• Blog >
  • LASIK Treatment – Ask our Optometrist In Asheville if It’s Right For You!
RSS Feed

LASIK Treatment – Ask our Optometrist In Asheville if It’s Right For You!

laser over an eyeball

If you've ever wondered whether LASIK treatment might be right for you, we can help. Here at Envision Eyecare, our team offers evaluations, referrals, and pre- and post-operative care for Asheville LASIK treatment.

What is LASIK?

LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis. It is one of the most common laser vision correction surgeries. For most people, the term is synonymous with any type of laser eye surgery. During laser vision correction surgery, a laser is used to change the shape of the eye until the lens is properly curved for ideal vision.

Important Considerations

Laser vision correction can be very useful for a number of people. However, it is not right for everyone, and you will need to consider the costs, risks, and benefits for yourself:

  • Cost. In most cases, LASIK is not covered by vision or health insurance.
  • Risks. These include things like vision damage and infection.
  • Satisfaction. Most people are satisfied by their LASIK procedure, but not everyone is.
  • Convenience. No more glasses or contacts can be incredibly convenient.

Good LASIK Candidates

People who are good candidates for LASIK surgery are healthy and must be at least 18 years of age. Experts recommend waiting until your mid-20s for the most stable vision. People with mild or moderate myopia, hyperopia, and/or astigmatism are typically good candidates.

You need to have a stable prescription, which means no changes in at least the last year and ideally longer. Good candidates must also be willing to take on the risks involved in laser vision correction surgery.

Who is Not a Good Candidate for LASIK Treatment?

Asheville LASIK treatment is not for everyone. Anyone who has an eye disease should talk to our optometrist but is generally not a good candidate. People who have close family members with the eye condition keratoconus should be cautious when considering LASIK.

Some jobs do not permit laser vision correction. Most jobs that prohibit laser vision correction are in the military/police and airline fields, but be sure to ask your employer. People who play contact sports may also want to consider whether the risks are worth it.

Considering LASIK Surgery? Ask our Ashville Eye Doctors for More Information

Here at Envision Eyecare in Asheville, NC, we offer evaluations, information, and referrals for LASIK and other vision correction surgeries. To discuss whether you might be a good candidate, call us at 828-254-6757 for an appointment.


Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I’m definitely going back! “The most thorough eye exam I ever had was at Envision Eyecare. Plus they have a very helpful and professional staff, a beautiful office space, and an great eclectic selection of unique frames to choose from. I’m definitely going back!”"
    Nancy Hyton
  • "Best eye care in Asheville “If you truly want the best eye care in Asheville and it’s surrounding area you need to visit Envision Eye Care. This group of members makes you feel like your family. I had a full check-up and purchased a pair of sunglasses and the entire process was awesome. Just go visit and you will see what I’m talking about.”"
    Scott Finney
  • "When others had failed, Dr. Golson understood “When I first visited Envision, I was skeptical that Dr. Golson would be able to help with my special circumstances. When others had failed, Dr. Golson understood and was very patient working with me to get my prescriptions correct. The staff is exceptional and greets me by name each time I visit their office. I strongly recommend Envision to fill all your needs for eyecare. And they have awesome frames! Thanks guys and gals at Envision.”"
    Donna Koger
  • "Service and genuine concern for your best interests “I went to Dr. Golson and Envision Eye Care for an eye check recently. The office environment is very pleasant and the staff very helpful. Dr. Golson did a very thorough eye exam and was able to allay any fears I had about my visual health. In addition, I felt no pressure to purchase glasses at their facility. If service and genuine concern for your best interests are of value to you I recommend Dr. Golson and his staff at Envision Eye Care!”"
    Lawrence Hines
  • "Great Experience. “Had an eye emergency and they got me right in. Have since used them for my families eye care. Really good experience in every way.”"
    Katherine Dreyer
  • "Finally, an eye doctor who cares! “Great office with the nicest staff in Asheville. So impressed! I don’t have insurance so I wanted to be sure that my money went to a great local business, so glad my husband recommended them!”"
    Dani Magestro
  • "I trust my eyes to Envision Eye Care! “First, when you enter the office, you are greeted like you are the most important, special person in the world. Second, the staff is extremely professional and friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Larry is patient eye care is phenomenal! The most conscientious, thorough Dr. I have ever been to!”"
    Karen Paradis


Find us on the map

Business Hours

Our Regular Schedule


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


2:00 pm-7:00 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-4:30 pm