you’ll be given numbing eye drops that keep your eyes comfortable.  The procedure lasts an average of fifteen minutes and if you’re feeling a little nervous, your doctor may be able to give you a mild sedative to help you relax. LASIK is expensive and unaffordable.  Talk to your eye doctor about the cost of LASIK and compare it with the cost of constantly purchasing contact lenses and replacing your glasses.  LASIK proves to be a more affordable option over time and at The Laser Center of Coral Gables, we offer many payment plans. LASIK only corrects nearsightedness and is not suitable for people with astigmatism or farsightedness.  Actually, LASIK can correct all three of these refractive errors. Schedule a LASIK consultation at our eye surgery clinic today For more information about LASIK, to book a consultation, if you would like information about the cost of laser eye surgery, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today.  Discover why so many people in Coral Gables come to us for LASIK.  We look forward to hearing from...

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