LASIK

The ability to wake up in the morning and see without wearing glasses or contacts is taken for granted by millions of people. But for those who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatisms, a lens-free existence can truly be life-changing. Pacific Eye Specialists offers vision correction for qualified patients through LASIK and Visian Implantable Collamer Lenses. We’ve been successful in helping thousands of people achieve 20/20 vision.

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How Does LASIK Work?

Steps in LASIK

First, you should know the steps in a LASIK procedure.

  1. A thin incision is made to form a flap in the surface of the cornea. We use the IntraLase laser to perform this intricate step. The flap is folded back to reveal the cornea’s midsection, called the stroma.
  2. An excimer laser, controlled by both the physician and a computer, is used to remove a thin layer of the stroma to the exact specifications for your unique eye problem. We use the VISX STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System with VSS and Iris Registration & Tracking technology for this step.
  3. The flap is repositioned...read more
Why Have LASIK?

LASIK may free you from glasses or contacts. Not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK, but if you meet the criteria and pursue LASIK at Pacific Eye Specialists, you’ll be choosing a center that has extensive knowledge and experience with this procedure.

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What Can LASIK Correct?

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a surgical procedure intended to reduce dependency on eyeglasses and contact lenses. It is performed for nearly 1 million patients each year to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism by permanently altering the shape of the cornea. The goal is that the corneal reshaping will change the eye's focusing power so vision can be clear without glasses or contact lenses...read more

What Happens At My Consultation?

The LASIK Consultation at Pacific Eye Specialists is designed to be an information-gathering process…both for our staff and for you. Because LASIK is not always the best procedure for every patient, we advise potential patients to come in for the Consultation before spending too much time researching LASIK....read more

Am I A LASIK Candidate?

Take Our Self-evalaution test to see if you qualify for LASIK. Click here

Can I Afford LASIK?

At Pacific Eye Specialists, we work hard to make LASIK affordable for any patient who wants to improve his/her vision. Our LASIK fees are based on fair price standards for advanced LASIK technology in the Bay Area...read more

What Happens the Day of My Procedure?

Your doctor will provide you with contact information after the procedure in case you have any questions or concerns after you get home. You will be asked to return to the office the following day for your first post-op appointment...read more

LASIK FAQ's

Why does LASIK technology matter?

All LASIK is not created equal. LASIK technology has improved over the years, making the procedure safer and more effective than ever before. The earlier generations of LASIK technology are still FDA approved, but the newer techniques often provide better results. Sometimes these older technologies are offered at lower prices, so make sure you do your research and know exactly what technology you’re getting for your money...read more

Monovision

Monovisìon describes a Situation where one eye is slightly nearsighted (myopia) and one eye is corrected to provide good distance vision. For many people, the brain automatically adjusts to use the better eye for the appropriate visual task...read more

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