LASIK

LASIK laser vision correction in the San Francisco Bay Area

What is LASIK

LASIK – the acronym for Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, refers to a vision correction procedure in which a laser reshapes the the cornea. Over the last 25 years, more than 25 million LASIK procedures have been performed worldwide, with a patient satisfaction rate of more than 98 percent.

We know how overwhelming it can be to not only research LASIK eye surgery in the San Francisco Bay Area but to select a qualified surgeon that you feel comfortable and confident with. Like with any procedure, the experience of the doctor is the most important factor in achieving the best results. The doctors at LaserVue Eye Center would be honored to help you meet your goal of improved vision. We encourage you to do your homework, ask questions, and confidently select a qualified surgeon you trust!


During LASIK, a femtosecond laser will be used to create a thin flap from the surface of the cornea. This newer laser takes the place of the microkeratome blade that is used in traditional LASIK. This flap is lifted and an excimer laser then reshapes the underlying corneal tissue to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. The corneal flap is set back into place without sutures. The cornea will now focus light more precisely on the retina and images will be seen more sharply. Most patients will notice a dramatic improvement immediately after their LASIK procedure. However, maximum improvement will occur over the next several weeks.

LASIK is:

  • a life-changing, transformational experience
  • a possibility for the majority of people who wear glasses or contact lenses
  • the most popular elective procedure in the U.S.
  • virtually painless – you only feel slight pressure during the procedure
  • quick recovery – most patients are back to work and driving the very next day
  • safer than contacts – you are many times more likely to have an eye infection from contact lenses vs. LASIK
  • takes about 15 minutes to perform
  • can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism

At LaserVue Eye Center, we make the patient experience and results our utmost priority. The expertise and skill of our LASIK doctors, paired with the latest FDA-approved technology in laser eye surgery allow us to customize a safe LASIK treatment tailored to your vision needs. We strive to give our patients the best possible vision, safely, quickly and effectively.

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Safety

We are committed to your safety. Our dedicated laser eye surgeon and specialized staff work will work with you personally to ensure you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery. When it comes to your eyes, we don’t make compromises.

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    Advanced Technology

    We use the most advanced LASIK platforms; including Wavefront, Pupil-tracking, and All-Laser technologies, to ensure your best possible vision.

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    Experienced Surgeon

    Our fellowship trained and board-certified ophthalmologists have performed tens of thousands of procedures.

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    Proven Results

    We have an outstanding track record. Thousands of satisfied patients have improved their vision at LaserVue Eye Center.

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Cost

We know that cost is important to you. That’s why we want to provide you with all the information you need to make a decision about your eyesight. Visit our LASIK cost page to learn more about the price of LASIK, what affects that price, and what to look out for when seeking a surgeon, as well as our financing and price-assurance policies. You may save thousands of dollars by ditching your glasses and contacts.

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2 Year Financing

LASIK should be affordable for everyone. With 24-month financing, you can make payments that work for you.

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Flex Spending

If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through your employer, you can save hundreds on LASIK.

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Cost vs. Risk

As with every surgery, the cost and the risks of LASIK should be carefully considered beforehand.

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There are many reasons why our eyes might not work the way we want them to.

In the nearsighted eye (myopia), near objects are seen more clearly and far objects appear blurry. This is because images focus in front of the retina. Myopia occurs when the curvature of the cornea is too steep, or the eyeball is too long.

In the farsighted eye (hyperopia), far objects can be seen more clearly and near objects appear to be blurred. This is because images focus behind the retina. Hyperopia occurs when the curvature of the cornea is too flat, or the eyeball is too short.

With astigmatism, all images, whether near or far, may be blurred. Astigmatism can occur in conjunction with nearsightedness or farsightedness. Here, images focus on more than one point in front of or behind the retina. It occurs when the cornea is irregularly shaped.

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Is LASIK Right for me?

Candidacy

We want you to have the best experience possible and we work with our patients individually to make sure LASIK is the right choice. But we also think it is in both our best interest if you are a good candidate for LASIK. General candidacy guidelines include:

Are you over 18 years of age?

You must be an adult aged 18 or older to be a candidate for LASIK surgery.

No history of eye disease?

As eye disease can cause serious complications, speak with one of our experienced surgeons to be sure LASIK is right for you.

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Do you have a stable prescription?

Some volatile prescriptions can prevent you from being a candidate. Speak with one of our experienced doctors to be sure LASIK is right for you.

Are you in overall good health?

Your overall general health is important. Your safety is our primary concern.

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LASIK FAQs

What is LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a 15-minute laser vision correction procedure, which reduces dependence on corrective lenses or eliminates the need for corrective lenses altogether—depending on patient-specific variables. In the procedure, the surgeon lifts a tiny flap of tissue on the surface of the eye in order to reshape the underlying cornea through use of a computer-guided excimer laser. The surgeon then repositions the flap of tissue over the reshaped cornea. LASIK is a surgical procedure that is capable of correcting a wide range of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

What results can I expect from LASIK Eye Surgery?

The goal of any refractive surgical procedure is to reduce or eliminate your dependence on corrective lenses-so that you may freely enjoy activities without the encumbrance of glasses or contacts. Our commitment to you is that we will not perform laser vision correction on you or anyone we feel does not have a good possibility of achieving independence from glasses and contacts. There are three main variables that will influence vision results: a thorough pre-operative evaluation to determine whether you are a good candidate for LASIK, the experience of your LASIK surgeon/team, and the equipment utilized. To ensure the best outcome, it is critical that you select your surgical team wisely. Honest evaluation, surgical experience, and state-of-the-art technology are crucial to the end result.

What are the risks associated with LASIK Eye Surgery?

As with any surgery, there are risks. Fortunately, however, the risks are low and the patient satisfaction rate is high. The informed consent will outline the risks more thoroughly before you decide to have the procedure. Potential risks may include the following: Halos – Some patients will notice glare, halos, or starburst around objects in low-light conditions. For the vast majority, these symptoms are temporary. However, others will continue to experience them for several months or longer. During your preoperative evaluation, we will determine whether or not you are at high risk for seeing long-term halos. Dry eyes – There is increased dryness of the eyes typically for several months following LASIK, though some patients may experience dryness for a longer period of time. It is important to use lubricating drops frequently. If the eyes remain dry for a prolonged period, there are other drops or techniques that can help. Again, your preoperative evaluation will help determine whether or not you are a candidate for experiencing dry eyes. Infection – This is an extremely rare occurrence, with a 1 in 2000-3000 chance (similar to any eye surgery). Fortunately, as the LASIK technique has developed over the years and proven to be of great benefit to millions of patients nationwide, firmly established protocols now exist that minimize the risk of infection dramatically.

Can I have both eyes done at once?

We perform LASIK on both eyes during the same day in the overwhelming majority of our patients. There are pros and cons to this approach, but most people would prefer to minimize any postoperative discomfort and time off from work.

Is LASIK painful?

The procedure is painless. Your eye is anesthetized with numbing eye drops. You will be awake and comfortable throughout the procedure. Most people experience four to six hours of mild irritation after their LASIK procedure and can return to work the next day.

How much should I pay for laser vision correction?

The cost of vision correction varies among practices, based on surgeon experience, technology, and what the center includes in the fee. We are not the least expensive provider. We have invested heavily in staff training and technology. Our advanced laser and diagnostic technology are second to none. This investment is extremely important to surgical results and our patients tell us they can see the difference. We encourage you to visit other laser centers and compare. It’s only natural to want to get the best price, but remember: Quality, personal service, attention to detail, and results are extremely important when it comes to your eyes. Your vision is one of your most important assets.

Will my insurance cover LASIK surgery?

LASIK is an elective procedure, which means that the surgery is optional. As a result, only a few insurance companies pay for all or part of vision correction procedures. You can check with your plan administrator, or we will be happy to make a copy of your insurance card and check coverage for you. In some cases, the fees can be covered by medical flex/cafeteria plans that allow pretax dollars to be set aside. Please ask your employer if they offer this type of benefit. Vision correction may also be tax deductible as a medical expense (check with your financial advisor). If you do not have insurance coverage, we do offer affordable payment plans. It is easy to apply online and receive credit approval before you schedule an appointment.

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

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