Laser eye surgery in Huntington Beach CA
Vision problems are common and they can be easily treated with prescription lenses like contacts and eyeglasses. Millions of people wear these sorts of lenses on a regular basis in order to see clearly and comfortably, but there are plenty of others who would rather not have to rely on such objects at all. Whatever your reasons, if you find yourself feeling the same way, then you may be interested in options like laser eye surgery in Huntington Beach CA. Here at Orange Coast Eye Center we can tell you more about this procedure and whether you happen to be a candidate for the surgery as well.
When it comes to treating vision problems, prescription lenses aim to make up for deficiencies in the shape of the eye which cause the impairment in the first place. Most vision problems such as nearsightedness are caused by imperfections in the curvature of the cornea, which acts like the lens of a camera for the eye. LASIK or laser eye surgery, instead aims to correct these issues by allowing the cornea to reshape itself. This is achieved by slicing through the cornea with a precision laser and allowing the cornea to heal in such a way that it is much more evenly dome-shaped, producing better vision overall. Here at Orange Coast Eye Center we can provide interested patients with comprehensive tests that will determine eligibility and get started. When it comes to laser eye surgery in Huntington Beach CA, we can help you every step of the way. Laser eye surgery can significantly reduce your reliance on prescription lenses so you can wake up and instantly see the world around you with clarity.
If you are interested in this particular procedure and would like to learn more, then visit us here at Orange Coast Eye Center. An appointment with one of our eye specialists can tell you whether you happen to be eligible for laser eye surgery in Huntington Beach CA.
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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