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If you still have questions regarding refractive surgery or LASIK vision correction, contact Dr. Koenig in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Steven B. Koenig, M.D.
925 North 87th St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
P / 414-955-5274
F / 414-955-6300
If you are considering LASIK vision correction or another refractive surgery procedure with Dr. Steven B. Koenig at The Eye Institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we would like to answer all your questions and encourage you to become as informed as possible before making any decisions about refractive surgery. Please review the information provided below and contact The Eye Institute with any additional questions.
Dr. Steven Koenig is a fellowship-trained corneal surgeon who has performed thousands of successful LASIK procedures, offering the most up-to-date equipment and software. He performs the evaluation, surgery, and sees you personally for each follow-up appointment. Dr. Koenig is the only LASIK vision correction surgeon in the Milwaukee area to be selected by his peers to appear in “Best Doctors in America®”. Dr. Koenig’s focus is quality over quantity, recognizing that on average one out of five individuals are not ideal candidates for refractive surgery. Dr. Koenig’s conservative approach and meticulous screening process allow you to achieve your PERSONAL BEST VISION ™.
Millions of individuals worldwide have enjoyed the lifestyle-enhancing benefits of refractive surgery. However, LASIK is not for everyone. If you are considering refractive surgery, contact The Eye Institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Steven B.Koenig. During this thorough, two-hour evaluation, Dr. Koenig will take extensive measurements of your eyes to determine if LASIK is right for you.
To find out if you are able to schedule a LASIK evaluation, please take our “Am I a Candidate” quiz or call 414-955-5274.
Dr. Koenig emphasizes patient education, offering free LASIK vision correction seminars at The Eye Institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Anyone considering LASIK surgery is invited to attend. Seminars are an excellent opportunity for you to meet with Dr. Koenig outside of a clinic setting and learn more about the procedure, risks, benefits, and appropriate expectations. During the seminar, you will have an opportunity to speak with the surgeon directly and he will personally answer all your questions.
To learn more about our seminar schedule, please Register online, or call 414-955-5274.
As the eye ages, the lens loses its flexibility and becomes unable to focus on near objects. This natural aging process, known as presbyopia, typically begins to develop between the ages of 40 and 45. If you undergo refractive surgery before age 40, you will still require reading glasses later in life as presbyopia develops. Changing the shape of your cornea changes your prescription. If you undergo refractive surgery after age 40, you may need reading glasses immediately following surgery, even if you did not use reading glasses prior to LASIK surgery. This is because your prescription has changed, improving your distance vision while giving up some of your near vision.
An alternative to needing reading glasses is Monovision. Click here to learn more about Monovision.
Fees - Dr. Koenig has a set fee for each procedure. There is a fee of $100 for the evaluation. Dr. Koenig is your surgeon and he performs this 2- 3 hour evaluation personally. This is a separate fee, and will not be applied to your surgery fee. Dr. Koenig offers IntraLase, a blade-free procedure. The cost for this surgery is $1,995 per eye. If you would like to utilize WaveScan Technology to customize your procedure, this is known as iLASIK, and there is an additional fee of $200 per eye. Your surgery fee includes all of your surgery-related follow-up appointments with Dr. Koenig, up to one year after your surgery, which is the expected lifetime of your LASIK flap.
Flex - We encourage you to check with your employer to determine if you’re eligible to utilize a flexible spending account. This is an arrangement you make during your employer’s open enrollment period to have a fixed amount of pre-tax dollars withheld from your earnings and kept in an account to pay for medical expenses not covered by your medical insurance. This is a helpful benefit and a good option to assist you with paying for refractive surgery. We recommend that you do not set up a flex account until after you’ve had a complete evaluation with Dr. Koenig to ensure you are a candidate for LASIK surgery. Please note: Most plans stipulate you need to incur the expense and submit the paid receipt within your plan year, in order to be eligible for reimbursement.
Insurance - As LASIK surgery is elective and considered cosmetic, it is usually not a covered medical benefit. However, if your employer or insurance company does pay for a portion or all of your LASIK vision correction procedure, please contact us at 414-955-5274 (LASIK) before scheduling your evaluation, to determine what steps need to be taken to request preauthorization.
Payment Methods - Your surgical fee is due the day prior to your procedure. We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.