Since its approval by the FDA in the 1990s, LASIK has become one of the most popular medical procedures in America. It provides rapid and permanent results for those suffering from vision defects, all with almost zero downtime.
In the LASIK Surgery procedure, the shape of the cornea is corrected with a highly focused beam of light. After this very short procedure, your eyes now have the ability to focus clearly at any distance, eliminating the need for eyeglasses or contacts. Since its inception, the technology involved has developed dramatically. Despite the ever-advancing state of the equipment, the success of LASIK depends upon the competence of the delivering doctor. At Atlantis Eyecare, our doctors deliver with certainty and care, assuring the best LASIK Newport Beach offers.
Your Results Are the Top Priority
At Atlantis Eyecare Newport Beach, our Orange County Lasik surgeons view each case for exactly what it is, a unique individual with specific needs and circumstances. Your treatment is performed by a surgeon who has personally performed thousands of LASIK procedures, delivering your surgery with a steady hand and experienced mind. You will receive an initial consultation so our Lasik surgeon can discover your personal goals.
What can LASIK Surgery correct?
For patients suffering from routine vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, LASIK surgery has the ability to restore vision to 20/20 or better. This serves to create a dramatic improvement in overall lifestyle, allowing patients to experience freedom from glasses or contact lenses.
LASIK vs Lenses
Anyone receiving LASIK Surgery is familiar with issues attendant to glasses or contacts—glasses can break, get scratched and even interfere with peripheral vision due to the frames. Contacts can be an equal inconvenience, with time taken to put them in as well as irritation that may occur. LASIK Surgery effectively rids patients of these daily hassles while giving them perfect vision. There is a vast difference between seeing perfectly with glasses and seeing perfectly without them, and this is what LASIK surgery delivers.
Following the LASIK surgery procedure, patients report an ability to pass a driver's test as well as participate in a variety of activities, unburdened by the inconvenience of glasses or contact lenses. Additionally, night vision can be improved with this groundbreaking procedure. In short, a new quality of life is found, with a broader array of choices available to those not dependent upon glasses or contacts.
How LASIK Surgery Works
LASIK Surgery employs three steps to 20/20 vision:
- First the LASIK surgeon creates a flap in the cornea by lifting the outer layer.
- Next, the flap is lifted, granting access to the underlying corneal tissue. At this stage, a laser is applied to reshape the cornea.
- Once this is done, the corneal flap is replaced where it heals quickly. With LASIK surgery, most patients can return to daily activities the following day.
All of the above illustrates the massive advantages associated with LASIK. The icing on the cake is how long it takes—only minutes per eye. The procedure is virtually painless, causing less discomfort than rubbing the eyes or inserting a contact lens.
The results are immediate, with patients reporting a dramatic improvement in vision right away. There will be a brief period in which the eyes need to rest, but after your first night's sleep you will wake up to life without artificial lenses. The joy our patients have experienced at the hands of this procedure is immeasurable.
If you're considering LASIK surgery , the first step is determining if you are a candidate. Please give Atlantis Eyecare Newport Beach a call to schedule your free LASIK consultation.