What is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK eye surgery is a vision correction surgery that utilizes an 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.
If you are considering LASIK eye surgery in Albuquerque, send us an email to schedule your consultation today or call 505-323-0800.
What results can you expect?
Many 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.
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 and Dr. 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 Dr. Bernitsky uses the Alcon WaveLight® refractive technology which combines newer surgical advancements into a LASIK procedure personalized for your ideal vision. If you’re looking for LASIK that’s as unique as you are, the WaveLight® system may be right for you.
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.