What is LASIK?
Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis, better known as LASIK, is the most commonly performed laser eye procedure in the world. It’s one of the safest and most effective ways to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Our ophthalmologists also offer Photorefractive Keratectomy, more commonly called PRK, a laser vision correction that is often a good solution for people with thinner-than-normal corneas. Both LASIK and PRK represent advances over previous surgical treatments of vision problems and are thus viable alternatives to wearing corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses for many patients. Your surgeon will determine which procedure is best for your individual needs.
Am I a candidate for LASIK?
If you are 18 years of age or older, you may be a good candidate for LASIK as long as both you and your eyes are healthy. You should have a refractive error that falls within the FDA-approved range, and a stable prescription for the past 18-24 months.
You would not be a good candidate if you have cataracts, keratoconus (an abnormal thinning of the cornea), or any ocular disease that is uncontrolled. For a complete list of contraindications, please speak with one of Coastal Vision experienced LASIK counselors.
Our surgeons at Coastal Vision Medical Group are considered by many to be the premier cataract and refractive surgery experts in Southern California. They can carefully help you choose the most appropriate surgery.
Call 714-771-1213 for a free LASIK consultation or use the form to the right to request an appointment online. Convenient monthly payment plans are available.