How come some doctors who perform lasik surgery still wear glasses?

Eye glasses. The doctor may not want to have surgery or may wear the glasses for near vision. Lasik surgery is safe and effective for prescription correction and many eye doctors have lasik performed on themselves.
Depends upon age. Lasik will correct distance vision fully but for those over 40, it does not additionally correct the near vision. So many lasik doctors are in this age group, and while they might have had lasik performed upon themselves, they still need the near correction.

Related Questions

What is the difference between lasik and cataract surgery. I still want to wear eyeglasses. Will I be able to?

Not the Same. LASIC is a procedure done on the corneas to improve vision. Cataract surgery replaces the lens of the eye which has become cloudy. See an Ophthalmologist for guidance. Read more...

Before the surgery, and I wear glasses for nearsighted. Couldi have the lasik again?

Most likely. Depending on why you might need lasik again, most of the time it is possible. On some occasions, other treatments might be recommended instead. A thorough evaluation would be required to tell in your particular circumstance. Read more...
Answer. After lasik, a patient can have a repeat lasik procedure in most cases. So - second procedures are generally possible. Read more...

I have good insurance, but terrible vision. How much should I expect to pay out-of-pocket to get lasik done? I'm 27-years old, and I am near-sighted. I currently wear glasses to work, drive, watch tv, etc. I'd like to get lasik surgery in the near future.

In . In dallas, we go as low as 1800 per eye in some cases---so the range up to 4000 for both eyes sounds about right. Read more...
It . It is rare for any insurance to pay for lasik as it is considered a cosmetic procedure. It usually costs between $2000-$3000 per eye. Many laser centers offer free financing. Read more...
Unfortunately, . Unfortunately, lasik surgery is grouped with other cosmetic surgeries therefore not covered by insurance. As all insurance companies will not pay for breast enlargement, they will not pay for lasik surgery. You should expect to pay ~$4, 000 to $5, 000 for both eyes. Read more...
Varies. The price of lasik varies from place to place. In our region is ranges from $4200-4800. Read more...

Should I wear glasses for a few more years until I can get lasik eye surgery?

Glasses. The decision to have lasik depends on a number of factors, but you might have the most enjoyment from it before you reach your 40's, because most people need reading glasses to see up close from their mid-40's onward (assuming that you correct both eyes to see in the distance with lasik). Read more...
Why wait? If you want to continue to be wearing glasses, then that is your choice. I recommend having the procedure done and see the benefits of being glasses free. Read more...

What will my vision be after lasik surgery? I am severely nearsighted and currently wear glasses that correct my vision to nearly 20/20. I am concerned that laser eye surgery will not be able to restore my vision to that level. Can lasik return my vision

If . If your ophthalmologist feels that you qualify for lasik surgery, then there is a good chance that you will reach the 20/20 level after lasik surgery, as over 90% of patients undergoing lasik reach 20/20 after surgery. However, not everyone qualifies for lasik (especially those patients with high levels of nearsightedness such as over -10.0 d) and not everyone achieves 20/20 vision. My advice would be to have your eyes evaluated and then ask your surgeon to give you an estimate of what your particular chances are for reaching 20/20. Read more...
The . The most important issue is whether your prescription is appropriate for lasik or whether an alternate technology would be best. Issues to consider would be the level of nearsightedness balanced with the curvature of your cornea and the thickness of your cornea. If all factors are in your favor, you should anticipate good vision if custom wavefront laser treatment is performed. The higher the correction, the greater is the chance for fine-tuning. Your surgeon should be able to give you a good estimate of the chance of your needing a fine-tuning procedure or enhancement. My highly nearsighted patients are astounded at the huge change in their lifestyle when surgery is finished. I had a patient a few weeks ago tell us that he felt much more confident with himself now that he did not have to depend on his glasses or contact lenses. He told us that he had never seen as well with glasses or contact lenses as he did after his lasik surgery. I cannot stress the importance of finding a reputable refractive surgeon who is willing to tell you that lasik is not appropriate for you and your eyes. Not everyone should have lasik, some may be better candidates for surface ablation prk and some may not be a good laser candidate at all and would be better with an intraocular procedure such as a phakic iol. Read more...
Lasik. Lasik can correct up to -10 diopters of near-sightedness if everything else is normal. As long as your prescription is in this range, you should be able to correct your vision. Read more...