What you DON’T know about LASIK

Patients are often surprised during their LASIK and PRK consultations by the following tidbits:

1. TWO lasers are usually used to perform LASIK. The first is the Intralase that is used to create the corneal flap. The second is the CustomVUE laser that corrects the unique imperfections of an individual’s eyes.

2. LASIK and PRK only take a few minutes to perform, and it is done in the office surgical suite.

3. Most LASIK patients can drive themselves to their follow-up visit the day after their surgery!

4. Eye Doctors of Washington charges a flat fee for LASIK and PRK. We don’t charge you more for the more advanced Intralase and CustomVUE technology.

5. LASIK and PRK do not prevent the natural changes that occur over time within the eye. That means you may still need reading glasses in middle age and develop cataracts later in life.

6. Having LASIK or PRK now doesn’t preclude you from having cataract surgery in the future. And having cataract surgery now doesn’t preclude you from having LASIK or PRK in the future.

7. You can fly in a plane right after your LASIK or PRK surgery. The changes in pressure will not affect your eye surgery.

8. LASIK is affordable! With the myriad promotions that Eye Doctors of Washington runs and financing, we’re confident we can help you make it work.

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Plaza North
4600 North Park Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Chevy Chase Metro Building at Wisconsin and Western Avenues
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 230
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
8230 Boone Blvd, Suite 125
Vienna, VA 22182
5420 Olney Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20832
1016 16th Street NW
Lower Level 100
Washington, DC 20036
1145 19th St NW
Suite 335
Washington, DC 20036

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