LASIK

LASIK

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a refractive surgery that eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses by reshaping the cornea, allowing your eyes to better focus on objects. Here at Linda Vision, formerly Eye Zone Medical, we own one of the newest laser systems available today, the Allegretto Wav

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Cataract Surgery

A Cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. If a Cataract is interfering with your daily activities, it is time to have it removed. Over the years, there have been numerous advances in the technology for Cataract Surgery. These improvements have given patients the option of choosing between different artificial intraocular lens, including a

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Pterygium/Carnosidad Removal

Pterygium Carnosidad Removal

A pterygium, also known as Carnosidad in Spanish, is a fleshy pink scar tissue that sometimes crosses the cornea of one or both eyes. If you know or think you may have a pterygium and are feeling irritation, itchiness, a burning sensation, or simply dislike its appearance, then it is time to schedule you FREE pterygium consultation. Dr. Linda Vu

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Ortho-K

Orthokeratology, Ortho-K, or Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is a non-surgical method of decreasing mild to moderate myopia or nearsightedness. Here at Linda Vision, we use Paragon CRTTM lenses to improve the lifestyle and vision of people of all ages by reducing the need for glasses and daytime contact lenses. Paragon CRT lenses are produced by Paragon Vision Techn

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Eyelid Lift Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

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LASIK Surgery Monterey Park / East Los Angeles


 

LASIKPatient_1 LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is the most popular vision correction procedure with the highest rate of satisfaction and success. This refractive surgery corrects your eyes by reshaping the cornea according to the power of your prescription glasses, thereby reducing or even eliminating the need for glasses and contact lenses. Since 1989 when the first LASIK operation was performed, over 10 million procedures have been completed worldwide, and numerous technological advancements have been introduced. Linda Vision uses some of the most advanced technology to perform Custom Wavefront LASIK. The Wavelight EX500 Excimer Laser by Alcon extends vision possibilities beyond 20/20 by tailoring treatment to your unique corneal curvature. The Wavelight EX500 laser is one of the safest and fastest (500Hz) excimer laser systems available today. Faster performance allows for reduced time under the laser, leading to less anxiety and increased comfort. At Linda Vision, we believe that the right LASIK surgeon combined with advanced excimer laser technology will lead to a better visual outcome. LASIKSurfing_2

LASIK PROCEDURE

  1. A flap is created on the outer layer of the cornea.
  2. The Wavelight EX500 Excimer Laser by Alcon reshapes the underlying layer of the cornea using “Smart Energy” pulses.
  3. The flap is laid back in place.
  4. The newly shaped cornea will focus light without the need for glasses or contacts to improve your vision.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

At Linda Vision in Los Angeles, formerly Eye Zone Medical, you will be treated by our experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable staff who will make your visit as comfortable as possible. We are committed to helping you achieve your visual goals and guarantee that we will safeguard your interests at all times. The most common response among Dr. Vu’s patients moments after their LASIK procedure is “Wow! Why did I wait so long to have LASIK? If I knew it was this easy to get rid of my glasses and contacts, I would have done it sooner.”

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KNOWN LASIK RISKS AND LASIK PROCEDURE COMPLICATIONS

It is essential to understand the risks and limitations associated with the LASIK procedure

Under correction and Overcorrection of Vision

Initial overcorrection is expected, and regresses as the cornea stabilizes. If the under or over correction does not regress, then it can usually be rectified with an enhancement procedure. The incidence of significant under or over correction is 1–3%.

Regression Eye Sight

Regression is an individual healing characteristic, which refers to the tendency of the eye refraction to move towards the original prescription. Slight regression is expected, however the overall chance of needing an enhancement is about 1–3%.

Decrease in Best Corrected Vision

A small number of patients experience a slight decrease in sharpness following LASIK. In most cases, the sharpness returns over 6 months, but the incidence is less than 1%.

Flap Complications

The incidence of serious flap complications is about 1 in 1000. This risk goes down to 0% with Epi-LASIK or Advanced Surface Treatment where no flap is created!

Glare

Glare after LASIK can be annoying, but not usually visually significant. Patients may notice glare around lights and rays coming off of lights at night. Most patients say that the glare is no worse than what they had experienced with contact lenses or glasses. The glare diminishes over time, usually within three to six months.

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are very common after LASIK. It usually lasts for two to three months after the procedure, and resolves without further problem. It is more common in older females. The dryness is usually easily treated with lubricating eye drops. If your dryness is more than usual, we will help manage it to give you the best visual outcome possible.

Corneal Ecstasia

If too much corneal tissue is removed with LASIK, the corneal integrity can be compromised. The result is sometimes referred to as a “weakened” cornea that may “bulge” months to years after LASIK is performed. This structural weakening of the cornea is called “ectasia,” and can cause significant regression. Unfortunately, re-treatment is not possible and would even make the regression worse. In the rare case of extreme ectasia, a corneal transplant would be necessary to regain useful vision.

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THE ASSESSMENT

During your initial consultation, your eyes will be thoroughly examined and a number of specialized tests will be performed to see if you are suitable for Custom LASIK or one of the alternatives. You can come in wearing your contact lenses or glasses. Before the surgeon will perform LASIK, preoperative tests and a comprehensive health eye exam are performed to screen for glaucoma, cataracts, and other disqualifying conditions. Possible risks and complications will be discussed with the doctor. Once you have decided to undergo LASIK, your procedure will be scheduled, and you will be advised of when you should stop wearing contact lenses prior to your treatment.

THE TREATMENT

The procedure is performed while you are awake, but we will numb your eyes so that there is no discomfort. The procedure takes about 20 minutes for both eyes. When you open your eyes after the procedure, you will be able to see better immediately!

PROCEDURE

  1. A flap is created on the outer layer of the cornea.
  2. The Excimer Laser reshapes the underlying layer of the cornea using “Smart Energy” pulses.
  3. The flap is laid back in place.
  4. The newly shaped cornea will focus light without the need for glasses or contacts to improve your vision.

Quality Care

Dr. B. Linda Vu is a Board Certified ophthalmologist who has been performing LASIK Surgeries for over 10 years with very positive results. Dr. B. Dr. B. Linda Vu is a Board Certified ophthalmologist who has been performing LASIK Surgeries for over 10 years with very positive results. Dr. B. Linda Vu’s experience and dedication to each patient, along with the use of the Allegretto Wave Excimer Laser, make Linda Vision the ideal place to have LASIK surgery. Not only are patients treated by Dr. Linda Vu before and during LASIK surgery, but they are also seen by Dr. Vu herself at every follow-up LASIK visit. You will not be referred out to be followed by an optometrist or a different doctor. We offer unlimited follow-up exams for 12 months after your Custom Wavefront LASIK surgery to make sure that the long-term results are to your satisfaction.

Custom Wavefront LASIK Technology

The Allegretto Wave Excimer Laser by Alcon is an advanced LASIK technology that provides patients with precision and safety, and has minimized the problems associated with older generation lasers such as reduced night vision and glare. Its wave-front optimized technology allows this system to automatically compensate for the curvature of the cornea. While older generation laser systems and techniques, such as standard or conventional LASIK, adjusted for some distortions, the Allegretto Wave Laser system can correct more visual distortions.

Cost and Financing

While providing our patients with some of the best and newest technology available, we also make an effort to make our procedures as affordable as possible. At Linda Vision, there is no up-charge for high prescriptions or astigmatism and all of your follow-up care is covered within one year. We also offer monthly promotions that you should take advantage of. For patients interested in a payment plan, we also offer interest free financing options.

AFTER THE TREATMENT

LASIKAfterLASIKSurgeryYou are encouraged to go home and rest for at least 6 hours. You will experience some mild discomfort including a gritty sensation, watery eyes, and light sensitivity, but this is a normal part of the healing process. The symptoms usually last for 2-4 hours.

POST OPERATIVE RESTRICTIONS

  • No driving for at least 24 hours, and only if you feel comfortable
  • No eye make up for 1 week
  • No aerobic activity for 1 week
  • No swimming for 1 month
  • No contact sports for 1 month
  • No eye rubbing for 3 months, but you should break this habit anyway

FOLLOW-UP CARE

Your post op care is just as important to your visual recovery as the procedure itself. It is important that you use your eye drops as prescribed and keep all scheduled follow-up appointments.

Cost

The cost of LASIK can vary dramatically not only from practice to practice, but also between each different type of LASIK procedure. Make sure that when you decide to have LASIK in Los Angeles & Monterey Park, you are getting the best quality care and the newest technology available, rather than just the cheapest price. Become informed about the differences between Conventional and Custom LASIK. When it comes to your eyes, you should not settle for inexpensive, you should provide them with the best.

Insurance coverage

LASIK is considered an elective procedure which means that most insurance companies do not offer any coverage. However, there are a few that do pay all or at least a portion of the cost. During your consultation, we can check your benefits to see if this applies to you.

Payment Plan

We offer interest free financing through CareCredit which allows you to make affordable monthly payments after your LASIK procedure. You can click on the link below to submit your application and get approved right away, or we can help you fill it out when you come in for your free consultation.

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