What is laser vision correction and how does is work?

LASIK PortlandLaser vision correction is a type of refractive surgery. The goal of any refractive surgical procedure is to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. In laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), a cool beam of laser light reshapes the surface of the cornea. The cornea is the clear ‘window’ in front of your pupil. Reshaping this surface allows images that enter the eye to focus properly on the retina (the sensitive layer of tissue lining the back of the eye that allows you to see objects and images). LASIK and PRK are both FDA approved for treatment of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (irregular corneal shape).

How Much Does iLASIK Cost?

Maine Eye offers competitive pricing for LASIK procedures. Please contact laservision@maineeyecenter.com for specific details. Pricing includes one full year of post-operative care. Please be aware that most health insurance plans do not cover refractive surgeries, including LASIK, because they are considered cosmetic and elective.

We offer special financing through CareCredit Healthcare Finance. You can take advantage of 0% financing for up to 18 months. Visit  www.carecredit.com for more information.

LASIK Affordability

CareCredit healthcare credit card for better vision

CareCredit Apply NowThere is an easier way to pay for your vision care including LASIK. We’re pleased to accept the CareCredit credit card, North America’s leading patient healthcare financing program. CareCredit lets you begin your procedure immediately — then pay for it over time with monthly payments that fit easily into your monthly budget. Whether you’re considering LASIK, need cataract surgery, or it’s simply time for new glasses or contacts, CareCredit can help you see clearer, sooner.

Your Maine Eye LASIK Surgeons are:

Dr. Curtis M. Libby

Dr. Sara Bozorg

Dr. Margaret C. Pollard

Your healthcare credit card

CareCredit is the credit card exclusively designed for healthcare services. CareCredit offers special financing on purchase of $200 or more* for healthcare procedures not commonly covered by insurance, including LASIK and Premium-IOLs. Why put off improving your vision tomorrow, when you can see clearer today?

*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. Visit www.carecredit.com for details.