If you’re farsighted, nearsighted, or have astigmatism, you’re probably curious about your options. Many people go with traditional options like prescription glasses or contact lenses. While those offer solutions to your vision issues, you’re still stuck with tedious routines and keeping up with prescriptions. That’s precisely why millions of people have chosen LASIK as a permanent solution to their vision issues.  

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LASIK is a refractive procedure that reshapes your cornea so that light can’t properly focus on the retina. All LASIK procedures have the same goal—correcting your vision. However,  there are some procedural differences between LASIK procedures. Traditional LASIK uses a blade to create a flap on the cornea. All-laser LASIK uses a special laser instead of a blade. That’s why some refer to it as blade-free or bladeless LASIK.  Here’s everything you need to know about all-laser LASIK.

How Much Does All-Laser LASIK Cost?

The cost of all-laser LASIK can vary by location and who you choose to go with. Expect about a 10%-15% difference between traditional and all-laser LASIK. Whichever one you choose, know that MEI will do what we can to help make it affordable for you. Visit our affordable payments page to see our financing options, including the CareCredit program. 

Is All-Laser Lasik Safe?

In general, the LASIK procedure is a safe and effective means of correcting refractive errors. However, traditional LASIK—which involves the use of a microkeratome blade—does come with some risks due to human error. All-laser LASIK reduces the need for a blade and instead uses a femtosecond laser to carefully create the flap on the cornea. 


As an added precaution, all patients must first schedule an exam so that we can determine if LASIK is right for them. During the exam, your eye doctor will evaluate your eye health and take measurements. Ready to find out if it’s right for you? Schedule your free LASIK consultation

All-Laser LASIK Procedure

All in all, traditional LASIK and all-laser LASIK do not differ much. The key difference is that all-laser LASIK is a bladeless procedure. Instead of a surgical blade, all-laser LASIK uses a femtosecond laser to create a corneal flap. Next, the eye surgeon will use an advanced excimer laser to reshape the cornea and place the flap back over so it can heal. 


In total, the procedure only takes about 15 minutes to complete for both eyes. Once the procedure is over, patients typically report noticing improved vision by the next day. Recovery is quick and comfortable for most patients. Over the next several weeks, vision will significantly improve.

Find Out if You’re a Candidate for LASIK

Imagine a life free of glasses, contact lenses, or refractive errors in your vision. That’s exactly what you can expect from LASIK, whether it’s the traditional method or bladeless. If you’re curious about any of the details or want to know how to get the process started, reach out to us today for a free consultation. Our knowledgeable team is ready to help you make the best decision for your vision.

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