Laser Vision Co-Management

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Everyone is talking about LASIK.  Here is a brief description of the procedure:

A flap is created on the cornea and is gently folded back. An Excimer Laser is used to reshape the cornea, much like a contact lens forms a new shape on the cornea, only the laser is permanent. The flap is then put back in place without any sutures, acting like a natural bandage.

The “Wow!” effect of Lasik is from a very rapid recovery of vision with mild discomfort post-operatively. You hear from people that they did not feel anything, and could see well the very first day.  Most people have functional vision in 24-48 hours. Although this is true in some cases, it must be noted that each person will heal at a different rate.  Vision, although greatly improved immediately after surgery, continues to improve for some weeks, even months.

Not all eyes are the same.  Even though you may have had a friend who has had LASIK, it does not mean it is right for you.  If you are interested in laser vision correction, we will be happy to refer you to the surgeon whom we most trust to provide you with a great outcome.  For many of you who are long-term contact lens wearers our pre-operative input can make the difference between an excellent result and a mediocre one.  Post-operatively we will monitor your healing process and vision for one year to ensure that you have a successful outcome.

We partner with only the best refractive surgeons in Los Angeles County, ask our doctors for more information.