Encinitas and San Diego LASIK Services from Dr. Rosa
Are you having issues seeing? Are you interested in surgical reparation of your sight? If so, LASIK, the most common and best-known laser corrective surgery, may be for you. This well-known and popular procedure has an excellent success rate, offering many the opportunity to regain a quality of vision they haven’t had since childhood! Best of all, Dr. Rosa Optometry is a leading provider of LASIK, so you know you are in good hands!
Why You Should Consider San Diego LASIK
There are many reasons to consider undergoing LASIK including:
- To eliminate or decrease dependence on contacts or glasses
- Correct myopia (nearsightedness)
- Correct hyperopia (farsightedness)
- Correct astigmatism (irregularly shaped cornea)
The LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure
The doctor will first administer a local anesthetic to the eye using eye drops. This results in the patient experiencing no pain during the procedure. A speculum is placed over the eye to prevent blinking. A very thin flap is cut from the outermost layer of the cornea. This flap is cut using a microkeratome, which is a specially designed scalpel. The flap is then folded to the side.
Next, the excimer laser that has been programmed with a map of the patient’s eye is used to remove excess tissue using pulses of concentrated light. The entire laser procedure generally takes less than one minute. Once the laser procedure is completed, the fold is placed back into its original spot.
The procedure involves little to no pain during the treatment and subsequent recovery. Improvement to eyesight is nearly immediate, with maximum results experienced within a few days.
The patient can return home shortly after the procedure; however, he or she should not drive so someone else should be on hand to drive the patient home. Patients will be instructed to rest, avoid strenuous activity, and avoid rubbing the eyes. While you may be able to return to work in a couple of days, it is advisable to take a few days off to ensure a good recovery.
Choose Dr. Rosa for your San Diego LASIK Surgery Procedures!
Dr. Rosa and his team offer decades of experience in all areas of eye health and services, including Encinitas and San Diego LASIK eye surgery exam. Through a comprehensive vision exam, eye surgery exam and consultation, Dr. Rosa can determine if you are a good candidate for the LASIK procedure. In addition to LASIK, Dr. Rosa and his team offer PRK procedures, which may be more suitable for certain patients.
You may be a good candidate for LASIK or other vision corrective surgery! Before the decision can be made however, you must have an eligibility exam and consultation. The doctor will ask questions about your medical history and give a thorough eye exam designed to determine if the procedure is appropriate for your individual case. Dr. Rosa will also talk about the benefits, risks, available options, and preparation and recovery associated with the surgery to ensure that your goals and expectations are realistic.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and to schedule your San Diego LASIK exam!