LASIK – What is it?

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.


  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.

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