At Moscow Family Eye Care, we offer advanced wavefront-guided iLasik right here in Moscow, ID. Our patients benefit from the most advanced lasers available, continuous-care provided by Dr. Hoehn and a local, personal experience.
Advanced Laser Eye Surgery Equipment
We’ve invested in the most advanced laser eye surgery equipment available. That means every one of our Lasik patients experiences wavefront-guided laser eye surgery, using two sophisticated state-of-the-art medical lasers. An ultra-fast laser (femtosecond laser) that creates a thin flap to prepare the cornea for treatment, and an ultra-precise laser (Excimer laser) that gently reshapes the cornea based on the digital information from a 100% personalized eye map.
An Experienced Lasik Surgeon
From your first free Lasik consultation through your surgery and followup, every part of your laser eye surgery at Moscow Family Eye Care will be managed and performed by Dr. Hoehn.
Dr. Hoehn received her Lasik training and certification at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, where she performed 30-times the number of laser corrective procedures performed by the average ophthalmology resident.
A Personalized Experience
Just like our wavefront-guided iLask procedure is personalized to the contours of your eye, we’ve developed every part of the Lasik process to be personalized to your needs. That means an entire office working to meet your needs, a doctor who will take the time to answer your questions and an entire experience that’s designed to give you the best possible outcome.
About the Procedure
According to clinical studies, 94% of iLasik patients see 20/20 or better. That means the vast majority of iLasik patients will not need glasses for everyday vision.
Where are Moscow Family Eye Care’s Lasik Procedures Performed?
We perform all our laser eye surgeries in our brand-new Lasik suite in our practice, right here in Moscow.
What Types of Corrective Laser Eye Surgery Do You Offer?
We offer both Wavefront-guided iLasik and advanced PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). During your Lasik consultation, Dr. Hoehn will help you decide which option is best for your eyes.
Do you offer conventional (non-wavefront) or traditional-bladed Lasik procedures?
No. You only ever get two eyes, and we believe it’s worth giving them the best care possible. For Lasik, that means using the most advanced techniques and equipment available, and settling for nothing less.
What happens during the Lasik procedure?
First, we’ll use wavefront eye-mapping technology to create a detailed 3D map of the surface of your eye. Next, an ultra-fast and precise laser will create a thin flap to prepare your cornea for the iLasik procedure. Finally, the Excimer laser will gently reshape your cornea using the precise data from your 3D wavefront map.
How can I know if I’m a good candidate for Lasik?
The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for Lasik is to come in for a free, no-obligation Lasik exam.
But to start out with, here are a few things that can disqualify you from being a good Lasik candidate:
- If you’re under the age of 18. Before it’s safe to correct your vision, it has to be stable. And many people’s vision is still changing under the age of 18.
- If you’re pregnant or nursing. Pregnancy and nursing can cause temporary, unpredictable changes in your cornea.
- If you have cataracts. There are still great options to correct your vision along with your cataract surgery, but Lasik isn’t a good option for patients with cataracts.
- If you have dry-eyes. Dry eyes can affect both the accuracy of your pre-operative measurements, and your post-Lasik healing. That’s why it’s important for patients with dry eyes to successfully treat their condition before undergoing Lasik surgery.
What are the most common side-effects and risks of Lasik?
Lasik and PRK have excellent safety profiles and very high success rates. But like with any surgical procedure, there is some risk involved, and some patients experience side-effects from the procedure. It’s important to know and understand these risks and potential side-effects.
We recommend reviewing a publication titled, “Is Lasik for Me?” from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. An over of the procedures risk factors, side-effects and complications starts on page 5.
If I have Lasik now, will I still need reading glasses later in life?
Yes. Lasik is designed to correct your vision now, but unfortunately it doesn’t stop the natural aging process. As part of that aging process, many people will need reading glasses for close-up vision when they get older, including those who have Lasik.
Is it possible that I’ll need a retreatment or enhancement after my initial Lasik procedure?
According to several different studies, somewhere between 5% and 15% of patients who undergo Lasik will need a retreatment or enhancement to achieve their desired vision.
These rates are higher for people who are farsighted, people who have higher degrees of refractive error or people who are older than 50.
Costs & Payment
Is Lasik a cost-effective investment?
The average 25-year-old will spend about $30,000 on contact lens care over the next 25 years of their life. 35-year-olds will spend about $22,000, and 45-year-olds will spend about $15,000. Compared to those costs, iLasik is a very cost-effective procedure.
What financing and payment options do you offer?
Moscow Family Eye Care offers 0% financing for 12-months for qualified patients undergoing iLasik and PRK treatments, through CareCredit. We also accept cash, checks and all major-credit cards.
Can I use my HSA or FSA to pay for my Lasik procedure at Moscow Family Eye Care?
Absolutely. You can use your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for Lasik surgery at our practice. When you use your HSA or FSA to pay for Lasik, you’re using pre-tax money which could mean saving up to 30% on your procedure.
Can I deduct the cost of Lasik on my taxes?
Yes. IRS Publication 502 specifically lists “eye surgery to treat defective vision, such as laser eye surgery” as a deductible expense.
Make sure you check with your tax professional for your individual circumstances. As a general rule, you have to itemize your deductions to claim these expenses, and medical expenses are only deductible once they exceed 10% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI).