Q: How is it possible that Dr. Lee is so much more affordable than other doctors?
A: Dr. Lee's costs are much less than the average lasik center because over 90% of Dr. Lee's patients come through word of mouth.
Let's pretend that Dr. X charges $4000 for bilateral lasik. Is your visual outcome correlated with the amount you pay? If that were true, then if Dr. X has ever performed lasik for a friend or relative for free, Dr. X's friend would not be seeing very well. Dr. Lee performs lasik for well over 100 patients a month. At Dr. X's price, Dr. Lee would generate $400,000 per month. Dr. Lee would be able to purchase a new Visx or Allegretto or intralase every month at those rates.
When Dr. Lee's patients have surgery and are happy, lots of their friends and family come to see Dr. Lee because of the quality service and excellent pricing. If Dr. Lee did charge $4000, his patients still would not be able to refer as many patients as they currently do. Basically, Dr. Lee performs surgery for you and your two friends for the approximate price Dr. X charges for one person. So, while Dr. Lee is working hard doing surgery for you and your friends/family and gaining more experience, Dr. X is playing golf.
The point is, it is not how much a single patient pays that determines how well a lasik center performs. It is true that if a center does not generate enough PER MONTH, then the quality of the service provided can suffer. That is not the case for Dr. Lee.
Of course, the doctor has to CARE. Dr. Lee can't vouch for the above if the lasik center is not owned by the doctor. There are many lasik chains in southern California that pay the doctor $50 to $100 to perform lasik for a single patient. How much do you think that doctor cares when he is reimbursed so little? Dr. Lee completely owns his center and his three offices. Dr. Lee does not have a capital partner. Dr. Lee does not have a silent business partner that he has to report to.
Q: Can any doctor guarantee a 20/20 result after lasik?
A: The short and accurate answer is NO. If any doctor guarantees 20/20 vision after lasik, just read the attached consent form with all the fine print and you will realize it is not a simple promise.
Q: How precise and safe is LASIK?
A: Computer driven for accuracy and precision, the excimer Laser uses a cool beam of light that reshapes the inner layers of the cornea without damaging the surface and with little thermal damage or scarring to adjacent tissue.
Q: How much will my vision improve after surgery?
A: Depending on the degree of your current prescription your vision will improve dramatically within the first 24 to 48 hours. Most patients enjoy clear vision without the need for corrective lenses.
Q: Is LASIK guaranteed?
A: Our patients have achieved excellent results, but no surgical procedure can be guaranteed. If an enhancement is needed and medically indicated, it will be provided at no extra cost within the first year.
Q: Does LASIK hurt?
A: LASIK is an essentially painless procedure, but you may experience a sensation of pressure when the flap is created you may also have some eye discomfort or irritation for up to 24 hours or more after the surgery.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: Preparation for the surgery takes approximately 1 hour, but the actual surgery takes only a few minutes.