LASIK Surgery Consultation Specialist

Accurate Eye Care

Optometrist located in Paramus, NJ

Dr. Yang Chang, O.D. of Accurate Eye Care in Paramus, New Jersey provides LASIK consultation services to her Bergen County patients. Dr. Chang does not perform the surgery but rather provides her patients with a consultation to ensure they are the right fit for the LASIK surgery.

LASIK Surgery Consultation

Does LASIK Eye Surgery Work for Everyone?

LASIK is usually quite successful when performed on the right patients. However, it is not right for everyone.

How Can I Know if LASIK Will Work for Me?

The main reason for your LASIK consultation is to determine if you are eligible for this corrective eye surgery. Here are six basic questions to answer before you call for an appointment:

  • Are you an adult? You usually must be 18 years of age or older to have LASIK. Younger patients may find during a consultation that they are eligible as well.
  • Are your eyes healthy?  Any condition that affects how your eyes respond to surgery or heal afterward should be resolved before LASIK. Some conditions, such as cataracts, glaucoma, and keratoconus may disqualify you as a candidate for LASIK surgery.
  • Are you pregnant?  If so, you will need to wait a few months after giving birth before having LASIK.
  • Is your vision stable?  Teenagers and young adults often must have their prescription for eyeglasses changed from year to year. The same is true if you are nearsighted. Your prescription should be stable for a 12-month period before having LASIK. If it is not stable, you are likely to need another surgery next year!
  • Do you have any autoimmune or systemic diseases?  Rheumatoid arthritis and Type 1 Diabetes can be disqualifiers.  
  • Is your prescription within certain limits?  Very high amounts of myopia may preclude LASIK making some other type of refractive surgery a better option. Most surgeons feel a phakic IOL procedure offers a better result and has less risk than LASIK for nearsighted prescriptions higher than -9.00 diopters. 

Is LASIK Permanent?

Many people experience minor refractive changes after LASIK but are not bothered by these. If you choose to have LASIK enhancement surgery after such changes, there may or may not be an additional cost depending on a number of factors. Dr. Yang and the staff at Accurate Eyecare will address this during your initial LASIK consultation.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Listed are the insurance providers we accept. We do not currently accept UnitedHealthcare Vision/Spectera. For more information, please call our office.

Davis Vision
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
March Vision Care
Oxford Health Plans
United Healthcare Community Plan