LASIK in Glendale, CA 91203


LASIK (Laser Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) can give people the vision they have always wanted, but have always had to use glasses or contact lenses to achieve in the past. Stop fumbling for your glasses or squinting to see the alarm clock and say goodbye to dealing with contact lenses, call Glendale Eye to schedule your LASIK consultation today! Southern California residents trust Glendale Eye Medical Group for help with LASIK and other vision correction procedures.

LASIK Eye Surgery Q&A

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a laser surgery that can correct a variety of vision issues. It is used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In this surgery, an ultra-thin corneal flap is made using a laser. The surgeon will precisely fold the flap back and will then remove tiny amounts of the corneal tissue underneath using a cool ultraviolet light. This process reshapes the cornea, which will allow for better vision. LASIK is a safe and highly effective procedure that is now extremely common in the United States today. People who opt for LASIK correction will usually be able to leave their glasses and contact lenses behind them for good.

What is PRK?

PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy) is a type of surgery in which the corneal surface is shaped with an excimer laser. Just as with LASIK, only a microscopic amount of corneal tissue is actually removed during this process, but it is enough to correct conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The main difference in PRK and LASIK is that PRK surgery does not make a corneal flap, which means that the top corneal layers will need healing time after the surgery. After PRK surgery, the patient will usually wear a protective contact lens to allow the cornea the shield that it needs to heal properly.

Which is Best, LASIK or PRK Surgery?

The choice between LASIK and PRK depends on the patient and their specific needs and concerns. Our surgeon will help each patient decide which procedure will work best for them.

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