Bring in the New Year with Clear, Crisp Vision After LASIK 

Many people are considering their goals and resolutions for the New Year. While you may be focused on weight loss or career goals, remember to make your vision a priority in 2023. This is an excellent time of year to have LASIK eye surgery and eliminate prescription glasses and contact lenses for good. People may have holiday money, FSA or HSA funds and/or tax returns to put towards the procedure and more time off from work. The one-time cost of LASIK typically offers excellent vision for many years to come, and what better time to enjoy visual freedom than the start of a new year? 

SMILE vs. LASIK: Why LASIK Technology Is Superior

Refractive surgery has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few decades, with new technologies accomplishing far more than the original lasers. People with refractive errors or eye diseases have several more options for treatment today than in previous generations. Lasers have revolutionized eye care, improving vision outcomes for laser vision correction and cataract surgery.

Understanding the “Why” of LASIK and What Surgeons Hope to Achieve

Many of Laser Eye Center’s patients who have undergone LASIK describe the surgery as a miracle. Being able to wake up and see nearly every detail in high-definition vision — without glasses or contact lenses — seems nothing short of magical. But make no mistake: LASIK isn’t magic. It was actually developed based on some very advanced science!

8 Signs You’re the Perfect Candidate for LASIK

LASIK eye surgery can change your life, freeing you from wearing contact lenses daily or relying on prescription eyeglasses. At Laser Eye Center in Los Angeles, our eye surgeons can determine if LASIK is the best way to improve your eyesight. This safe and effective procedure has given tens of millions of people excellent vision. Could you, too, achieve great vision with LASIK? Here are 8 signs that you could be the perfect LASIK candidate:

Overcoming Myopia: How Life Gets Better without Nearsightedness

Is your vision clear when looking at objects nearby yet blurry when you try to focus on objects in the distance? Then you probably are one of the approximately 30-40% of Americans who experience myopia. Every day at Laser Eye Center, our devoted team of doctors treat patients with myopia, helping them to lead healthy lives with higher-quality vision. Here, our myopia specialists explain how your life can improve after overcoming nearsightedness. 

Can You Be Too Old for LASIK?

At Laser Eye Center, our ophthalmologists meet with many middle-aged patients who are curious about LASIK but wonder if they have missed their window to have the surgery. While most LASIK patients are under the age of 40, age is not necessarily a disqualifying factor. In this blog, learn why it is acceptable to ask a doctor about LASIK at any age.

Why Winter Is a Great Time to Get LASIK

Although the doctors at Laser Eye Center perform LASIK throughout the entire year, if you have been holding off on pursuing the refractive surgery you have always wanted, there may be some added incentive to schedule it during the winter months. Here’s why winter makes sense for so many LASIK patients:

The Emotional Benefits of Getting LASIK

At Laser Eye Center, it is our honor and privilege to give patients the gift of great eyesight with LASIK. We witness these transformations on a daily basis! But what is customary to us may still be unfamiliar to you. If you are interested in surgery but reluctant to commit, it might be useful for a LASIK patient to walk you through his personal experience. (This patient wishes to remain anonymous.) Hopefully, his story can put some of your fears to rest and motivate you to pursue clearer vision with LASIK.

Refractive Surgery Demand Continues to Grow – Here Are Your Treatment Options

The market for refractive surgery continues to flourish as treatment options evolve and technology advances. According to an article in Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, healthcare market experts believe that refractive surgery procedures are growing at a rate of 5.2 percent annually. Some experts anticipate that in the year 2023, an estimated 5.5 million refractive surgery procedures will be performed around the world. If you are ready to take the plunge and permanently correct your refractive error at Laser Eye Center, we offer a range of potential solutions.

LASIK vs. Contact Lenses: Cost Savings

The team at Laser Eye Center is steadfast in our belief that LASIK can enrich your life in countless ways. But as with any big decision, you must ask yourself if you can justify the expense. If you are on the fence about getting LASIK to eliminate your dependence on contacts, you may want to do a cost analysis of the procedure versus what you currently pay for vision correction.