LASIK Eye Surgery at Total Eye Care
Dr. Harmon Stein, LASIK surgeon at Total Eye Care Centers, is committed to offering you the latest technology available to ensure the best possible outcome for your LASIK procedure. Dr. Stein has personally performed over 15,000 procedures over the past 15 years, and many members of the Total Eye Care family, including Dr. Stein himself, have had LASIK eye surgery. We are proud to offer our patients the latest technology including custom LASIK, bladeless LASIK, and PRK. During your free LASIK consultation, our doctors will let you know which procedure is right for you.
What Happens During LASIK Surgery?
After your eyes have been completely numbed with an eye drop anesthesia, an eyelid holder is put into place to prevent you from blinking. The next step is to create a thin protective flap in the cornea. This flap can be created using a microkeratome, which is a precise surgical instrument with a blade, or with a femtosecond laser for a 100% blade-free LASIK procedure. The blade-less, “all-laser” LASIK procedure, uses ultra-fast pulses of light to create a flap for your unique corneal shape.
Every patient then receives a customized LASIK treatment using state-of-the-art technology called the Wavelight® ALLEGRETTO WAVE platform. This laser reshapes the cornea to correct your vision. The protective flap is put back into place, where it will act as a natural bandage. No stitches needed! The entire procedure takes about 20 minutes, and many people sit up right after LASIK eye surgery and notice dramatically better vision.
What Happens After LASIK Eye Surgery?
As part of the recovery process, Dr. Stein will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection and reduce any irritation. It is recommended that you use an over-the-counter, preservative-free lubricant eye drop to keep your eyes moist and comfortable. You will also be given a pair of eye shields to wear while sleeping for 1 week after your LASIK procedure to prevent accidental disruption of the corneal flap.
Your eyes may feel irritated or “scratchy” for 24 to 28 hours after LASIK- this is normal. Sunglasses are recommended for light sensitivity. When showering the first week, avoid getting soap or shampoo in your eyes, and remember NO RUBBING your eyes. More information will be provided in the surgery packet you receive from our office. Click here for our LASIK FAQs.
Why Choose Bladeless LASIK?
Only after careful examination by one of our doctors can it be decided if bladeless lLASIK surgery is right for you. Bladeless LASIK is a good option for patients with very high prescriptions and/or astigmatism. Dr. Harmon Stein utilizes the most advanced laser system during our blade-free LASIK procedures – the Ziemer Femtosecond Laser. This technology allows our blade-less LASIK patients to experience less discomfort, faster recovery times and better visual outcomes. In addition, patients who choose the blade-free LASIK option are entitled to a lifetime guarantee or free enhancements for life! Read more on bladeless LASIK surgery here.
Take our LASIK self-test to find out if you are a candidate!
An Inside Look at Rosa’s LASIK Procedure
Total Eye Care’s Rosa recently had LASIK surgery by Dr. Stein. She’s thrilled with her new vision and wanted to share her experience with our patients! In the video, the procedure is just finishing up. Dr. Stein is re-positioning the corneal flap and smoothing it out with a special instrument. Note: Content in this video may be considered graphic to some viewers.
Dr. Stein Makes the News!
Dr. Stein was recently interviewed by NJTV News on the latest in LASIK laser vision technology. Click on the video below to watch the full segment. It’s a great video for those who may be nervous or apprehensive about having LASIK. The link to
NJTV’s full article titled “Lasik, an Alternative to Glasses, Contacts” can be found here.
Ask About 0% Financing Options through CareCredit
We are pleased to offer our patients interest-free, convenient monthly payment plans for LASIK and other procedures (subject to credit approval). Because your vision is important to us, we offer CareCredit, a healthcare credit card specifically designed to pay for vision and other healthcare not covered by insurance. Every CareCredit transaction is eligible for a No Interest or Low-Interest Payment Plan – and you can use the card at all healthcare practices that offer CareCredit. Call our office or visit the link to the right for more details.