Welcome to the Laser Vision Correction Center on the Des Moines Eye Surgeons website. We are happy to offer our patients a wide range of vision correction treatments and the best technology available. If you are seeking LASIK eye surgery in Iowa and would like to learn more please feel free to read through our LASIK website pages and ask any questions. We have a LASIK self-evaluation test if you are interested in starting the LASIK candidacy process.
Common LASIK Questions
How much does LASIK cost?
Our LASIK fee includes personalized care in a trusted, clinical setting. The price for LASIK is $2,250.00 per eye, which includes pre-surgical measurements, surgical kit, physician fee, facility and laser fees, and related routine postoperative visits for 1 year from the date of the original surgery. Enhancements cost $375 per eye when done within 1 year of the original surgery. Typically a full eye exam is performed at the time of the pre-operative evaluation and the charge is FREE. If you are interested in pursuing LASIK, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. Our initial LASIK consultations are always free. There we will perform initial testing to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK and answer any questions you may have.
Does LASIK hurt?
Due to the fact that the cornea is easily numbed with “eye drops” (anesthesia), most patients say they have little to no discomfort both during and after the procedure.
How long will I need to take off work?
You can have the procedure and be back to your normal day to day activities very quickly. Most people return to work within one day depending on their profession.
Will I need glasses after the surgery?
With any medical procedure, there is not a guarantee of perfect vision or that you will not need distance or reading glasses again. However, almost everyone experiences improved vision, and 98% of patients see well enough to pass a driver’s test without corrective lenses.
Are both eyes done at the same time?
With iLASIK, both eyes are done at the same time almost all of the time.
How long does LASIK last?
LASIK is a permanent procedure. However, there can be a chance of needing an enhancement procedure. The chances are higher if you have higher amounts of correction. The enhancement procedure is done to take care of any significant nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism that may be left.
Is LASIK covered by my insurance?
We recommend that you check with your individual insurance policy or benefits department at work. Many patients also utilize flex benefit plans.
Contact Des Moines Eye Surgeons serving the people of Iowa and request an appointment to find out if your vision could be improved through LASIK surgery.