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Knowing When to Get LASIK

Some patients are hesitant when they think about lasers reshaping their cornea. Others want LASIK but aren’t sure it’s right for them. Here are a few things to know when it comes to getting LASIK.

Can I Change my Eye Color?

Changing eye color is a popular topic for many. Eye color is determined by genetics.

Should I Have PRK If I’m Not a LASIK Candidate?

Are you considering a vision correction procedure like LASIK? Although LASIK is a life-changing procedure, not everyone is right for it. 

Should I Consider Dry Eye Treatment?

Do you suffer from dry and irritated eyes? You may have an eye condition called dry eye syndrome.

Coastal Vision Medical Group is the first practice in Orange County to offer the RxSight™ Light-Adjustable Lens (LAL) to Cataract Patients

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Did you know that November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month? This is a group of eye conditions that disproportionately affect those with diabetes.

Co-Management of Ophthalmic Care

Co-management is a collaborative relationship that exists between your ophthalmologist and your optometrist to provide you with the best pre and post-operative care. This collaboration improves patient care, especially as it applies to following your case long-term. Co-management maximizes the benefits to the patient by utilizing the expertise of both providers to their utmost potential. Coastal Vision Medical Group co-manages for all surgical cases including cataracts, refractive surgeries like LASIK, and glaucoma. ​​​​​​​

LASIK and Corneal Thickness

Your cornea is the clear and transparent tissue on the top layer of your eye. It is made up of several layers: the epithelium, Bowman’s layer, the stroma, Descemet’s membrane and the endothelium. Your cornea is responsible for refracting or bending light that enters the eye. It acts as your eye’s outermost lens, providing about 75% of your eye’s focusing power.

What Are The Most Important LASIK Candidacy Factors?

LASIK is an elective procedure that is performed to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

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