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 and allows you to decrease your need for corrective lenses. LASIK vision correction procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, often only taking about 15 to 20 minutes.
These procedures are elective, and typically are not covered by medial insurances.
Because lasers are used to perform the procedure, there is very low risk of infection and the recovery time is minimal compared to older procedures such as radial keratotomy (RK). The lasers cause less trauma to the eye itself, and the recovery time is short compared to procedures performed with a knife or scalpel. Your vision can be dramatically improved decreasing the need for glasses or contact lenses.
If you are interested in laser refractive surgery, you can schedule an evaluation with Dr. Feiz. If you wear contact lenses it is important to be out of them for 1-2 weeks prior to the examination as it can affect the measurements of your eye.
During the visit, a complete evaluation of the eye including maps of the cornea, level of tear production, measurement of eye pressure, and a retinal examination, will be performed to see if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK.
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 improve vision without glasses or contact lenses. This type of technology improves the outcome of the procedure and may decrease the chance of complications such as halos or glare at night after LASIK.
Increasing the accuracy and precision of the treatment means more reliable results that last much longer than procedures of the past. The amount of improvement is dramatically increased, which reduces your dependence on other types of corrective lenses.
Dr. Feiz uses an excimer laser to reshape the surface of the eye called the cornea. This outpatient procedure takes less than 15 minutes to complete. The recovery time is brief, and the majority of patients are able to return to daily activities within a day or two.
Although the procedure has a very low risk of complication, like any other surgery there are risks such as infection, dry eyes, etc. Dr. Feiz will review the risks and benefits of the procedure with you prior so you are able to make an informed decision.