Orange Coast Eye Center is proud to be your local Westminster LASIK surgeon. When it comes to the health and care of your vision we are passionate about the level of service that we provide to our patients. We have made a commitment to ensure that all of our patents receive the caring and individualized treatment they deserve and that our staff is not only knowledgeable and friendly but able to provide an environment that is welcoming and stress free.
Laser Vision Correction, or Refractive Surgery, is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. It is a technique that reshapes the cornea (the clear, front part of the eye), so that light will travel through it better and allow proper focus onto the retina. Laser Vision Correction is one of the most frequently performed elective procedures. It’s highly effective, outpatient and is suitable for most prescriptions. The two most common types of procedures are PRK (Photo Refractive Keratotomy) and LASIK (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis). In PRK the laser is used on the surface of the cornea, in LASIK the laser is used below the surface of the cornea. For most patients healing time is usually about several days. During the healing period patients are given eye drops in order to improve any discomfort and reduce eye swelling. After an initial consultation our Westminster LASIK surgeon will recommend which procedure, PRK or LASIK, is best for your particular situation. In order to reach a conclusion you will be given a screening, eye exam, topography (corneal map), the thickness of your cornea will be tested and you individual visual needs.
Most people qualify for Laser Vision Correction but there are a few patients who are not ideal candidates: those patients who are under 21 years of age, patients with thin corneas, patients with other eye diseases, and patients with very large pupils or untreated dry eyes.
Dr. Younger has a philosophy that centers around a commitment to assessing a patients individual needs and most closely meeting their specific visual needs. This means that Dr. Younger and our dedicated staff will work closely with you to make sure you receive the care and treatment that most closely fits your lifestyle, your eyes, and your needs as a patient. When you come to Orange Coast Eye Center you will find that our dedication to you, the patient truly separates us from all others, making us your go-to Westminster LASIK surgeon.