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Category: LASIK

How Much Will LASIK Really Cost Me?

Cost is one of the most important factors for patients when it comes to planning for LASIK eye surgery. Of course, LASIK is not covered by most insurance companies. There are a few who offer member-based discount prices. To find out if your insurance offers a member discount for LASIK, call the customer service line…. Read More

Looking For LASIK Financing Options?

The thought of paying for LASIK eye surgery may seem overwhelming at first. Insurance isn’t going to cover LASIK because LASIK surgery is an elective procedure. If you’re like most people, you can’t pay for the full cost of LASIK up front. Does this mean you are out of options? Of course not! Read on… Read More

The Top Three LASIK Fears

Did you know that LASIK surgery is one of the most performed surgeries? LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery that corrects vision. This is accomplished by creating a flap in the cornea. After the flap creation, an excimer laser reshapes the cornea. It sounds pretty complicated, but the entire process only takes about… Read More

How Do I Choose Between LASIK Or PRK?

Did you know that LASIK eye surgery is almost identical to PRK? If a patient qualifies as a candidate for both LASIK surgery and PRK, why would they choose one over the other? Keep reading to learn more about these similar procedures! The Differences Between LASIK And PRK When it comes to LASIK and PRK,… Read More

6 Tips For Considering Bladeless LASIK

If you’re considering LASIK to gain freedom from a life with glasses or contacts, it’s important to know as much as possible about the procedure. This means asking your LASIK surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants if you could be a good candidate for bladeless LASIK! What Is LASIK? LASIK is an acronym for laser-assisted in-situ… Read More

10 Things You Need to Know Before LASIK Surgery

LASIK surgery can be a life-changing experience, but it’s important to arm yourself with knowledge of the basics — surgery cost, recovery time, risks, and aftercare — before undergoing the procedure. Here are 10 things to know before having LASIK surgery: Know Your Surgeon Research your options. Look for an experienced, board-certified ophthalmologist. Be sure… Read More

Wearing Makeup After LASIK Surgery

If you’re like many people, wearing makeup makes you feel more confident and it’s a great way to be creative on a daily basis. Where many makeup-wearers fall short, however, is in their makeup hygiene. Many people don’t think about all of the bacteria their makeup and tools can harbor over time. This can be… Read More

Can People With Severe Myopia Get LASIK?

Myopia is one of the most common vision problems in the world. In fact, by 2050, nearly 5 billion people will be myopic. Not many people understand what myopia is or how it can affect other aspects of your life (including your LASIK candidacy). What Is Myopia? Myopia is a refractive error that makes it difficult to… Read More

“The Laser Will Burn My Eyes” and Other LASIK Myths

Here at Minnesota Eye Consultants, we value our patients and want them to feel safe and comfortable while in our care. That’s why we like to periodically take some time to bust common LASIK myths. We find that the more a patient knows about what happens during the procedure, how it works, and what happens during recovery,… Read More

VIDEO: Listen to What Our Patients Are Saying

Our mission is to preserve, restore, and enhance vision through research, teaching and providing the highest quality medical and surgical care to patients. We keep these goals in mind each and every day as we set forth to care for our patients. Our hope is that you truly feel our warmth, determination and compassion at… Read More