LASIK is designed to correct multiple levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism and reduce your reliance on corrective eyewear. Medically referred to as Laser-Assisted In Situ Keromileusis, LASIK is a surgical procedure using laser energy to reshape the cornea for better eyesight. The Laser Eye Center in Los Angeles and Orange County has been successfully treating patients with LASIK for many years, and it is one of our most popular treatment options. With LASIK laser vision correction, you may never have to wear glasses or contacts again!
- Candidates must be over 18.
- Candidates must have no diseases or health issues of the eyes, including cataracts or glaucoma.
- Candidates must have had a stable vision prescripition for at least a year.
Patients who are not candidates for LASIK procedures may qualify for a number of effective alternative procedures, including phakic iols (intraocular lenses). One of our experienced LASIK surgeons will evaluate your needs and discuss your options at your initial consultation.
The LASIK Procedure:
After you have been evaluated for LASIK and you are determined a candidate for the procedure, you will be treated at one of our facilities here in Southern California. Anesthetic drops will be placed onto the eyes, and one of our LASIK surgeons will create a protective flap using our state-of-the-art laser technology. With pinpoint accuracy, pulses of laser light will then reshape the inner layer of the cornea to improve your vision. The flap is then replaced. The entire LASIK treatment is virtually painless, and the laser procedure itself typically takes under a few minutes to complete.
Your vision may be a bit blurry immediately after the procedure, but this is perfectly normal. However, you should arrange for someone to take you home after LASIK treatment. You can expect a small degree of discomfort for about a day following LASIK surgery, but this can be managed with medication. You may also experience some sensitivity to light, and some puffiness and wateriness for a few days after the procedure. A follow-up exam is usually scheduled the day after your treatment, and you should be able to resume your normal daily routine that day.
Most LASIK patients experience dramatic improvement in vision just one day after the procedure, with successful results even more apparent as the weeks and months go by. Recent studies have shown more than one million patients each year have LASIK laser eye surgery to improve their vision, and get rid of corrective eyewear for good.