LASIK surgery is a big decision, so we expect you to have lots of questions. As one of the most reputable LASIK eye surgery practices in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Grapevine, we’re here to help! In fact, your peace of mind is extremely important to us in providing the best LASIK experience possible. To get started, here are some of the most common things our patients usually want to know:
OUR LASIK EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
Eye Consultants of Texas founder Phillips Kirk Labor, MD, is known internationally and across Dallas, Fort Worth and Grapevine as an innovator in the area of LASIK surgery. He has remained at the forefront of LASIK technology with the patient’s well-being in mind – for safety and comfort, as well as results. In our state-of-the-art LASIK suite, Dr. Labor uses the advanced Intralase IFS™ Femtosecond Laser with VISX® technology. This delivers a truly “all-laser” procedure called iLASIK, designed to enhance your clinical outcome. More often than not, our patients are surprised at how quick and painless iLASIK is, and that they can see better immediately.
Dr. Labor is a member of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an organization dedicated to the advancement of Refractive Surgery through education, research, management and patient care.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is very similar to LASIK here at Eye Consultants of Texas. The main difference between the two is that during LASIK the surgeon creates a flap in epithelial layer before using the laser to reshape the cornea underneath. In PRK, there is no flap made. Dr. Labor simply removes the very top epithelial layer and then, as with LASIK, used the laser to reshape the cornea. The epithelial layer will regrow in a few days. PRK patients will take a few more days than LASIK patients to achieve the full results of their new vision but they can achieve the same visual results as LASIK patients, and since they did not have a flap created, there is no concern about potential flap complications. PRK is a good alternative for patients who have thin corneas, previous eye surgery, or other health factors that make them a poor LASIK candidate.
IS LASIK REALLY BETTER THAN GLASSES OR CONTACTS?
Our patients often see better without their glasses or contacts than when they wore them before surgery. Now, consider the “nuisance” factor. There’s the need for regular checkups to update your prescription. Glasses can break, get misplaced, and can simply be uncomfortable. You have to put contacts in and remove them, and use saline solution. Not to mention, get on your hands and knees if one falls out. All of this can put a damper on work, sports, recreation, and life in general. Click on Patient Experiences to read some of our LASIK patient testimonials to see how we’ve helped free them of their day-to-day dependence on glasses and contacts.
IS LASIK CHEAPER THAN GLASSES OR CONTACTS?
On average, LASIK usually costs less than glasses or contacts over the years. Our fees are competitive with other reputable practices for LASIK across the Dallas and Ft. Worth area. However, we don’t advertise cheap “come-on” pricing like you’ve probably seen, which often applies to very few people. We quote you an accurate, total price up front. We offer interest-free financing through CareCredit, with no upfront costs required, so you can have your procedure immediately with affordable monthly payments. Our ophthalmologists are now also accepting Bitcoin for all our eye care services, including LASIK!
We understand the significance of providing financing options to patients for LASIK procedures, which is why we’ve incorporated Bitcoin into our practice. By presenting our patients with additional payment options, we hope to make the journey to clear vision simpler than ever before!
“Finding an ophthalmology practice that accepts Bitcoin in addition to having a surgeon with an outstanding reputation that Dr. Phillips Kirk Labor has was a deciding factor in choosing Eye Consultants of Texas in Grapevine for my LASIK surgery.” —Jesse Wilkinson, Mineral Wells, Texas
Click on our iLASIK Calculator to get an idea what you could save with LASIK versus glasses or contacts.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS? HOW SAFE IS LASIK?
HOW LONG DOES LASIK LAST? WILL I STILL NEED GLASSES?
LASIK isn’t permanent. In some instances, you might still need glasses for reading or to see up close. The natural aging of the eyes can also have an effect, but you can enjoy clear vision for many, many years. The minimum age is 18 for LASIK surgery, and most people can have it performed well into their 30s, or even 40s. Our doctors will tell you much more once a thorough evaluation is performed.
If you’re not a LASIK candidate, you may still be a candidate for laser vision correction through surface oblation techniques, such as Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK). Or you may be a candidate for an implantable contact lens, such as Visian or Verisyse. Dr. Labor, or any of our doctors, can explain this to you in a way that’s informative and easy to understand. Call our Grapevine office at 817-410-2030 to make an appointment or to learn more. We’re conveniently located to all of Dallas, Fort Worth and Grapevine areas.
Use our iLASIK Calculator to see how much you could save over wearing glasses or contacts.