LASIK Video Center

Learn about the LASIK evaluation process with Dr. Asim Piracha.

Dr. Piracha talks about the LASIK procedure.

Learn more about recovering from LASIK with Dr. Piracha.

Why LASIK? Dr. Piracha discusses the options.

Learn how Dr. Piracha calms his patient’s nerves before surgery.

Dr. Timothy Schmitt talks about the LASIK evaluation.

More on the LASIK procedure from Dr. Schmitt.

Dr. Schmitt talks about recovering from LASIK.

The most rewarding part of Dr. Schmitt’s job.

Dr. Schmitt on calming patient’s nerves before the procedure.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What if I'm nervous?

  • 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).

  • 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.

Dr. Piracha talks about performing the LASIK procedure on patients with astigmatism.

Dr. Piracha on the most rewarding part of his job.

Hear from Our Patients


Phil B., LASIK

Phil was tired of constantly having to switch back and forth between glasses and contacts and was ready for a change. Thanks to LASIK at John-Kenyon, he’s now seeing 20/15!

Hear from Our Patients


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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Catie K., LASIK

The morning after having LASIK at John-Kenyon, Catie told Dr. Piracha she should have had the procedure a long time ago. Not even 24 hours later, she was pointing out all the street signs on the way to her follow up appointment.