Can You Pay for LASIK Eye Surgery Costs with HSA or FSA Dollars?

Providence Eye & Laser Specialists recommends leveraging a FSA (Flexible Spending Account) or HSA (Health Savings Account) to use pre-tax account dollars to pay for medical procedures including LASIK vision correction. With the upcoming Fall season, it is important to be proactive and utilize unused FSA or HSA dollars for LASIK eye surgery before the current enrollment year ends. You should read the details of your plan to see if you have an “grace period.”… Continue


Dr. Mills Discusses Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Dr. Vanessa Mills of Providence Eye & Laser Specialists discusses the importance of assessing vision issues during childhood, as August is deemed “Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month” by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Children’s eye health and safety is of particular interest to me because not only am I an optometrist, but I am also the mother of two young children. A child’s eyes are not fully formed at birth; a child’s visual … Continue


After LASIK Eye Surgery Part III: Daily Activities

Once a LASIK eye surgery patient’s procedure is complete, the Providence Eye & Laser Specialists office sends them home with their accompanying driver to take a long nap. When they awake, they will already experience clearer vision. However, it is imperative to remember that your corneal tissue requires several weeks to completely heal. While this occurs, patients often have questions about when and how they complete certain everyday tasks after their LASIK eye surgery. … Continue


After LASIK Eye Surgery Series Part II: Medications

Once a LASIK eye surgery patient’s procedure is complete, the Providence Eye & Laser Specialists office sends them home with their accompanying driver to take a long nap. When they awake patients will already experience clearer vision. However, it is imperative to remember that your corneal tissue requires several weeks to completely heal. While this occurs, patients often have questions about when and how they complete certain everyday tasks after their LASIK eye surgery. … Continue


After LASIK Eye Surgery Series Part I: Bathing & Showering

Once a LASIK eye surgery patient’s procedure is complete, the Providence Eye & Laser Specialists office sends them home with their accompanying driver to take a long nap. When they awake they will already experience clearer vision. However, it is imperative to remember that your corneal tissue requires several weeks to completely heal. While this occurs, patients often have questions about when and how they complete certain everyday tasks after their LASIK eye surgery. … Continue


The Cost of LASIK Eye Surgery– Why Less Isn’t Always More

Paying for the cost of LASIK eye surgery may not be a cakewalk, but between setting money aside and using FSA or HSA accounts, your LASIK procedure does not have to break the bank. However, should you come across tempting offers that promise cheap, fast and quality LASIK eye surgery, beware. A lower LASIK cost (probably) isn’t more in this case.

While discount LASIK eye surgery may sound enticing, there are numerous reasons to be … Continue


Meet Our LASIK Eye Surgery Team: Getting to Know Tori Abernethy

Welcome to a new Providence Eye & Laser Specialists blog series: Meet Our LASIK Eye Surgery Team. Every month, we will interview one of our talented team members so you can get to know them a little better and see Providence Eye from the other side of the lens.

Q. What is your name?
A. My name is Tori Abernethy and I am 24 years old.

Q. Is Charlotte your hometown?
A. No, I am … Continue


Ask Our Optometrist: Dr. Engle’s Tip of the Month – Getting Reading Glasses

At Providence Eye & Laser Specialist we always want to be educational and informative about general eye care and LASIK eye surgery. This new blog series is called “Ask Our Optometrist.” We will take commonly asked questions the Providence Eye office receives and have our talented and experienced optometrists, Dr. Vanessa Mills and Dr. Zach Engle, provide you with the information you need to know.

Q: I have recently discovered that I need … Continue


The Everyday Athlete: LASIK Eye Surgery & You

Many people are under the misconception that LASIK eye surgery demands a long recovery where exercise, training and strenuous activities aren’t possible. However, this is a myth; most people are able to return to work the next day and certain levels of exercise are possible shortly after. Now that summer is officially here and people are working and playing outside, Providence Eye discusses how LASIK eye surgery benefits the everyday athlete.

Running After LASIK

Whether … Continue


Q&A with Dr. Mozayeni: Getting a Second Opinion on LASIK Eye Surgery is a Good Thing

Getting a second opinion when it comes to your health can be imperative. From LASIK eye surgery to surgical considerations to general vision health concerns, Providence Eye & Laser Specialists sat down with Dr. Mozayeni to discuss why eye care patients and LASIK eye surgery hopefuls should consider seeking out second opinions from other certified medical professionals.

Q: Should a hopeful LASIK eye surgery patient feel bad about visiting more than one LASIK eye surgeon Continue


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