LASIK Surgery in Nashville, TN
Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, of Vision for Life offers LASIK surgery for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.
What is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK is an acronym for laser in situ keratomileusis. The technique uses a laser to create a flap on the surface of the eye to provide Dr. Horn with access to the cornea. The laser is then used to make modifications to the cornea that will improve vision and reduce the need for eyeglasses and contact lenses. The laser system is designed with a precise tracking system that ensures that changes are only made to the exact locations of the eye that affect vision. Once Dr. Horn is satisfied with the corneal shape, the flap is returned to its position. The flap re-seals to the eye within a few minutes. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes for both eyes. Your vision is restored within a few hours.
Benefits of LASIK Surgery
The primary reason that men and women choose to have LASIK surgery is because the procedure will eliminate or reduce the need for eyeglasses and contact lenses. In this way, LASIK offers cosmetic and financial benefits.
What Types of LASIK Surgery are Available at Vision For Life?
At Vision For Life, we offer the latest LASIK surgery technologies to maximize the benefits for our patients.
How Do I Prepare for LASIK Surgery?
Patients who wear contact lenses will need to stop using their lenses for a period of time before having LASIK surgery. The reason for this is that contact lenses change the shape of the cornea, and this can interfere with the outcome of the procedure. Not wearing your contact lenses allows the cornea to return to a natural shape.
What Should I Expect from LASIK Surgery?
Dr. Horn administers a local anesthesia to numb your eye. This keeps you comfortable during the procedure and reduces the likelihood of you moving your eye during the surgery. If you do move your eye, the laser system will track the target area, but we prefer to reduce the chances of eye movement as much as possible. You may feel a slight pressure on your eye as the laser energy is applied, but you should not experience any discomfort. You will need to wear protective glasses after the procedure, and someone will need to drive you home. We will schedule a follow-up appointment for the next day to evaluate your eyes and monitor your healing.
The goal of LASIK surgery is to restore your vision to 20/20 or better. Even if the surgery cannot achieve 20/20 results, you will have a significant improvement in vision.
Is LASIK Surgery Right for Me?
LASIK surgery at Vision For Life helps patients with:
Certain eye characteristics and medical conditions may preclude you as a candidate for LASIK surgery, so we recommend that you schedule a consultation to discuss your vision correction options with Dr. Horn.
How Much Does LASIK Cost in Nashville?
The cost of your LASIK surgery may not be covered by your vision and medical insurance. You should check your coverage and review your budget before scheduling the LASIK procedure. We accept cash, check and major credit cards, including Visa®, MasterCard®, and American Express®, for your out-of-pocket costs, such as a co-payment, deductible and co-insurance, and any other remaining balance. Financing is available through Alphaeon™ Credit and CareCredit®.
After you review the basic information about LASIK, we will help you know if you are a good candidate for LASIK. At Vision for Life, our ophthalmologist, Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, offers LASIK surgery for the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today!