LASIK is a state-of-the-art procedure that involves laser vision correction. The procedure can restore eyesight to as close to normal as possible, eliminating the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Dr. Vahid Feiz of Eye Care of East Bay has many years of experience using lasers to correct vision abnormalities. If you live in or near the Walnut Creek, California area and are having problems with your vision, schedule an appointment today to see if LASIK is right for you.
Laser vision correction procedures like LASIK can provide long-term improvements in your vision that will allow you to eliminate your need for corrective lenses of any kind. LASIK vision correction procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, often only taking an hour or more of your time.
Because lasers are used to perform the procedure, there's less risk of infection and the recovery time is minimal compared to other procedures that were performed in the past. The lasers cause less trauma to the eye itself, and the recovery time is extremely short compared to procedures performed with a knife or scalpel. Your vision will be dramatically improved, and you'll no longer need your eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Wavefront LASIK is a state-of-the-art, laser procedure that uses three-dimensional measurements of the eye to accurately reshape the cornea of the eye and enhance your vision. This type of technology increases the accuracy of the laser, allowing Dr. Feiz to make precise incisions that dramatically improve your vision.
Increasing the accuracy and precision of the treatment means more reliable results that last much longer than in the past. The amount of improvement is also dramatically increased, reducing your dependence on other types of corrective lenses. While you may need to wear reading glasses for extremely fine print, your vision will be restored to the point where you'll no longer need eyeglasses and contact lenses for regular activities.
Simply put, Dr. Feiz uses an excimer laser to reshape the surface or cornea of your eye. This outpatient procedure takes less than an hour for him to complete, the recovery time is brief, and you'll be able to return to your daily activities within a day or two.
One of the most common side effects of the procedure is feeling like you have sand or grit in your eyes. While this feeling only lasts for a day or two, it's imperative that you don't scratch or itch your eyes. Laser procedures reduce the risk of infection dramatically because the incisions tend to seal themselves rather quickly. Giving your eyes time to heal before rubbing them will prevent infection and hasten the healing process.