If you’d like to improve your eyesight without glasses or contact lenses, laser eye surgery might be just what you need. These procedures are widely considered to be safe, long-term solutions for many vision problems.
The first step towards having laser eye surgery is scheduling a consultation with your eye doctor. At Rancho Santa Margarita, we take a detail-oriented approach to the consultation process so you can make your decision confidently.
During laser eye surgery consultations, we typically gather data about your:
If we find that you’re a strong candidate for laser eye surgery, we’ll take a moment to outline the potential outcomes, so you know what to expect. If you want to proceed, we’ll help you book the surgery with a qualified ophthalmologist.
We’ll also conduct follow-up appointments to help you recover smoothly after your procedure. Follow-up appointments reduce the risk of complications from laser eye surgery, helping you enjoy stronger and more comfortable vision.
LASIK, the most popular kind of laser eye surgery, is 98.5% effective in correcting nearsightedness and myopic astigmatism. It is performed by cutting a small flap into the surface of your eye with a special laser, which is then used to reshape the corneal stroma.
After the surgery, the flap naturally heals back into place. LASIK offers relatively short recovery times, with clear vision typically returning in under 24 hours.
People whose corneas are too thin to heal properly after LASIK may benefit from PRK instead. PRK is performed by removing the entire outer surface of the eye with a laser. The laser is then used to reshape the tissue below.
PRK has even higher satisfaction rates than LASIK, but takes longer to recover from. You may need to rest for 1 to 3 weeks before you can resume your daily activities.
Long-term vision correction without glasses or contacts might be more achievable than you thought. Contact us to book a consultation and talk to an eye doctor about whether you’re a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery.