Alaska Bladeless LASIK Surgery

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Alaska Bladeless Lasik Surgery

Vision problems such as astigmatisms and problems with seeing distances or up close can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, with the advances in modern medical technology a new procedure known as LASIK can help correct vision problems without the need for bulky glasses or hard-to-use contact lenses. LASIK eye surgery is a non-invasive procedure that allows the eye doctor to correct the vision problem by reshaping the cornea of the eye. The reshaping is done by a microscopic blade with traditional LASIK procedures or with a small laser with procedures like Interlase.

The type of medical instrument used for the LASIK eye surgery procedure is just one difference between the two surgeries. Another difference is the recovery time involved. Blade LASIK eye surgery has a considerable recovery time due to the fact that the blade actually slices the cornea and creates a flap. Bladeless LASIK eye surgery has a shorter recovery time. This is because the laser creates a smaller and finer cut along the cornea. The finer cut along the cornea allows the eye to heal faster than the bladed technique.

Another difference with the two techniques is the price. In the state of Alaska the price of LASIK eye surgery can be considerably higher than the rest of the United States. This is because the cost of medical expenses is higher than other states. The cost of traditional, bladed LASIK eye surgery in Alaska is approximately $1,700-$2,100. The price will vary depending upon the clinic you choose to perform the procedure, the surgeon you choose, the complex nature of the surgery, and location in Alaska. Bladeless LASIK surgery like Interlase can cost approximately $400-$500 more than traditional LASIK eye surgery. Bladeless LASIK eye surgery can cost in Alaska approximately $2,000-$2,500. These prices are per eye, so in cases where both eyes need the procedure the cost will be double.

Both types of LASIK eye surgery are not covered under medical insurance. Most medical insurance plans consider this type of surgery elective or optional. While many medical insurance companies won't cover the procedure there are some surgeons who will work with your insurance company to see if it can be covered. Occasionally, if there is a problem with vision that is causing a medical problem or prevents you from not being able to perform daily activities properly a medical insurance company will cover the expense. If medical insurance does not cover the expense, you can use medical loans, credit cards or work directly with the clinic to finance the procedure.

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