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Is This Your Year For LASIK?

Are you someone who suffers from vision impairment every day? Are you getting tired of the hassle of dealing with glasses and/or contacts? LASIK could be right for you!

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a form of corrective eye surgery categorized as a laser refractive surgery. The purpose of LASIK is to reshape the cornea.

By reshaping the cornea, light gets refracted into the eye correctly. When light refracts as it should, refractive errors become corrected!

During LASIK, your surgeon will create a small flap in your cornea. After flap creation, the flap is then lifted, exposing the corneal tissue underneath.

A laser is then used to either create a steeper or shallower curve of the cornea by removing parts of the tissue.

The surgery itself is very quick and painless. You’ll receive numbing eye drops before the procedure. This makes LASIK a hundred percent painless! The most you may feel is slight pressure while the flap is being made.

LASIK is only about 10 to 15 minutes per eye, and is usually over after a half hour to hour. Your LASIK surgeon will want you to rest for a few minutes after the procedure.

Once you’re cleared, you can go home! You’ll need a ride to and from the procedure because of the numbing drops. Once you get home, you should rest in a dark room for 3-4 hours.

This gives your eyes a head start on healing and recovery! Your vision may be markedly improved right after LASIK or in the next few days. Most patients end up with 20/20 vision after LASIK, if not better!


LASIK surgery is not right for everyone. It’s important for you to schedule a LASIK consultation if you want LASIK. During your consultation, you’ll undergo various tests. You’ll also need to answer questions about your health and your family history.

If you have an autoimmune disease or don’t heal well after surgery, LASIK may not be right for you. The same is true for conditions like glaucoma or cataracts.

Even if LASIK isn’t right for you, there are other procedures to consider! It’s also important to have stable vision levels for at least a year before receiving LASIK surgery. You can find out about your LASIK eligibility by setting up an appointment at Vision Care of Maine.

The Cost of LASIK

Because LASIK surgery is an elective surgery, it isn’t covered by insurance companies. You will need to pay for it out of pocket and the average cost per eye is somewhere between 1,500 and 2,500 dollars.

Not sure you can afford the up-front cost? There are options for financing the procedure and making it affordable.

Talk to your employer and see if they offer an FSA. You can also set up payment plans with a financing company or see if LASIK is tax deductible.

Ready to find out if LASIK is right for you? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Vision Care of Maine in Bangor!

From the leaves on the trees to a brand new school year for many, fall brings about plenty of change. This year, it’s time to change your life! How, you may ask?

Get rid of the glasses and contacts that are holding you back. LASIK offers you the opportunity to see clearly thanks to powerful technology. Keep reading to learn more about why you should consider getting LASIK this fall!

Increase Productivity

Fall is usually the time when people begin classes again. With a fresh new start to the semester, you may be looking to launch into it with every advantage you can muster. Having crystal clear vision is a huge edge to have, especially during class. See every detail of the professor’s notes from the back of the class, without having to rely on your glasses.

Even if you graduated from college, getting rid of your glasses can help you succeed at your job. No more being late to meetings because you need to replace your contacts or lost your glasses! Wouldn’t you like to roll out of bed without worrying about your sight? You can do this with LASIK!

Be More Active

Fall is football season! Watching the game at home is fun, but it’s more fun to get out there yourself. Having glasses can complicate that dream.

Playing sports with contacts can be irritating, at best. Worst case scenario, your contact could fall out of your eye or temporarily blind you. Stop worrying about your contacts, you’ve got a football game to win! Get LASIK and glasses and contacts will be old news to you.  

Travel With Confidence

If you are not one of the millions of students returning to school this summer, you may decide to travel abroad. That’s great! Experiencing new cultures and ways of life is an amazing goal. Don’t think about how you might lose your glasses and then can’t see. Or how you forgot to bring enough contacts and ruined your trip.

Avoid these nightmare scenarios altogether when you get LASIK. There’s a short recovery time associated with LASIK. After LASIK, you’ll have permanently clear vision! Reduce your stress and worries by getting LASIK first. Wouldn’t you rather enjoy every second of a trip? LASIK can reduce your stress and worries and make you a travel expert.  

Choose How You Look

Fall fashion is a big deal to a lot of people. Even if you’re not returning to school, it’s a time to break out new outfits or a new sense of style. It’s also Halloween season, and that means you need to pick out the perfect costume.

Your Halloween costume will be so much better without glasses!  Think about how annoying contacts are when you’re wearing special makeup. Take your Halloween costume to the next level without worrying about irritation. Getting LASIK makes it possible!   

Feel Better

There are hundreds of reasons you could decide to get LASIK, but the number one is it will make you feel better. Contacts can dry out your eyes and glasses are easy to lose.

Your self confidence will get a huge boost when you decide to say hello to a life free of contacts and glasses! Begin fall the right way: schedule a LASIK consultation with Vision Care of Maine in Bangor, ME today!

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