Why Our LASIK & Cataract Surgeons Are Similar To Elite Athletes

The excitement of March Madness and the start of major league baseball has inspired the Laser Eye Center team to reflect on the similarities between elite athletes and our LASIK and cataract surgeons. Although athletes and eye surgeons play very different roles, they actually have quite a bit in common! Many of the same characteristics that make someone an exceptional athlete are vital to our surgeons’ success: drive, determination, hand-eye coordination, fine motor movements and the ability to make sound decisions in a split second. But the commonalities go far beyond these qualities.


Answering Frequently Asked Questions About the Visian ICL

Laser Eye Center is proud to offer our patients choices in vision correction. Though LASIK and PRK are extremely popular procedures for the correction of refractive errors, we realize that they are not right for everyone. To accommodate a diverse range of needs and preferences, we also offer the Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) for permanent vision correction. The ICL has helped tens of millions of people around the world achieve freedom from glasses and contacts and has a 99 percent patient satisfaction rate. This post will familiarize you with the features of this incredible option and answer commonly asked questions. What are benefits of the Visian ICL? The Visian…


ORA System: The Latest Advance in Cataract Treatment

The cataract surgeons at Laser Eye Center are increasingly focused on obtaining the best possible outcomes with premium intraocular lenses (IOLs). One of the advanced technologies that helps our patients achieve extraordinary results after cataract surgery is the Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) system. For the first time in history, cataract surgeons have the ability to measure, refine and confirm outcomes during surgery with ORA to enhance outcomes and reduce the risk of post-operative complications. Our patients can achieve a higher quality of post-operative vision than ever before. To date, Laser Eye Center is the only practice in Los Angeles with an ORA system. Real-Time Data Takes the Guesswork Out of…


Things That Make Dry Eyes Worse (and What You Can Do About It)

Your tear film is a protective liquid coating that covers the surface of your eyes, keeping them moisturized and healthy. The tear film has three layers: water, mucus and oil. If something disrupts the balance of your tears, it can result in uncomfortable symptoms such as persistent eye redness, itching or burning. Fixing the Most Common Cause of Dry Eye Dry eye is a chronic and progressive disease. In fact, a number of environmental or biological factors can cause dry eye, and the Laser Eye Center doctors routinely perform complete dry eye work-ups to find out why our patients suffer from symptoms. Once we have identified the underlying cause of…


3 Reasons To Say Goodbye To Glasses in 2021

Glasses are a reliable way to correct refractive errors. But if you have worn glasses for any extended period of time, you understand how burdensome they can be when working, exercising or enjoying your favorite hobbies. Moreover, the dependence on a visual aid can also lead to anxiety in the case they are lost or damaged. Thanks to permanent vision correction options like LASIK, PRK and Visian implantable collamer lenses (ICLs), you can say farewell to the inconvenience of glasses for good. Here, the team at Laser Eye Center reveals three reasons to get permanent vision correction and go glasses-free in 2021. 1. To Look and Feel Confident One of…


SELECTING YOUR BEST VISION CORRECTION OPTION

Are you interested in moving beyond glasses or contacts and considering permanent vision correction? Perhaps your visual aids are interfering with fulfilling your daily responsibilities, your job or hobbies — or perhaps you are simply tired of caring for your glasses or contacts. There are several options available to permanently correct your vision and provide independence from glasses or contacts. All options provide excellent visual acuity, but each one has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Read on as Laser Eye Center explains how they compare. LASIK permanently reshapes the curvature of the cornea to improve the eye’s focusing power corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism quick recovery with rapid…


An Introduction To Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a degenerative condition affecting the cornea, or the clear covering of the eye. A healthy cornea has a round shape, similar to a basketball. A cornea with keratoconus thins and bulges outward into a cone-like shape, more similar to a football. Since the cornea’s job is to focus incoming light onto the retina, these corneal abnormalities cause significant visual impairment, including blurry, distorted vision. Keratoconus usually progresses very slowly, but as it becomes more serious, it can make simple everyday tasks like reading or driving difficult. The condition can also make it nearly impossible to comfortably wear contact lenses for vision correction. The team at Laser Eye Center…


5 Reasons To Schedule an Eye Exam Before the End of the Year

All of us lead hectic lives full of commitments. But your obligations to others shouldn’t prevent you from prioritizing yourself. You use your eyes nearly every waking moment of the day, and it is only right that you protect your ocular health and vision with regular eye exams. Read on as the team at Laser Eye Center reveals five reasons to schedule an eye exam before the end of the year.


Answering Frequently Asked Questions About the PanOptix IOL

When you are planning for cataract surgery, your intraocular lens selection matters — not only for your vision but for your future. The more you can see clearly, the easier it is to establish a new and improved normal, at the same time upgrading your routine. If you want to reclaim an active, independent life after cataracts, Laser Eye Center unequivocally recommends the PanOptix intraocular lens. Read on as we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this remarkable lens.


Feeling Anxious About LASIK? Try These Tips

Any surgical procedure — even if heralded as the safest and most medically reliable procedure such as LASIK — can cause some nerves. It is perfectly normal to feel a little worried or anxious about your upcoming treatment. The problem is when these nerves spiral out of control and make you second-guess your decision to have what is a life-altering procedure. The Laser Eye Center goes above and beyond to make LASIK treatment a relaxed and calming experience. Here, we share tips to calm your nerves in the weeks and days leading up to your LASIK surgery.