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Schedule a Free* LASIK Exam

Take the first step toward freedom from glasses and contacts

Take the first step toward freedom from glasses and contacts
*$200 exam fee will apply to patients who have had any previous eye surgery. This fee will be applied towards surgical procedure.

Note: This is a thorough 2.5 hour LASIK exam. This is more in-depth than the short LASIK consultations at other facilities.

Schedule your free* LASIK exam online and receive a certificate for special LASIK savings.

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LASIK Eye Exam FAQs

Scheduling a free* LASIK exam at Saddleback Eye Center is simple and straightforward. You can do so by visiting our website, clicking on the “Schedule an Exam” button, and filling out our form. Alternatively, you can call us directly at (877) 351-3937 to schedule your appointment.
A LASIK exam is a crucial first step in determining your suitability for LASIK surgery. It is designed to evaluate your eyes and decide whether or not you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. The exam involves 14diagnostic tests that assess your vision and the health of your eyes. It also gives you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns you might have about the procedure with Dr. Manger.
SameDay LASIK is an exclusive option provided by Saddleback Eye Center for those who qualify for LASIK surgery during their exam and wish to have the procedure on the same day. This is ideal for those who want to start enjoying better vision immediately without needing multiple visits.

The vast majority of health insurance plans consider LASIK to be cosmetic or elective and do not typically cover LASIK surgery. Some plans may offer a discount for members interested in the procedure. We can provide an itemized superbill that patients may submit to their insurance company for any possible reimbursement, but we do not bill directly through insurance.Check out other forms of payment and financing options here.

Our comprehensive 14-test LASIK exam typically takes around 2½ hours. This duration allows us to conduct an in-depth examination of your eyes and vision, ensuring the most accurate results and recommendations.
Yes, the LASIK exam is completely free at Saddleback Eye Center. However, there is a $200 exam fee for patients who have had any previous eye surgery.
Yes, you can schedule an exam for someone else. However, we will require their consent and contact information to finalize the appointment.

To be eligible for a LASIK exam:

  • Must be between the ages of 18-65.
  • Good general health
  • Not have certain eye conditions (such as keratoconus or significant cataracts)

During your exam, Dr. Manger will evaluate your eyes to determine if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery.

Yes, you can schedule a LASIK exam if you wear contact lenses. However, if you wear gas permeable or hard contact lenses you may be required to stop wearing your contacts for a period of time before the exam to ensure accurate results. Soft contact lenses may be worn up until coming in for the exam.

During the LASIK exam, we will conduct a series of tests to evaluate your eyes and vision. These tests include:

  • Measuring your prescription
  • Checking for any eye conditions
  • Mapping surface of your eyes
When coming for your LASIK exam, it’s beneficial to bring your glasses or contact lenses, along with any prescription information you have.
Yes, if you need to reschedule or cancel your exam appointment, contact Saddleback Eye Center as soon as possible. Our staff will assist you in rescheduling your appointment or canceling it if necessary.

The LASIK exam is a non-invasive, comprehensive evaluation of your eyes and carries no significant risks or side effects. However, some tests may require dilation of the pupils, which can cause temporary light sensitivity and blurred vision. If dilation is required, you are advised to arrange for someone to drive you home after the exam.

Absolutely! We encourage you to ask questions or discuss any concerns during the exam. Dr. Manger and the entire Saddleback Eye Center team are committed to ensuring you fully understand the LASIK process and feel comfortable moving forward.

After your LASIK exam, Dr. Manger will discuss the results with you and provide a recommendation based on your unique eye condition. If you’re a good candidate for LASIK, Saddleback Eye Center will discuss the details of the procedure, recovery process, and cost.

For more information regarding LASIK Eye Surgery, click here.

*Offer limited to 10 free LASIK exams per day. Regular fee schedule available at time of consultation. $200 exam fee will apply to patients who have had any previous eye surgery. This fee will be applied towards surgical procedure.

On occasion, the Intralase procedure cannot be performed on a patient due to various eye conditions such as corneal scarring, small orbits or previous refractive surgeries. In these cases, PRK may be considered as an alternative to LASIK.

Cannot be combined with other offers or insurance. LASIK $1,950-$3,350 per eye. $800 discount when LASIK is performed on both eyes. Single-eye LASIK procedures receive a $400 discount.

Receive an additional $250 discount per eye when you have your LASIK exam and LASIK procedure done on the same day. Regular fee schedule available at time of examination. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Certificate has no cash value.

LASIK is a surgical procedure intended to reduce and potentially eliminate your need for glasses or contact lenses. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks that will be discussed with you prior to having your procedure. These risks include, but are not limited to fluctuating vision, visual symptoms like glare or haloes around lights, dry eyes that require eye drops, and the occasional need for a retreatment.

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