Refractive Surgery

SoCal Eye. Refractive Surgery Long Beach

If you have difficulty seeing clearly up close while reading or at a distance while driving the chances are that you have a refractive error. A refractive error is very common and occurs in over half of Americans. It is caused when the eye does not bend light correctly, resulting in a blurred image. In most cases this is caused by changes in the shape of the eye, the cornea, or the lens inside the eye. The most common types of refractive errors include:

  • Myopia(nearsightedness) occurs when the eye focuses objects in front of the retina. Distant objects become blurred, but near vision is usually preserved.
  • Hyperopia(farsightedness) occurs when objects are focused behind the retina. Typically, objects that are far away are more clear than those that are close. Difficulty usually begins with reading vision.
  • Astigmatismis caused by the cornea having an oval rather than round curvature. Objects are focused at more than one point, affecting both distance and near vision.
  • Presbyopiaaffects most people over age 40, making reading difficult. The cause is a loss of elasticity in the eye’s crystalline lens.

Prior to the 1990’s vision correction associated with refractive errors was solved with eyeglasses and contact lenses. In 1995 the FDA approved the first laser correction surgery – PRK and 4 years later LASIK. Today over 700,000 LASIK procedures are performed in the United States every year and over 10 million Americans have opted for LASIK over glasses or contact lenses. According to a 2016 study in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery,  LASIK has a 99% success rate in achieving 20/40 vision or better, and a 90% success rate in achieving 20/20 vision or better.

Why SoCal Eye?

SoCal Eye doctors have been performing laser correction surgery in Long Beach for over 20 years and treat hundreds of patients every year. Our leadership in refractive surgery is based on our ability to deliver the highest levels of care and an unparalleled patient experience.  Here’s how we do it:

  • Renowned Long Beach LASIK Surgeons:

Our renowned eye surgeons are nationally recognized specialists in both LASIK and PRK who not only perform laser correction surgery in Long Beach but also teach at area medical schools. SoCal Eye doctors perform the latest surgical techniques, have access to the latest technology and are supported by a remarkable staff to ensure a 5 Star experience. They will take time during the initial consult to ask questions and help patients make the ‘right’ decisions. Delivering a great patient experience and outcome is what drives us and it is why 80% of our new patients come to us as referrals from past patients.  Link to Our Doctors

  • Laser Surgery Center:

SoCal Eye operates its own Laser Surgery center. This center, located in Los Alamitos, allows SoCal Eye to deliver the highest level of care and the best patient experience. Link to Laser Center

  • Latest LASIK Technology:

SoCal Eye offers the latest in technology to ensure the most precise level of mapping and measurement and the highest level of customization. We invest heavily in technology and training to ensure highest level of care and the greatest outcomes.  Link to Technology

All treatment begins with a Consultation with a SoCal Eye LASIK Specialist or Refractive Surgeon in Long Beach. At this consultation the Ophthalmologist will perform a complete eye exam with dilation and discuss options that are right for you. SoCal Eye feels strongly that patients should be informed and educated on all aspects of the procedure to ensure the best experience. For LASIK Treatment in Long Beach, Schedule an Appointment today at LAKEWOOD (562) 531-2020  | LOS ALAMITOS (562) 598-7728  or send us an Online Consultation Request