Our LASIK Surgeon

DR. ASIM R. PIRACHA, M.D.

CORNEA TRAINED CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGEON
  • Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

    The ideal candidate for LASIK is over 18 years old, has healthy corneas and a relatively stable prescription (i.e. – the same prescription for 1 to 2 years).

  • Does LASIK hurt?

    Many patients experience little to no discomfort during or after LASIK. During your procedure, you’ll have a John-Kenyon staff member dedicated to making you feel comfortable. We will, literally, hold your hand throughout the entire process.

  • What if I'm nervous?

    We work hard to maximize your comfort throughout the entire LASIK experience.  If you find that you are nervous before the procedure, we’ll offer you an oral sedative to help you relax. A staff member will hold your hand throughout the entire procedure and the John-Kenyon team is more than happy to answer your questions at any time.

  • Will I be able to see immediately?

    Many patients can read the clock across the room immediately after LASIK. That being said, your vision the first few hours after the procedure can be cloudy. That’s why we ask that you bring a friend or family member to drive you home afterwards.

    We require that you rest with your eyes closed for six hours after surgery, but the overwhelming majority of patients wake up the next morning and are able to drive without glasses or contacts to their follow-up appointment.

    Every case is unique but you can expect to experience improved vision within the first few days.

  • Does insurance cover LASIK?

    Unfortunately insurance does not cover the cost of LASIK but you can use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for LASIK. We also have a number of financing options available to help make LASIK fit your budget.

  • Isn't LASIK expensive?

    The upfront cost of LASIK is certainly more than a pair of glasses or an order of contact lenses but some cost comparisons show that after 10 years the costs equal out.  If you have LASIK at 28, you may not have to wear contacts ever again and only need to start wearing reading glasses like most people do in their 40’s or 50’s.

Hear from Our Patients


Kurt B. , LASIK

Kurt was looking for a lifestyle change. He now can enjoy life contact and glasses free!

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Andrea, LASIK

Andrea came to John-Kenyon wanting to make her life easier, glasses and contacts free! After LASIK, she is seeing 20/15!

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Greg W., LASIK

Greg woke up seeing the alarm clock for the first time in 15 years after LASIK at John-Kenyon.