LASIK

SoCal Eye – LASIK Long Beach

Over 10 million people have opted for LASIK surgery. Today it is one of the most popular surgical procedures performed in the United States. SoCal Eye LASIK surgeons have been performing LASIK surgery in Long Beach since the procedure was developed in 1990s and are considered to be leaders in LASIK treatment. We have transformed the lives of thousands of happy and delighted patients from LA and Orange Counties including Long Beach, Huntington Beach and Garden Grove. Treatment starts with a Comprehensive Eye Exam. Schedule an Appointment today at LAKEWOOD (562) 531-2020  | LOS ALAMITOS (562) 598-7728  or send us an Online Consultation Request

What is LASIK?

LASIK (Laser-In-Situ Keratomileusis) is the most common type of laser vision correction procedure performed in the United States today with over 700,000 procedures completed every year. 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. It is an extremely safe and highly effective outpatient procedure that is suitable for low, moderate, and higher prescriptions.

LASIK creates vision correction for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism by reshaping the focusing elements of the eye. The procedure starts with the creation of an access flap in the cornea so your surgeon can reshape the inner cornea using an excimer laser. Procedures can take as little as 15 minutes and patients get to experience almost instant vision improvement when complete.

Why LASIK?

  1. Active Lifestyle/ Sports/ Exercising:

For those who lead an active lifestyle, eyeglasses can often get in the way. If you like to sweat you have experienced eyeglasses sliding, slipping and smudging. This can be inconvenient and also unsafe. If aquatic sports are your thing then eyeglasses may not even be an option.

  1. Covid 19 Face Masks

New requirements for Face Masks as a precaution against Covid 19 have created new challenges for Eyeglass wearers. Many are frustrated by foggy glasses.

  1. Safety Glasses/ Safety Shields

Safety glasses are highly recommended and required for many recreational and workplace activities but it is not always easy to wear them when you have an eyewear prescription.

  1. Contact Lenses not an Option

Contact lenses have often allowed people to escape wearing eye glasses but sometimes allergies, dry eye, or other eye disorders make contact lenses too irritating to wear

  1. A Vision Investment

Eyeglass prescriptions, choosing frames, ordering contact lenses and supplies can be an expensive proposition every year.

  1. Immediate Results

The LASIK procedure can take as little as 15 minutes for both eyes and within 24 hours patients are experiencing 20/40 or 20/20 vision. Quick, Easy, Painless.

LASIK Treatment at SoCal Eye:

At SoCal Eye, our state-of-the-art technology and expertise allows us to provide optimal individualization for each patient. With the diversity of laser procedures available, we can offer the best fit for almost any vision issue.

Consultation with an LASIK Surgeon:

The Advanced SoCal Eye Evaluation is a cutting-edge consultation exam designed by our doctors. Whether or not you go on to have surgery, this evaluation provides valuable information that you should know about your eye health. We perform an in depth analysis of the health of your eyes using state of the art equipment and expertise listed below. Everyone’s eyes are different, and so our goal is to determine the best option for you, not only for today, but also to keep you seeing well for a lifetime.

  1. General Health and Eye Health assessment.
  2. Comprehensive Eye Exam/ Wavefront Analysis
  3. Corneal Topography and Thickness Mapping

The goal is to measure the eye’s structures, including the curvature of the cornea so that the SoCal LASIK surgeons can personalize your LASIK treatment plan to fit your exact vision needs.

SoCal Eye doctors will take time to explain the laser vision correction procedure. The possible risks and benefits will be reviewed with you; the cost of laser vision correction will also be discussed. We encourage questions or potential concerns because our aim is to ensure that you are fully satisfied and comfortable before commencing.

LASIK Procedure

During the LASIK procedure, the surface layer of corneal tissue is precisely formed into a flap by the femtosecond laser and folded back from its usual position. The laser then gently reshapes the surface, and the very thin flap is placed back in its original position, where it bonds naturally. The procedure takes us about five minutes. Most patients say they have no pain with LASIK, and often return to work the next day. LASIK can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. With monovision or blended vision correction, LASIK can also correct the need for reading glasses, caused by presbyopia.

Step by Step:

After your eye has been completely numbed using eye drop anesthesia, an eyelid holder will be placed between your eyelids to prevent you from blinking. Next, we create a protective flap in the cornea. During this process, you may feel a little pressure. After the flap has been created, the laser will reshape the cornea while you look directly at a target light. This whole process usually takes less than a minute. Then, the protective flap is folded back in place, where it bonds securely without the need for stitches. After LASIK, some patients report a slight discomfort that usually goes away within 12 to 24 hours.

  1. Anesthetic drops are applied to the eye.
  2. For LASIK, a protective hinged flap is created by the Femtosecond laser and gently lifted by the surgeon, revealing the inner corneal tissue. PRK (also known as Flapless LASIK or Advanced Surface Ablation) does not require a flap.
  3. The inner corneal layer is reshaped with the laser to correct your eye’s imperfections.
  4. The surgeon gently replaces the flap and aligns it to its original position. It heals naturally and securely.
  5. Some patients feel slight irritation for a few hours, but most are quite comfortable after a nap and rest.
Post Op Results & Expectations:

Vision improvement from LASIK is experienced almost immediately but will become complete after 24 hours. Some initial itching or mild burning may be present in the first few hours after surgery but by these will generally subside quickly. Patients are asked to return for a Post-Operative checkup the day after surgery and one month following to ensure the cornea (s) have healed successfully.

SoCal Eye: LASIK Long Beach 

All treatment begins with a Consultation with a SoCal Eye LASIK Specialist or LASIK Surgeon in Long Beach. 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