LASIK in Modesto

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A Life Without Lenses

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is one of the most common, effective, and safe refractive surgeries available. It can be an excellent option for those wanting a permanent alternative to glasses or contact lenses.

Why Is LASIK Done?

LASIK is often used to correct common refractive errors:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia): When the eye grows too long or the cornea is too steep, images fall in front of the retina, making distant objects appear blurry.
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia): When the eye is shorter than average or the cornea is too flat, images fall behind the retina, making close-up objects appear blurry.
  • Astigmatism: An uneven corneal curvature disrupts your vision and focus at varying distances.
  • Presbyopia: As you age, your lens loses the ability to flex, making it difficult to focus on nearby objects.

LASIK Consultation, Procedure, & Healing

Before you can undergo LASIK, you’ll need to consult with our team about your candidacy for the procedure. A laser eye surgery consultation involves a comprehensive eye exam and discussion of the risks and benefits of the procedure with your eyes in mind.

Although we don’t perform the surgery at our clinic, we’ll refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist and co-manage your pre and post-surgical care.

LASIK is usually completed in 30 minutes or less. You’ll be given numbing eye drops and possibly medication to keep you calm during the surgery.

Using a small blade or femtosecond laser, your ophthalmologist will create a small flap in the outer cornea to expose the corneal stroma. This flap is then folded back, and the corneal stroma is shaped precisely to your requirements using an excimer laser. The flap is placed back over and left to heal on its own.

If you need LASIK in both eyes, your doctor will generally conduct the procedure on the same day.

Your eyes might itch, burn, water, or feel gritty immediately after the surgery. Your vision will likely be blurry, but most patients report feeling little pain, and your vision will improve quickly.

You may be given pain medication or eyedrops to improve your comfort after the procedure. You may be asked to wear eye protection until your eyes heal.

It takes about 2 to 3 months for your eyes to completely heal and your vision to stabilize. We’ll schedule you for follow-up appointments at our Modesto clinic so we can monitor your healing progress. Plan for follow-up appointments during the first 6 months after your surgery, although we may recommend more or fewer visits.

Visit Us to Learn More About LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK eye surgery can be a life-changing opportunity! If you wear glasses or contacts, you’ve likely imagined what it would be like to be rid of them completely. Although LASIK doesn’t always negate the need for corrective eyewear, 8 out of 10 patients no longer need glasses for most of their daily activities.

We’re excited to show you the possibilities of life without glasses! Please call us today to schedule your laser eye surgery consultation.

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Our Location

 

Find us at 4028 Dale Road, right next to Dale Family Dental and Opti Physical Therapy.

Where to Park?

We have a large parking lot with ample free parking.

Our Address

4028 Dale Road #102
Modesto, CA 95356 9561

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

Monday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5 PM
Saturday
Open one Saturday a month
Sunday
Closed
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