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Reduce dependecy on corrective lenses
The numerous terms used to describe different ways to reduce dependency on corrective lenses can be confusing at times. The broad category of all procedures designed to reduce dependency on corrective lenses is referred to as Refractive Surgery. RK, CK, LASIK and PRK are all examples of Refractive Surgeries.
Laser refractive surgery
A broad subcategory of Refractive Surgery is Laser refractive surgery, also referred to by some as laser eye surgery, which is
The Advantages of Iris Registration
One of the most commonly used lasers in United States for performing LASIK is VISX. The Latest generation of such laser is the S4 IR which followed the previous generation VISX, namely the S4. Some centers have not adopted the use of the latest generation of this laser and continue to use the S4 generation; however, the surgeons at Global Laser Vision have seen significant enough differences in the outcome of the patients using the S4IR generation in studies to
Not Much Is Known About Pregnant Women Getting Eye Surgery
Can I have Lasik/PRK while pregnant?
In the original research data submitted to FDA for approving the laser equipment, refractive surgery was not performed in pregnant or nursing patients due to the potential risk of hormonal changes during pregnancy and nursing shifting patient's prescription, requiring further treatments. Consequently, not much data is available on the true effect of pregnancy on laser refractive procedures.
Unaware of pregnancy
Since 2000, the surgeons at Global Laser
PRK Recovery Time
Wear proper eye care
How soon after PRK can I return to work is one of the common questions posed by some of our patients who are about to undergo PRK in San Diego at Global Laser Vision:
Typically most patients can return to work within two days of the procedure. However some individuals might need 3-4 days dependent on pain and recovery. Also depending on your profession most can return to work within a week with proper eye protection.
Open Access vs Having Your Own Operating Room
Since our establishment in 2000 in San Diego, Global Laser Vision's lasik surgeons have seen and examined well over 100,000 patients interested in having laser vision corrections. Throughout these blogs, we will be answering some of the most commonly asked questions.
The importance of having your own operating room for Lasik
Why is it important to have your own operating room? The main reason is that the equipment is calibrated specifically for that surgeon
Presbyopia, which means "old eye" in Greek, is the gradual loss of the eye's ability to see things up close. Around the age of 40, many people start complaining that "their arms are not long enough" to read a menu or a telephone book. This familiar event is often the first sign of Presbyopia, which can, if uncorrected, cause eye fatigue and headaches.
What causes Presbyopia?
To see both near and distant objects clearly, the lens of the eye changes shape,
Perfect Your Vision with Laser Eye Surgery
Welcome to Global Laser Vision, the premier site for laser vision correction, LASIK, Custom LASIK, PRK, LASEK, and CK in San Diego. Global Laser Vision makes the surgery safe, simple and accessible to the public. We invite you to improve the quality of your life by reducing your dependency on wearing your glasses or contact lenses.
Our surgeons are all cornea and refractive surgery specialists. If you're looking for LASIK or Custom LASIK in
Tired of Glasses and Contact Lenses?
Lasik Eye Surgery is your best choice
We know that you are tired of being dependent on glasses and contacts. Global Laser Vision can improve your vision so that you no longer have to rely on them. State-of-the-art technology increases the likelihood that you can throw away those annoying glasses and contacts.
LASIK is an extremely popular and common surgery for those seeking improved vision. You probably know someone who has had this surgery. What makes
New Lasik Technology: Perfect Your Vision
Wavefront laser eye surgery
Wavefront LASIK is an enhanced version of LASIK refractive surgery. Wavefront surgery can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism and allows surgeons to ensure that they are providing each patient with customized surgery. In fact, this surgery can often eliminate common challenges patients have had with LASIK surgery, including nighttime glare. Surgeons have performed this procedure for nearly a decade. Millions of Wavefront LASIK surgeries have been successfully performed since it was