Category: LASIK

LASIK Consultation

The first step in having LASIK in Laguna Hills is scheduling a consultation, during which your doctor will evaluate your candidacy for laser eye surgery. After a thorough discussion and a non-invasive eye exam, your doctor will be able to determine if LASIK is right for you. Your doctor can then recommend the best approach… Read More

Flapless LASIK Surgery

Flapless LASIK is a term used for any laser vision correction surgery that does not involve creation of a corneal flap. Flapless LASIK surgery is a very different procedure from traditional LASIK, although both types of LASIK procedures generally result in excellent corrected vision that eliminates the need for eyeglasses or external contact lenses. Types… Read More

LASIK Eye Surgery Cost

The cost of LASIK varies widely from surgeon to surgeon, with a national average of about $2,000 per eye. LASIK eye surgery cost depends on many factors including the type of LASIK procedure you receive. For example, traditional LASIK versus the more expensive custom LASIK, in which the doctor uses new technology to create a… Read More


Millions of Americans have had LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision since it was introduced in the United States several decades ago. Although LASIK has an excellent safety profile and a very high success rate, there are potential risks to consider. Sight-threatening complications such as significant loss of vision from LASIK surgery are extremely… Read More

Monovision LASIK

Monovison LASIK is a specialized technique in LASIK surgery to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. Typical LASIK surgery can correct nearsightedness, but many patients find they still needed to purchase reading glasses as they age. This has changed thanks to modern technology. In Laguna Hills your doctor uses the latest customized LASIK… Read More

What to Expect Before, During and After LASIK – Part Two

After LASIK Immediately following the procedure, you may experience mild burning or itching in your eye. It could also feel as if something is stuck in your eye. Your vision may be hazy or slightly blurry, and some tears are common. It’s extremely important that you refrain from rubbing your eyes as they heal because… Read More

What to Expect Before, During and After LASIK – Part One

Before LASIK Prior to a LASIK procedure in San Clemente, you will need a thorough consultation and complete eye examination by your doctor to determine if you are a good candidate for the surgery. During your pre-surgery examination, your doctor will: Dilate your pupils to fine-tune your prescription Examine your eyes to make sure they’re… Read More

LASIK for Nearsightedness

To see clearly, the cornea and the lens must bend, (refract) light rays so they focus on the retina. The retina is a layer of light-sensing cells that line the back of the eye. These cells convert the light rays into impulses that are sent to the brain where they are recognized as images. If… Read More

LASIK Flap Complications

Despite its excellent record of success and safety, LASIK eye surgery, like all surgical procedures, has some associated risks. Most LASIK side effects are mild and temporary. While serious complications, such as those associated with the LASIK flap, are extremely rare, it’s important that patients be fully aware of all possible risks, no matter how… Read More

Common Vision Problems that LASIK Treats

Your eye shape and cornea are keys to better vision. When light enters the eye it is bent, refracted, by a clear tissue on the front of the eye called the cornea. The cornea, in effect, acts like a lens to focus incoming light onto the retina on the back of the eye. If you… Read More