Garden Grove eye surgery
Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can all be corrected permanently with LASIK, the laser eye surgery offered here at Orange Coast Eye Center. Instead of relying so heavily on your corrective lenses, you can enjoy the independence that comes with freedom from eyeglasses or contact lenses. And it’s all done outpatient with no stitches or bandages required, and no excessive healing time.
Our Garden Grove eye surgery works by reshaping your cornea. This is necessary because the cornea directs the light that enters through it to the back of the eye where your retina is. That light should strike at or near the center of the retina, but when it is instead hitting toward the front or back, that’s the reason for the refractive issues that cause you to see less than ideally at various distances. Your prescription lenses alter the direction that the light travels, therefore correcting the subpar vision. Our Garden Grove eye surgery reshapes the cornea so that you will get that kind of result automatically. In order to be a good candidate for LASIK, you will have to meet certain requirements such as being 18 or over, having no current or past corneal disease, and vision that has been consistent over the past year. Our eye surgeon will discuss these and other points as part of your consultation. The procedure itself starts with eye drops that numb you sufficiently to ensure that you’re comfortable during the surgery. A thin flap of your cornea is opened, the laser does its job in reshaping, and the flap is put back and resealed. You may experience some dryness afterward, but you will be given eye drops to counteract it. The success rate for the surgery is very impressive, around 96%. You should notice improvement the next day or even later the same day. You may be able to discard your glasses or contacts. At the very least, you will need them much less than before.
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Garden Grove Eye Surgery
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.
Orange Coast Eye Center
18426 Brookhurst Street, Suite 103
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
LASIK in Garden Grove
Lasik eye surgery, also called refractive surgery, is a corrective surgery that reshapes the cornea in order to change its focusing power and improve the vision, so that the patient no longer needs the use of corrective lenses. After most procedures, visual acuity can change and improve almost 90 percent. After a short procedure lasting no more than 15 minutes, the patient is instructed to rest their eyes for the day, but vision improvements are noticed almost immediately. LASIK in Garden Grove can be done same day in our office at Orange Coast Eye Center. Before deciding on whether or not to get LASIK surgery, be sure to weigh some of the pros and cons. Many people find that the pros outweigh the cons and they are extremely happy with the surgery.
LASIK is best for patients who have not had any vision changes in the past year. The pros of LASIK are that it is virtually quick and painless. There is also a very short recovery time and a very high success rate. Most patients see with 20/20 vision after the surgery, which is excellent. The few cons of lasik surgery lie in patients who are far sighted. Often times, as opposed to the success of near sighted patients, far sighted patients may find that their vision actually worsens after the procedure is done. At Orange Coast Eye Center, our clients getting LASIK in Garden Grove find that they are very happy after having the procedure done on them.
Having LASIK in Garden Grove done at our offices is quick, painless and can be done same day. Dr. Younger is a certified iLASIK surgeon with many years’ experience and we take pride in offering our clients this type of vision correction. Our office is always there to answer questions as well as help with any financing our patients may need. Lasik can make many people’s lives easier and more manageable by taking away the need for glasses and contacts permanently. You cannot put a price on great vision, so make your appointment with Dr. Younger at Orange Coast Eye Center today and start seeing clearly again!