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What is LASIK?

LASIK stands for "laser assisted in situ keratomileusis," and is the most commonly performed laser vision correction eye surgery procedure in the world today. In the US alone, more than 10 million LASIK procedures have been performed since 1995.

What vision problems can LASIK fix?

LASIK is used to help treat farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. Click here to learn how the eye works.

How does LASIK work?

Dr. Feldman uses state-of-the-art LASIK Technology to ensure the best possible results for her patients. She uses a precise, WaveFront-guided excimer laser to reshape your cornea. When the cornea is sculpted into the ideal shape, its ability to focus light into the eye and onto the retina is greatly improved. Click here to learn more about the LASIK procedure.

Is LASIK painful?

Most patients describe only some discomfort or a slight pressure on the eye. An anesthetic eye drop will be used before the procedure begins along with a mild sedative. After the procedure, some patients experience a mild scratchy sensation and watery eyes, but no serious discomfort. Since her patients' comfort is paramount to Dr. Feldman, medicines are prescribed to ensure a pleasant recovery.

What are the benefits?

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The biggest benefit is an improved quality of life. With the advanced wavefront-guided LASIK procedure used by Dr. Feldman, 98 percent of patients achieve 20/20 vision, and 74 percent achieve better than 20/20 vision. That means you will have little or no reliance on glasses or contacts after the procedure is over. Additionally, the majority of patients report seeing better at night than they did with their glasses or contact lenses.

What are the risks of LASIK?

Dr. Feldman's extensive experience and commitment to the latest LASIK technology means that the risk to her patients are extremely small. The most common complications and side effects, which are all treatable, are under- or over-correction, light sensitivity and dryness. Dr. Feldman and her professional staff spend as much one-on-one time as necessary with her patients to discuss the possible risks to enable them to make an informed decision.

Why should I choose Dr. Feldman for LASIK?

Dr. Feldman is a world-class corneal expert who has performed tens of thousands of laser eye surgeries since the procedure was FDA approved in 1995. Because of her experience and reputation, hundreds of doctors and medical professionals have trusted Dr. Feldman with their LASIK surgery. If so many doctors trust Dr. Feldman, shouldn't you?

Dear Dr. Feldman and Everyone at ClearView, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate everyone's sincerity and help before and after my LASIK. It was one of the hardest things for me to do and now I'm almost at perfect vision because of you! Thank you for everything!
— M.S.

What is an excimer laser?

Excimer lasers are cool, ultraviolet beams of light. Because they're cool, they don't project any heat onto nearby surfaces or into the air. This ultraviolet laser is used to eliminate and reshape the surface of the eye during laser vision correction surgery.

How precise is the laser?

An excimer laser is able to penetrate corneal tissue at microscopic depths of less than a nanometer. Being a directional light, the laser can focus on a point as tiny as 0.25 microns (0.00004 of an inch). A human hair is 50 microns wide!

Now knowing more about the excimer laser, wouldn't you agree that this is a precise beam?

If you are considering LASIK eye surgery in San Diego or anywhere in Southern California, please email or call our LASIK surgery center today to schedule your complimentary LASIK consultation.

ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center provides LASIK eye surgery in the San Diego, California area. We offer this web page as general information. This information should not be considered formal medical advice. Please contact us today for formal advice during a complimentary LASIK eye surgery consultation in San Diego.

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