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ALL-Laser LASIK in the San Francisco Bay Area

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11
Oct

Is LASIK noticeable?

Q: Can you tell if someone has had laser eye surgery just by looking at their eyes? A: An eye doctor would be able to determine if someone has had laser eye surgery upon a comprehensive examination. You can’t hide Lasik from everyone, but the average person is not likely to notice the change in...

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8
Oct

LASIK for astigmatism

Q: What Preparations Should Be Made Prior to Having LASIK for Astigmatism? A: Astigmatism means that the cornea has greater curvature in one meridian than in another. Some eye care doctors use the analogy of a football shape rather than a basketball shape. Most people have some astigmatism although very small amounts are often left...

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8
Oct

Insurance for LASIK surgery

Q: Is there a loophole for Lasik surgery using insurance? A: There is no loophole, but there should be.  Your medical insurance is a business contract that includes limitations and exclusions.  Lasik is considered an elective, arguably cosmetic, surgery. Virtually all major medical insurance plans have exclusions for elective surgery.  Lasik is eye care procedure...

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4
Oct

Visual Acuity Tests

Q: How often should a patient have a visual acuity test after Lasik? A: Let’s clarify your question. Your meaning of a visual acuity exam and the industry’s meaning may be different. A Snellen Visual Acuity test is the “Big E” exam when a patient looks at known black sharp edged letters on a white...

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1
Oct

Safety and LASIK: Corneal Thickness

Q: Can I Do Lasik? My Cornea Thickness is 490 Microns? I decided to have lasik on both eyes. The doctor said everything is good except my cornea thickness was right eye 490 microns – left eye 488 microns. Can I have lasik? The doctor recommended not to wear contact lenses for three months and...

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1
Oct

Should I get laser eye surgery?

Q: Should I get laser eye surgery? A: Whether or not you should have elective surgery on your eyes is an impossible question to answer in a forum because your individual eyes are unique and your vision demands are so variable. Only after a comprehensive examination from a knowledgeable doctor could you know if you...

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27
Sep

Eye movements during LASIK

A recent patient in our office asked this question: Q: What if my eye moves during LASIK? A: While attempted fixation on the target is important, our current laser systems have effective tracking abilities that follow the eye’s movement. In fact, if you look at eye tracking videos on LASIK technology websites you will see...

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27
Sep

Does LASIK Change Your Eye Color?

Q: Does LASIK surgery change your eye color? A: The iris is the colored portion of the eye. Normally the color of the iris does not change after Lasik, however a change in iris color may indicate other ocular health issues that should be checked. Depigmentation of the iris may make it become lighter. Some...

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27
Sep

What is LASIK?

Q: What is LASIK? A: LASIK is a form of surgery that reshapes the cornea (clear front of the eye) to change the way light is focused within the eye. The goal is to reduce the need for corrective lenses. The first step in LASIK is to create a thin flap of corneal tissue about...

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27
Sep

Options for vision correction surgery

Q: My eyesight is -6.00 and I am only 16. Would I be able to get laser surgery when I am older? A: There are many options for vision correction surgery. Lasik is the most popular and well known form of vision correction surgery. It has the advantage of quick vision recovery and virtually no...

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24
Sep

Overnight Contact Lens Wear and LASIK

Question: I Am Considering LASIK to Treat Astigmatism Using the IntraLase Method? I often sleep in my contacts and am concerned with how that will effect the readiness of my eyes for the procedure. Answer: While there are some contact lenses that have been FDA approved for overnight wear, many eye care professionals still consider...

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20
Sep

Cost of LASIK

Bay Area residents often choose to have LASIK to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. LaserVue LASIK and Cataract Center has been a preferred location for many Concord and Pleasant Hill residents. It has been awarded Best for excellent patient care. LASIK patients frequently ask about the cost of LASIK surgery. Some people assume that the...

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13
Sep

How Long After LASIK Should I Wait Before Applying Makeup?

Question: How Long After LASIK Should I Wait Before Applying Makeup or Using Products Such As Latisse? Answer: We generally advise patients to wait at least a week after LASIK before they begin applying makeup or other eye products such as Latisse. Some patients feel more comfortable waiting a little longer and may wait as...

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13
Sep

When should I have a touch-up LASIK?

Question: got lasik seven days ago was about -5.75 sph and -0.75 cyl in each eye now after 7 days of surgery i still have blurring of vision i went today to my dr and checked my vision by his assistant my data was RT SPH +0.25 CYL -0.50 AXIS 37 LT SPH -0.50 CYL...

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10
Sep

What is Wavefront LASIK?

LaserVue Eye Center uses a wavefront aberrometer to measure the internal aberrations of the eye. This technology is the first step in performing a “customized” wavefront LASIK treatment. During this measurement, the medical device will measure Higher-Order Aberrations (HOAs) in the eye, such as coma, trefoil, and spherical aberration. These HOAs are not correctable with...

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San Francisco

LaserVue LASIK and Laser Eye Surgery Center San Francisco
711 Van Ness Ave Suite 320,
San Francisco, CA 94102
Location & Map 1-800-527-3745 1-415-346-5500

Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Business Location
3540 Mendocino Ave. #200,
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Location & Map 1-800-527-3745 1-707-522-6200

Mountain View

Laservue LASIK Center in Mountain View
1174 Castro St., #112,
Mountain View, CA 94040
Location & Map 1-800-527-3745 1-650-966-0900

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