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 eye surgery, the cornea is reshaped in order to allow light to enter the eye at the proper angle to focus on the retina for improved vision. LASIK eye surgery is a 100% blade-free procedure as well as an outpatient procedure.
Laser vision correction surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes less than 15 minutes to complete for most patients. Your entire visit to our LASIK Eye Center will be complete in about an hour to two hours. This includes your final eye check-up, going over paperwork, financing, and then finally completing you Lasik procedure!
When it is time for you Lasik eye surgery you will first 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 eyes are numbed with eye drops that are instilled prior to your Lasik eye surgery 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, close your eyes and relax for several hours.
At our San Diego LASIK Center®, Global Laser Vision, our goal is to educate potential LASIK Eye Surgery patients and advise them as to whether or not they are good candidates for vision correction surgery. Our doctors and LASIK surgeon are very careful in deciding which patients are indeed good candidates for Lasik surgery and each patient is educated about the expected outcome and inherent risks associated with the procedures.
Here at our LASIK Eye Center, we can provide you with the most thorough examination and consultation, so that you have the information you need to make an informed decision. Also, our Financial and Surgery Coordinator can ensure to match the most competitive LASIK eye surgery cost. 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 surgery 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 LASIK in San Diego!
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