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Lasik Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about conventional and wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, LASEK, Epi-Lasik, RLE, and P-IOL answered by nonprofit patient advocacy.

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Lasik frequently asked questions.  

We have compiled some of the most often asked questions about conventional or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, any refractive surgery procedure, vision, eye health, complications, and our organization.


Lasik may be the best known, but is something else better for you?


Here are the main things just about everyone should consider before having refractive surgery.

Alerts and Position Statements

Some issues have required our patient advocacy organization to take a stand

Pre-Existing Concerns

If you have or have had any of these, here is what you should know before making a decision.

Problems After Surgery

Complications after Lasik are rare, but here are some ideas about how to avoid them.


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Looking For Best Lasik Surgeon?

If you are ready to choose a doctor to be evaluated for conventional or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, or any refractive surgery procedure, we recommend you consider a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit organization. Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified Lasik Doctor.

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