What Is LASIK?
LASIK or Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, is a refractive surgery for correcting myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism. LASIK works by reshaping the cornea using a computer controlled beam of ultraviolet light from an excimer laser. The actual surgical process is done in a matter a minutes. Patients are given mild muscle relaxants before the process along with topical drops to anesthetize the eye and maintain cleanliness. Following the procedure, patients should be transported home by an assistant as the treated eye is covered and should avoid light until the next day.
Most patients realize excellent vision the following morning. Recovery time can vary, especially for higher levels of correction. It is not unusual for vision to be slightly hazy for the first few weeks for patients with higher correction. You may also notice some temporary over-correction for a few weeks, which may cause difficulties with near or intermediate vision.
Clear Vision & LASIK Surgeons
Clear Vision Optometry eye doctors work with top LASIK surgeons at the Inland Eye Institute and Loma Linda Ophthalmology Department to provide complete evaluation, pre-op, surgery, and continuing post-op eye care you if you choose laser vision correction.
The Inland Eye Institute’s Eye Surgery Center and Loma Linda University’s Ophthalmology Department have have become the primary surgery centers chosen in the the Inland Empire. And our doctors can continue your vision care history before and after any cataract surgery you may need.
It is important for LASIK patients to return to our offices for periodic checks by our eye doctors following surgery to ensure proper healing and vision correction. Post-operative examinations are quick and efficient. If you have undergone a laser corrective surgery and are experiencing pain or vision problems, please call our offices immediately during normal hours, or contact our pager system after-hours at (714) 376-5928.
Find Out If LASIK Is Right For You
Make an appointment with our doctors to schedule a LASIK evaluation and to learn more about the options and costs for laser vision correction. And take your first step towards your freedom to see clearly without glasses or contacts.