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22
Apr

I’ve Decided to Get LASIK. Now What?

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So you’ve made the decision to get LASIK surgery. Right on! The first step is admitting you have a problem. A vision problem. Now what? Step 1: Find a Surgeon The first thing you need to do is to talk with a doctor that can provide LASIK — called an ophthalmologist — to find out...

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15
Apr

Can I Use an FSA for LASIK? How to Plan for LASIK Next Year

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The end of the year can be a super confusing time of year for medical planning, especially if you’re in the middle of your employer’s open enrollment period. You’re asked to think 12 months ahead and handcuff yourself to a plan and level of coverage. This is also when you can make allowances in your...

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12
Apr

Why We Use All-Laser LASIK

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In your research on LASIK, you may have come across the terms “blade” and “bladeless” LASIK. Below, we explore why we use bladeless LASIK. Blade LASIK is the original version of LASIK, wherein a microkeratome—a tool with an oscillating blade—is used for the first step of the LASIK procedure, the corneal flap creation. Bladeless LASIK...

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8
Apr

How Long Will My LASIK Procedure Take?

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Okay, okay, I want better vision, but please if you’re going to do stuff to my eye, make it quick, please please please… We get it. You’re sick of the hassles of glasses or contacts, but that doesn’t mean you’re without reservations about getting LASIK. Any kind of medical procedure is a little scary, especially...

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1
Apr

Does LASIK Hurt? Your Questions Answered

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You’ve been thinking about it for years, but only one thing is holding you back: the fear. Guess what? You’re not alone. Let’s break it down. Level with me – does the LASIK procedure hurt? In all honesty, it can vary. You will be given eye drops before the procedure to numb your eyes. Patients...

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25
Mar

4 Ways Your Contacts Try to Undermine Your Office Life

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Look at you! You’ve got your nine-to-five office job. You’re on your grind. You’re proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Spanish (at least according to your resume). You’ve come so far. But people just don’t understand how hard you really have it. While you take a break from humble bragging about your desk toys and...

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18
Mar

An Open Letter to My Contact Lenses

Dear contacts, We had a good run. I appreciate all of the work you’ve done over the years, really I do. Hell, you gave me the gift of sight. You’re amazing. But lately, it just hasn’t been the same… I’m sick of the routine. The waking up blind, stumbling over cold feet to the bathroom...

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11
Mar

How Can I Pay for LASIK?

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Does LASIK eye surgery costs one bajillion dollars? Well, no. It can’t be that much. “Bajillion” isn’t a number. But it’s not cheap, that’s for sure. Right? The average cost for LASIK is around $4,200, or $2,100 per eye. That’s nothing to sneeze at, but there are things you can do to make the cost...

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4
Mar

Contacts Are a Procrastinator’s Worst Nightmare

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There’s always tomorrow. We’ve got plenty of time. Tomorrow is another day. Eh, it’ll be fiiiiiine. These are the procrastinator mantras. You can hear them echo across college campuses, office bullpens and dilapidated apartment buildings everywhere. Anytime something needs to get done, a procrastinator is ready to put it off one more day. And another...

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29
Feb

Should I get LASIK or SMILE?

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Update: SMILE is now available in the US -Learn more about choosing SMILE over LASIK or PRK SMILE isn’t available in the US yet, but its FDA studies seem to indicate that it will be at some point soon. So, when SMILE comes out should you go for it or go for LASIK? We explore...

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26
Feb

What Is LASIK Recovery Like?

So you’re excited about the idea of life after LASIK. Can’t say we blame you. Imagine going for a spontaneous swim without worrying about your contacts, or finally being able to see your alarm clock in the morning. Imagine not groping around in a panic every time you drop a contact on the bathroom floor....

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19
Feb

LASIK Surgery and Farsightedness / Nearsightedness

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If you’re considering LASIK surgery, knowing the details is important. Read these patient questions and doctor answers to learn more about hyperopia, myopia, and presbyopia. After LASIK surgery for farsightedness, how well can I expect to see? Will it be a reasonable replacement for glasses or will it be better? Most patients can expect their...

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19
Feb

Just Try Doing These 5 Yoga Postures With Glasses

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Fad workouts come and go, but some exercise routines stand the test of time. Whether you’re a true yogi, or just a “yogi,” yoga is a great way to build strength, increase flexibility and ease stress. That is, if you don’t have glasses wrecking your (vinyasa) flow. Before you squeeze into those yoga pants and...

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1
Feb

Why Choose Jay Bansal?

Dr. Jay Bansal

Jay Bansal, MD, Founder of LaserVue Eye Center in the Bay Area Read below to hear what our patients have to say about their experience at the LaserVue offices! It was nothing short of a miracle. My vision is 20/20, the new found freedom is incredible. Susan Roesgen – CNN News Anchor A surprising number...

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12
Nov

How Safe is LASIK?

LASIK has become one of the most popular surgeries in the world, and not without merit. Since its early days, LASIK has been known throughout the medical community and the general public as an extraordinarily safe and effective procedure. When LASIK was first developed, surgeons would perform part of the surgery by hand, using an...

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To our valued patients, colleagues, and friends,

In response to COVID-19 and in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines we have closed our Mountain View and San Francisco offices. Our Santa Rosa office is closed for routine eye care but is available to see patients on an emergency-only basis.

Any consultations or appointments occurring during the shelter-in-place period will be rescheduled.

If you’d like to set up an appointment following the shelter-in-place period, please use our online scheduling request form.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call our Santa Rosa office at 707-522-6200

We will provide updates as they come and be sure to announce our reopening as well in advance as possible. From myself, and on behalf of our team here at LaserVue, we wish you and your families the best and look forward to serving you in the future.

-Jay Bansal & the LaserVue team

San Francisco

LaserVue LASIK and Cataract Center San Francisco
711 Van Ness Ave #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

Call 1-800-LASER-45 or Schedule a Consultation