Having your eyes examined regularly is a vital step towards preserving the health of your vision. Having a comprehensive examination from a board certified ophthalmologist is important because of their medical expertise in diagnosing and treating all diseases that can affect vision. The doctors at our Orange Coast Eye Center are medical doctors and trained in eye surgery using both traditional methods as well as laser surgery. Our state-of-the-art office as well as our Garden Grove eye surgery center at Newport Bay are equipped with the latest equipment and technology to diagnose, treat and perform surgery on any eye ailment.
One type of service that our doctors perform is Garden Grove eye surgery using the LASIK technique. LASIK Vision Correction is a type of refractory surgery that is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK and PRK (PhotoRefractory Keratotomy) are two forms of refractory surgery that both work by reshaping the cornea, which is the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused on the retina. Refractory surgery is highly effective and generally eliminates or greatly reduces the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. LASIK is one of the most popular elective procedures performed today. The surgery is done by using a laser to deliver a cool pulse beam of ultra-violet light to the cornea, in LASIK surgery the beam is used underneath the corneal surface and in PRK it is used on the corneal surface. The patient heals within a few days and can see the effects of the surgery.
Before LASIK or any other surgery is done our doctors will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to see the patient’s eye condition. Then he will discuss his findings and recommendations as to whether the patient is a good candidate for refractory surgery as well as which of the two procedures is recommended based on the condition of your eyes and especially of the corneas. Most people seeking Garden Grove eye surgery will be candidates for laser vision correction but patients who also have other eye disorders besides vision correction may not qualify. Our practice will work with you to understand your vision and personal needs and support you during the decision process. If you’d like to see if you are a good candidate for LASIK or PRK please make an appointment to see one of our ophthalmologists for an evaluation.