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The First Step Towards a Life Without Glasses or Contacts

If you’re interested in laser eye surgery, the first step is a consultation with your optometrist. The consultation allows us to determine if you’re a good candidate for laser surgery and gives you an opportunity to learn more about the procedure, so that you can make an informed decision about your eye health and vision.

The Consultation Process

When you come in for a laser eye surgery consultation, we will begin by discussing your lifestyle, as well as your expectations for the surgery. We want to make sure you understand the benefits of each type of laser eye surgery, and know what sort of results you can reasonably expect. From there, we will examine your eyes thoroughly.

The eye exam allows us to assess whether you’re a good candidate for laser eye surgery and helps to determine which type of surgery is best for you. We will address any questions or concerns you may have, and if you decide laser eye surgery is a good choice for you, we’ll give you a referral.

Our Laser Eye Surgery Options

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most popular form of laser eye surgery. It can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. During the surgery, your surgeon will create a small flap in the outer layer of the cornea using a blade. From there, they will use an excimer laser to remove some of the corneal tissue to correct your refractive error.

The flap is then gently folded back into place. Once the surgery is complete, there is some potential for complications, including flap problems, light sensitivity, and dry eye, although most side effects are usually temporary.

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a type of laser surgery where a laser is used to reshape your cornea, similar to LASIK. The main difference between the two surgeries is during PRK no corneal flap is made. Instead, the surgeon will remove the outer layer of your cornea with a special brush, blade, laser, or alcohol solution.

No corneal flaps mean that PRK is sometimes a better option for patients with thin corneas, dry eyes, or people with active lifestyles.

After surgery, you may experience discomfort and blurry vision as the outer layer of your cornea heals and regrows. There is also the potential for scarring as well as cornea cloudiness as side effects of the surgery.

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Our office is conveniently located at 2628 Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill, near Diablo Dentistry, Pleasant Cleaners, and Pleasant Cuts with ample parking out front!

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2628 Pleasant Hill Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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Phone: 925.947.6696

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