Technology



Vision Correction Technology

At Laser Eye Center, our patients continuously tell us that they appreciate our commitment to being on the leading-edge of this exciting technology.

Now in its second decade, laser vision-correction technology continues to reduce or eliminate peoples’ dependence on eye glasses and contact lenses. Over one-million procedures are performed annually – an impressive validation from ophthalmologists and optometrists worldwide who believe in its effectiveness.

Surgeons and laser manufacturers have made tremendous advancements in excimer laser technology and surgical techniques. When laser vision correction was first performed in 1988, only low-to- moderately nearsighted patients without astigmatism could be treated. Today, with the second and third generation excimer lasers, very-low to moderately-high degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can be effectively treated. New surgical techniques now make it possible for many patients with large pupils, thin corneas or other contraindications for laser eye surgery to experience clear vision without dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Only a few years ago these patients would not have been good candidates for laser vision treatment.

LASIK surgery melds two techniques, keratomileusis and photorefractive keratectomy. Since its development, there have been rapid advancements in vision correction technology, including faster lasers, intraoperative pachymetry, bladeless flap incisions and wavefront-optimized and -guided techniques. Today’s procedures offer greater precision, are significantly more reliable and have less-frequency of complications than earlier ones.

Laser Vision Correction at Laser Eye Center

All laser vision correction procedures are not the same; neither are vision-correction surgeons. Laser Eye Center has earned a reputation as the premium eye care provider in Los Angeles, Orange and Inland Empire counties by combining leading-edge technology with superlative patient care. Our surgeons are highly trained in a number of laser vision-correction technologies, including IntraLase, and have successfully performed thousands of ocular procedures. They are ready to help you choose the best option for your vision problem.