LASIK is one of the most popular laser vision correction procedures with over 20 million LASIK procedures performed worldwide to date. The goal of LASIK is to A) help patients see equal to or better than they do with prescription contact lenses and/or glasses, and B) to help preserve or even improve their vision quality especially at night. And with LASIK, there are no needles, no stitches and virtually no pain.

NeoVision’s LASIK is a three-step procedure. First, Dr. Tandon creates a corneal flap which is lifted out of the way to expose the underlying tissue. Next, she employs our VISX Star S4 IR excimer laser to reshape the cornea, correcting the patient’s vision. Lastly, she restores the flap to heal on its own without stitches, preserving the patient’s new vision.

“Very happy with my LASIK results, writing this 6 months after my operation, and my vision is perfect. I went from having such bad nearsightedness I couldn’t read a book unless it was inches away from me to seeing the 20/20 I was used to with glasses/contacts. The only difference is now I don’t need any corrective lenses.

Dr. Tandon was very knowledgeable and reassuring throughout the entire process of consultation, the LASIK surgery, and the follow-up appointments. I felt reassured with her guidance and expertise.”

— Cody O’Neal

Life without Glasses or Contacts

LASIK has dramatically evolved over the past few decades. Originally designed to treat nearsightedness, today LASIK can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. For many, LASIK is a life-changing procedure that can:

  • Correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism
  • Preserve and improve vision quality, especially night vision
  • Reduce or eliminate dependency on contact lenses and/or glasses
  • Save you money

Candidates for LASIK Surgery

LASIK eye surgery may dramatically improve your life and the way you see it. Only a qualified ophthalmologist can tell you for sure if you’re a candidate for LASIK and whether LASIK is a good fit for you.

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Before attending your LASIK surgery consultation, there are some general criteria that can guide you to determine whether or not this procedure is right for you. In general, to have laser eye surgery, you should be older than 18 years old, have good eye health and good overall health, and have realistic expectations for your LASIK procedure.

LASIK laser eye surgery can correct vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. After your consultation you will have the chance to discuss the different laser eye surgery options to determine which is right for your situation and lifestyle.

You Have Options

At NeoVision Eye Center, we offer many different types of LASIK surgery. Each has its own benefits and unique applications so one type is sure to suit your individual vision correction goals better than another.

Conventional LASIK

With conventional LASIK, Dr. Tandon uses a precision surgical instrument with an oscillating blade called a microkeratome to create the corneal flap.

IntraLase “All-Laser” LASIK

With IntraLase All-Laser LASIK, Dr. Tandon uses an IntraLase femtosecond (fs) laser to create the initial flap. “All-Laser” LASIK is significantly safer than conventional LASIK and provides better results because it is much less likely to produce seriously thin or thick corneal flaps which can cause complications.

“All-Laser” LASIK is ideal for patients ages 18+ with stable nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. For people age 40+, Monovision (“Blended-Vision”) LASIK can also help with near vision.

Both conventional and “All-Laser” LASIK are ideal for patients ages 18+ with stable nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. For people age 40+, Monovision (“Blended-Vision”) LASIK can also help with near vision.


CustomVue uses Wavefront technology to create a detailed map of the eye This advanced diagnostic portion of Wavefront technology produces a precise, detailed analysis of your vision which allows for a customized LASIK procedure to address unique vision errors.

“All-Laser” LASIK, CustomVue can address both low order (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism) and higher order aberrations (corneal irregularities) that cause decreased contrast sensitivity, poor night vision, ghosting (double vision), starbursts, glares, shadows and halos.

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a “blade-less” variation of LASIK that does not include the creation of a corneal flap. Instead, Dr. Tandon gently removes the surface skin cells of the cornea know as the epithelium. After the procedure, she places a contact lens on the eye which is left for 3-4 days while the corneal surface heals. While initial recovery is slower with PRK, results are the same.


LASEK is a modified form of PRK. Where PRK involves removing the epithelium, LASEK instead loosens this outer layer to create a epithelial flap similar to a corneal flap in LASIK. After reshaping the cornea, the flap is restored and Dr. Tandon places a soft contact lens on the eye to aid recovery.

Some people are better candidates for PRK because it does not depend on the patient’s corneal thickness. Therefore, it is ideal for patients with thin or asymmetrical corneas, those who have had previous corneal surgery, have existing eye trauma, or anyone who just doesn’t want a flap. 

LASIK Surgery Cost and Financing

For many people who wear glasses or contacts, the decision to get LASIK is a big one in terms of commitment and money. As with any surgery, there are many factors that play a part in deciding if, ultimately, the procedure is the right thing for you. And, as with many surgeries, cost can be one of the most important factors. A question we get asked very often is “How much does LASIK cost?” So let’s break down the cost of keeping your glasses and/or contact lens prescription compared to LASIK over time.

Cost of Glasses Over Time

Years Low End Cost High End Cost
1 $200 $600
5 $1,000 $3,000
10 $2,000 $6,000
20 $4,000 $12,000

Cost of Contacts Over Time

Years Low End Cost High End Cost
1 $200 $1,000
2 $1,000 $5,000
10 $2,000 $10,000
20 $4,000 $20,000

Cost of LASIK Over Time

Years Low End Cost High End Cost
1 $2,000 $6,000
5 $2,000 $6,000
10 $2,000 $6,000
20 $2,000 $6,000

For many, LASIK eye surgery is an investment. At NeoVision Eye Center, we believe that everyone should have access to better vision. We offer many financing options to all of our patients so that they can choose one that best suits their needs.

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LASIK Surgery Results

Immediately following your LASIK procedure, your eyes will be more sensitive to light and your vision will be somewhat blurred. During the first four to six hours, you’ll likely experience discomfort, irritation, tearing and light-sensitivity in your eyes.

One day after surgery, aside from mild discomfort, your eyes should feel relatively normal. Within a few days, your vision should be clear enough to return to most daily activities. Many patients find that their unassisted vision begins improving the next day, although results vary from patient to patient.

Over the next few weeks, you may notice fluctuations in your vision as your eyes heal, but overall your vision should gradually sharpen to reach its best correction.

“Very happy with my LASIK surgery. It feels so good to see without contacts or glasses. I would highly recommend them over any other place. They know what they are doing.”

— Niq Mainy

LASIK Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

How does LASIK work?

LASIK is a laser vision correction technique that reshapes the cornea to correct a wide range of vision disorders including nearsightedness, farsightedness and stigmatism.

Is LASIK safe?

Absolutely! The FDA approved LASIK for vision correction back in 1999. Today, it is one of the safest and most commonly performed procedures available.

Does LASIK hurt?

No. The actual procedure is painless. However, you may feel some itchiness, dryness or pressure following your procedure. Our surgical team will give you eye drops and a prescription pain reliever for any potential discomfort.

Am I a candidate for LASIK surgery?

LASIK surgery isn’t right for everyone, and there are certain criteria a patient must meet to be considered a candidate including:

  • A stable eyeglass or contact prescription
  • Best corrected vision of at least 20/40
  • Healthy cornea
  • No active eye disease
  • Over the age of 18 years old

Even if you aren’t a candidate for LASIK, there may be other vision correction options available to you. Only your eye doctor will know for certain.

How long is LASIK surgery?

The entire LASIK procedure generally takes less than 15 minutes per eye to perform. The laser portion of the vision correction surgery only takes a few seconds to complete. However, you should plan to be in the office on the day of your surgery for up to 2 hours.

How soon will I be able to see after LASIK surgery?

Recovery after LASIK surgery varies from patient to patient. Most patients return to normal activities one to two days after their procedure, but it may take up to 2 months for your vision to fully stabilize.

When will I be able to drive?

The overwhelming majority of LASIK patients regain legal driving vision or better within a day of their procedure, however that does not mean you are cleared to drive yourself home from your surgery. Plan to have a driver take you home and take you to your post-operative appointments. In most cases, patients are able to drive by the end of that day.

How long will my results last?

In most instances, laser vision correction is permanent, especially if your prescription was stable before surgery. During your consultation, your LASIK surgeon will discuss if there are any pre-existing conditions that will affect your results including genetics.

Will I need to wear glasses or contacts after LASIK surgery?

LASIK surgery permanently corrects vision problems, usually eliminating the need for glasses or contacts. However, LASIK doesn’t protect against age-related eye conditions or address certain refractive errors caused by cornea thickness. For this reason, some individuals who have had successful LASIK surgery may need glasses once again later in life. During your consultation, your LASIK surgeon will be able to address your concerns regarding glasses and contacts after LASIK.

Can I have both LASIK and cataract surgery?

Yes, you can have both LASIK and cataract surgery, but only in that specific order and most definitely not at the same time. If you’ve already had LASIK surgery, it’s possible you will develop cataract later in life. However, if you’ve already had cataract surgery, in most cases you are no longer a candidate for LASIK or other refractive surgeries. Thankfully, the insertion of an intraocular lens (IOL) after cataract surgery can accomplish similar vision correction results that you would obtain with LASIK surgery.

Do you offer financing?

At NeoVision Eye Center we understand that laser vision correction is an investment. We also believe that everyone has the right to better vision. For that reason, we offer many financing options ranging from short-term to long-term payment plans. Feel free to contact our staff to discuss which payment options best suit your budget and situation.

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