Are you considering vision correction options that go beyond glasses and contact lenses? Chances are you’re exploring LASIK eye surgery. In Fresno, EMC is home to one of the leading corneal and laser vision correction surgeons in the field, Dr. Mehdi Ghajar.
Laser vision correction, LASIK & PRK, are safe and effective procedures in the hands of an experienced & specialized surgeon. They are the most popular elective procedures performed in the world. So, are you a good candidate for LASIK? Not everyone considering the procedure should have it, and a thorough exam needs to be performed by an ophthalmologist to see if you are a good candidate.
Even though each patient’s situation is different, some general guidelines to consider when thinking about getting LASIK surgery include:
One of the most important aspects of LASIK surgery is the pre-operative evaluation. This is an opportunity for our refractive coordinator and doctor, as well as, the patient to discuss expectations, goals, and the best options for surgery. This is just one aspect of care provided in Dr. Ghajar’s practice, which sets us apart.
You may get a discounted rate at large laser discount centers, but usually, you don’t get to meet the surgeon until day of surgery. Lack of pre-operative evaluation by the surgeon is often what leads to problems for patients. Moreover, Dr. Ghajar will typically follow you for at least 1 year after surgery to make sure you have the best outcome.
What are the costs for Lasik?
We have partnered with CareCredit to offer our patients affordable options including zero percent financing as well as long-term, low monthly payment plans. CareCredit is a flexible patient/client payment program, specifically designed for healthcare expenses, that makes it easier for you to get the treatment or procedures you want and need. CareCredit is ideal for co-payments, deductibles, treatment and procedures not covered by insurance, and can be used at Eye Medical Center.
2. Flexible Savings Accounts, or Flex Plans & Healthcare Savings Accounts
Many employers offer a flexible benefit plan (sometimes called a”FLEX” or”cafeteria” plan) or healthcare savings account, which allows you to use pre-tax dollars towards medical costs, including LASIK. Refer to your HR department.
If you’re in Fresno, Madera, Visalia and surrounding areas and considering LASIK surgery, request an appointment using our online form, or call our office at (559) 71-LASIK or 486-5000 to schedule an appointment for evaluation.
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