The Best Option For You
Here’s a statistic you won’t hear many Lasik surgery centers talk about: we tell about 3 out of every 10 Lasik candidates that come to us not to have Lasik.
Why? Because we won’t approve you for Lasik surgery unless you’re an excellent candidate for the procedure. Helping you to achieve your best-possible lifelong vision is always our priority. If that’s Lasik, we’ll tell you. If there’s a better option for your eyes, we’ll tell you that too.
Start with a free, no-obligation, no-pressure Lasik consultation today. We’ll give you our honest, experienced opinion and help you find the best option for your vision.
Is Lasik Right for You?
Not sure sure if Lasik is a good option for your vision? No problem.
Just take our online quiz, and find your best option for vision correction.
Lasik For Your Eyes
You have lots of options when it comes to Lasik. When it comes to your eyes, you should choose the best care available. Your vision is too important for anything less. That’s why we’ve worked hard to make Lasik at Moscow Family Eye Care an experience that stands out from your other options.
A Local, Experienced Lasik Surgeon
Some Lasik clinics operate on the “fly-in-fly-out” model. Your Lasik surgeon flies in on the morning of your procedure, performs as many procedures as they can fit in a day, then flies back to the distant city where they live in the evening.
We offer the exact opposite. From your initial consultation, through your scans, surgery and follow-up, you’ll be working directly with your Lasik surgeon, Dr. Alyssa Hoehn.
We think our patients deserve a Lasik surgeon who will be there for the entire process, so that’s what we deliver.
Some Lasik clinics attempt to cut costs or increase their profits by using outdated surgical equipment.
At Moscow Family Eye Care, we only offer Lasik with advanced iLasik technology.
That means every one of our Lasik patients experiences completely-custom, bladeless, 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.
Book Your FREE Lasik Consultation
Come in today for a FREE, no-obligation Lasik consultation. We’ll take a look at your eyes, run some scans and let you know if Lasik is a good option for your vision.
Meet Our Lasik Surgeon
Alyssa Hoehn, M.D.
During her Ophthalmology residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Hoehn earned her certification at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, where she performed 30x the number of laser corrective procedures performed by the average ophthalmology resident.
In addition to performing Lasik surgeries on behalf of other clinics in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Hoehn has offered Lasik surgery at Moscow Family Eye Care since 2015.
Making Lasik Affordable
The Cost of Lasik
While Lasik isn’t completely covered by most insurance plans, the good news is that with a combination of savings, incentives and 0% financing for qualified buyers, we make Lasik an affordable choice for many of our patients.
24-Month 0% APR Financing
We offer qualified Lasik patients 0% interest, 24-month financing. Whatever your financial needs are, we make it easy to afford to invest in your vision.
Cheaper Than Contacts
For many contact wearers, Lasik is an investment that pays off over time. Consider this: the average Lasik candidate who wears contact will spend over $20,000 on contacts in their lifetime. Compared to that, Lasik is an investment that could save you significant amounts of money in the long term.
Our Lasik Pricing & Specials
We offer a range of attractive savings and discounts to make our local, advanced Lasik procedures an option for everybody. Check out our latest offers, and learn about our special incentives for local employees, students, veterans, healthcare providers, first responders and other groups.
Lasik Questions & Answers
About The Procedure
Will I need to wear glasses or contacts after Lasik?
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 book a free, no-obligation Lasik consultation.
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, as with any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved, and some patients experience side-effects following 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 overview 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
How much does Lasik cost at Moscow Family Eye Care?
Check out our lasik pricing and specials page to get information about our cost-effective Lasik pricing, as well as our current special offers.
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 24-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?
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, in many cases. 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).