LASIK Frequently Asked Questions

At Adelson LASIK, we take our time in explaining the different treatment options available. When you come in for a free consultation, we’ll confirm your eligibility and recommend a procedure that best suits your needs. We’re also happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about laser vision correction.

LASIK Eligibility

LASIK eye surgery can treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurred vision at near and far distances).

LASIK can generally treat prescriptions anywhere between +6.00 to -12.00.

Yes – our LASIK procedures are designed to treat astigmatic eyes, even ones with high prescriptions.

Yes – so long as your prescription is currently the same as it was before pregnant, then you can safely undergo LASIK while breastfeeding.

No – there’s no reason to wait until you’re done having kids to undergo a vision correction procedure.


At Adelson LASIK, we offer LASIK starting at $499* per eye. But the exact cost of your procedure can vary depending on your prescription and the technology recommended to you based on your individual need and desired visual outcomes. We’ll be able to offer you an accurate estimate when you come in for a free-no-obligation consultation.

Many insurance companies consider LASIK to be an elective procedure, so it’s not usually covered under plans. However, we offer a variety of ways to make LASIK more affordable, including flexible financing plan. It may also be possible to use your HSA/FSA to pay for your procedure. Our team will be able to give you more details when you come in for a free consultation.

Results and safety

LASIK is widely considered to be one of the safest elective medical procedures available. In general, side effects tend to be minimal and temporary. Decades of research has found that complications for LASIK are rare, and in the off chance they do occur, they’re often easy to manage and treat. The majority of patients are satisfied with their post-operative LASIK results.

The changes made to the corneal surface to correct the refractive error are permanent. But LASIK cannot prevent age-related vision changes from occurring.

No, LASIK is not able to get rid of floaters in the eye.

Only a small percentage of people experience prescription changes in pregnancy. But these changes are often temporary and resolve within a few weeks of giving birth or when breastfeeding has ceased.

The Consultation

All you need to bring is your driver’s license and your glasses, if you wear them.

The pre-operative consultation usually lasts between 60 to 90 minutes.

Yes – a patient’s eyes usually need to be dilated at the consultation. However, if you recently underwent a dilated exam, this step may not be required.

No. But you will need to take them out a few days before the LASIK surgery. Our team will give you more information at the consultation.

Surgery Day

Please bring the folder you were given at your consultation. You’ll also need to arrange a ride to take you home following your surgery, as we don’t recommend driving immediately after LASIK.

Yes – they will be applied to the eyes right before the surgery. Anesthetic drops take only 5 seconds on average to take effect.

Our procedures usually last an average of 10 minutes, with the laser used for less than a minute on each eye.

You may experience a mild sensation of pressure while the laser is being used, but there’s often minimal discomfort associated with LASIK surgery. Most patients are surprised by how quick and easy the procedure tends to be.

Post-LASIK Recovery

We’ll give you sunglasses after your surgery, which you’ll be required to wear for the first 24-hours. You should wear sunglasses when going outside in the days and weeks that follow, too. We’ll also give you eye drops and instruction for how to apply them as your eyes heal. You should not apply pressure to your eyes after the surgery.

Most patients start feeling normal within a couple of hours of their procedure, and they’re often back to their normal routine within a full 24-hours.

Most patients can return to work the very next day following their procedure.

Your vision may be blurry immediately after your procedure, so we advise against driving yourself home. Rather, we ask that you arrange to have a ride to take you home from the clinic. However, most patients can resume driving the very next day. Our team will give you the go-ahead when you come in for a post-operative consultation the following day.

Most patients are fine to exercise within a day of their procedure but be careful to keep sweat out of your eyes and not to rub them.