Lasik Eye Surgery
LASIK (commonly spelled as lasic) is the most common laser eye surgery that is preformed to correct and treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. During your LASIK procedure the cornea is reshaped in order to allow light to enter the eye at the proper angle to focus onto the retina for improved vision. LASIK is a 100% blade-free procedure as well as an outpatient procedure.
Facts about LASIK in San Diego:
- Surgery preparation is minimal, see Eligibility Process
- Your entire LASIK procedure at San Diego LASIK, Global Laser Vision only takes about 12 minutes to complete both eyes
- Your Vision will typically be corrected in as little as 24 hours
- There are many different types of LASIK procedures at our San Diego LASIK center see PRK, Custom LASIK, Standard LASIK
- Typical results for the average LASIK patient is 20/20 vision
Your LASIK Procedure at our San Diego LASIK Center
Laser vision correction surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes less than 15 minutes to complete for most patients. Your entire visit will be complete in about an hour or two.
First, you will relax in a reclining chair. Anesthetic drops will be placed in your eye, your eye doctor will position your head under a laser, and a retainer will be used to gently and comfortably hold your eyelids open during the procedure. The doctor enters your refractive error (your prescription) into the computer. You will be asked to focus on a blinking light for a minute or less. The doctor will view your eye directly through a surgical microscope to ensure that you are fixating properly and can pause at any time. For most people the procedure itself is painless. Your eye is numbed with eye drops that are instilled prior to the procedure and no general anesthetic is necessary.
Once finished, you will get up, receive instructions from the staff, and rest for a few minutes. You may experience some temporary discomfort after treatment; your doctor can prescribe pain medication if needed. Afterward, you’ll go home to rest and relax for several hours.
Our San Diego LASIK Promise
At our San Diego LASIK Center®, Global Laser Vision, our goal is to educate potential LASIK patients and advise them as to whether or not they are good candidates. Our doctors and LASIK surgeon are very careful in deciding which patients are indeed good candidates for laser vision correction and each patient is educated about the expected outcome and inherent risks associated with the procedures.
We provide you with the most thorough examination and consultation, so that you have the information you need to make an informed decision. We invite you to improve the quality of your life by reducing or eliminating your dependency on your glasses or contact lenses. Find out today if laser vision correction or LASIK is the right procedure for you.
Our experienced laser refractive surgeons and highly trained support staff have a reputation for their friendly, pleasant service–making Global Laser Vision the obvious choice for San Diego Lasik!