What is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK eye surgery is a vision correction surgery that utilizes and excimer laser to permanently reshape the cornea to improve vision. LASIK may be used to correct vision problems ranging from nearsightedness, to farsightedness, and astigmatism.
There are various types of LASIK eye surgery and advanced technology has reduced potential complications—making LASIK an increasingly accurate procedure with predictable results.
How long does the LASIK procedure take?
LASIK is a quick and painless procedure that takes about 15 minutes for both eyes. The whole office experience takes about 2 hours and friends and family may come and watch in our state-of-the-art facility.
What results can you expect?
Most LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision by the very next day after surgery.
Who is a good candidate for LASIK?
The best way to find out if LASIK is right for you is to come in for a free consultation. You’ll have a very thorough history and eye exam with Dr. Bernitsky, your Albuquerque LASIK Doctor, with all of the testing necessary to determine whether LASIK is right for you! If there’s a reason that LASIK isn’t best for your situation, Dr. Bernitsky will discuss other possible options such as the ICL implantable contact lens, or RLE lens replacement surgery.
If you are considering LASIK eye surgery in Santa Fe or Albuquerque, call 505-323-0800 to schedule your consultation today.
When should you consider LASIK?
When your vision impairment and/or reliance on glasses and contacts is affecting the quality of your life, or the health of your eyes, you may want to consider LASIK eye surgery, or other vision correction procedures. There are many options when it comes to vision correction andDr. Bernitsky can help you choose the best surgery for your eyes and lifestyle.
Is LASIK covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies do not cover LASIK eye surgery, but many offer a discounted price. Check our Affordability page to see if your plan offers a price reduction for LASIK and to learn how you can afford this procedure with our flexible payment options.
What kind of lasers are used in the process?
Dr. Bernitsky is committed to providing New Mexicans with the very safest and best LASIK technology available. In keeping with his commitment he is the first and only physician in New Mexico to offer his patients a second generation blade-free platform – the Ziemer Z4. Blade-free ZLASIK with Z4 in combination with the Custom VISX Star S4 with Iris Recognition provides the safest, most accurate vision correction technology available in the US – proven to provide the very best vision possible!
Dr. Bernitsky is an Albuquerque LASIK surgeon qualified to take care of your total vision needs. He has performed more than 20,000 LASIK procedures in Albuquerque, and was the first New Mexico LASIK surgeon to offer his patients blade-free, all-laser LASIK. He is the only New Mexico surgeon offering the newest, most advanced second generation blade-free technology – the Ziemer Z4 – safer, fewer side-effects, faster recovery.