Laser Vision Correction
How well you see depends on the shape of your cornea. The cornea is the eye’s clear layer that covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber. In nearsighted people, the cornea is too round, while in farsighted people, the cornea is too flat. When someone is diagnosed with astigmatism, it means that they have an irregularly shaped cornea. There are various refractive surgery procedures that can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. At Coastal Vision Medical Group we perform the best vision correction procedure to meet your specific visual needs.
Dr. Tran was the first surgeon in the world to use a commercial femtosecond laser back in 2001, creating an all-laser LASIK. This all-laser LASIK is considered premium LASIK because the flap is created using a laser as opposed to a blade. With all-laser LASIK, people with thin corneas who are unsuitable for LASIK may now be candidates due its precision and its ability to consistently produce corneal flaps thin enough to treat those patients who were previously not candidates.
Our surgeons, Dr. Tran and Dr. Marvasti , use the Alcon Wavelight Refractive Laser Suite which comprises the EX500 500 Hz excimer laser and the FS200 200 kHz femtosecond laser, together, the fastest refractive laser platform in the U.S and the only platform to utilize Contoura Vision Topography Guided technology.
Understanding Your LASIK Candidacy
There is perhaps nothing more important in the LASIK eye surgery process than determining your candidacy. If you are familiar with someone who has not had a good result the problems typically stem from poor judgment of candidacy. The candidacy process begins with a thorough eye health evaluation to check the overall health of your eye as well as the corneal thickness.
During your initial free LASIK screening, we will thoroughly examine your eyes and perform comprehensive testing to make sure that LASIK eye surgery is the right procedure for you. A medical and eye history will be taken and several tests will be performed, including:
- Dry eye testing
- Visual acuity and refractive error
- Pupil size in low & medium light
- General health of the eyes
- Corneal topography & corneal thickness
Questions to ask your potential LASIK Surgeon
- What is your experience with LASIK eye surgery?
- Do you approve anyone for LASIK?
- Why should I choose you for my LASIK surgery?
- What is the total cost of LASIK eye surgery?
- Is there any pain during LASIK surgery?
- Are you a board certified ophthalmologist by AAO?
- What happens in the first few weeks after LASIK surgery?
Our LASIK surgeons at Coastal Vision Medical Group are considered by many to be the premier cataract and refractive surgery experts in Orange County, Long Beach, and Southern California. They will carefully help you choose the most appropriate surgery that will allow you to reach your goals. Call 885-501-4496 for a free LASIK consultation or click here to schedule online. Convenient monthly payment plans are available. Your source for Orange County LASIK specialists. Ask about our Lifetime Laser Commitment.
Refractive surgery can also be performed by exchanging your natural crystalline lens with an Intraocular Lens (IOL). Lens implants are for people who find that their prescriptions fall outside the accepted range for laser refractive procedures. The available options include Clear Lens Exchange, the Phakic Intraocular Lens or Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL). Our LASIK surgeons at Coastal Vision Medical Group are considered by many to be the premier Cataract and Refractive Surgery experts in Orange County, Long Beach, and Southern California. They can carefully help you choose the most appropriate surgery that will allow you to reach your goals. LASIK is one of the most commonly performed laser vision correction procedures and millions of people have been able to get rid of glasses because of LASIK surgery. You will find more information below about LASIK eye surgery but please also see our pages regarding Bladeless LASIK and Custom LASIK.