FAQs

Myth

Recovery from LASIK takes a long time.

Truth

Most patients notice an immediate improvement in their vision after surgery. In the following days, vision is further improved and most patients can return to work the next day.

Myth

LASIK doesn’t treat astigmatism.

Truth

LASIK treats astigmatism extremely well. In fact, those who have LASIK to correct astigmatism often have a better quality of vision after surgery than before with glasses or contacts.

Myth

My prescription needs to be stable before having LASIK.

Truth

Many people believe they are not good candidates for LASIK because their prescriptions may not have stabilized. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK is to undergo a FREE consultation.

Myth

I’m too old to have LASIK.

Truth

Patients’ age range from teens to seventies. There are effective treatments for patients who wear reading glasses, and even people over 70 may be candidates following cataract surgery.

Myth

LASIK is painful and risky.

Truth

Patients say they feel little or no pain and often tell us their worries were unnecessary. LASIK is widely regarded as one of the safest elective procedures in modern medicine. It has some of the highest levels of patient satisfaction of any procedure according to results of a worldwide study.

Myth

LASIK is a luxury I cannot afford.

Truth

LASIK is an investment that can actually save you money. When you factor in what you’ve already spent on glasses, contact lenses and solution every year, LASIK is an affordable solution. Stahl offers payment plans, financing with zero percent financing and participates in a number of insurance plans that make LASIK very affordable.

Myth

LASIK is new and there aren’t any long-term results.

Truth

Research has shown that LASIK is an effective way to treat common refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, with over 20 years of proven results. During that time, millions of procedures have been performed worldwide.

Myth

Complications are common after LASIK.

Truth

Many clinical studies and reports show that the risks for LASIK are very low and most complications can be treated and resolved in the early stages. Simple side effects, such as temporary dry eye or night glare, resolve without further treatment after several weeks or months.

Myth

After LASIK, I won’t need glasses or contacts ever again.

Truth

Each patient experiences unique results from LASIK. Some achieve 20/20 vision and end their dependence on corrective eyewear. Others find that reading glasses are still needed since as we age, naturally occurring conditions can impair vision.

Myth

It doesn’t matter who performs my LASIK procedure, since the laser does all the work.

Truth

This is perhaps one of the most dangerous LASIK myths. While the laser is a truly innovative tool essential to the LASIK procedure, it is only a tool. The surgeon’s degree of skill is absolutely essential during this delicate procedure and in using the laser. The surgeons at Stahl have the best training and experience to make your LASIK correction a success.

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If you are seeking a Long Island LASIK specialist, the eye doctors at Stahl Eyecare Experts would like to offer you a great opportunity in laser eye surgery. Brought to you by professional, experienced Long Island LASIK surgeons, our one-of-a-kind medical facility brings not only cutting-edge technology, but experienced hands in ophthalmology as well. Helping you achieve your personal best vision is mission critical at our Long Island LASIK office. If LASIK cost is something that has been holding you back please feel free to review our options regarding LASIK Financing. We are dedicated to providing the best in patient education so that our patients can make a well-educated decision as to whether or not LASIK would be a good vision correction option. Remember, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. This is precisely why you need to have an experienced LASIK surgeon in Long Island evaluate you to make sure that this is the right eye surgery procedure for you! If LASIK is not the best procedure for you, we offer other ophthalmology procedures such as cataract surgery to help you see better. If you are seeking a Long Island cataract surgeon we are happy to offer cataract consultations to educate you about this process and determine your vision correction options.

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