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The East West Eye Institute now offer 0% Patient Financing. Learn more about Laser Eye Surgery and the specific financing options we offer. We have a page on this website dedicated to discussing patient financing for LASIK eye surgery and Premium Lens Implants. You can even fill out an online application to qualify for LASIK financing. We offer 0% financing, on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments, no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.

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LASIK Self Evalution TEST

Are you a candidate for LASIK eye surgery? Take our test and hear from our consultants.

LASIK Self Evalution TEST

See Better After Cataract Surgery

Cataract patients now have an option to see at both near and far distances after cataract surgery! Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a mono-focal lens implant option after surgery. NEW multi-focal IOL technology can now decrease dependence on glasses after surgery.

See Better After Cataract Surgery

What's New

The East West Eye Institute now offer 0% Patient Financing. Learn more about Laser Eye Surgery and the specific financing options we offer. We have a page on this website dedicated to discussing patient financing for LASIK eye surgery and Premium Lens Implants. You can even fill out an online application to qualify for LASIK financing. We offer 0% financing, on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments, no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.

What's New

Third Street Surgery Center

Will provide content which will most likely include having surgery in a professional environment and have the added comfort of be seen by the doctor in the same building same day.
If you have any questions regarding your surgery, contact our East West Eye Institute at (213) 680-1551 & via email

Third Street Surgery Center

LASIK

LASIK, Laser Vision Correction in Los Angeles

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The LASIK surgeons at the East West Eye Institute utilize the latest technology such as the VISX S4 excimer laser with advanced eye tracking capability and CustomVue wavefront technology. All are Board certified ophthalmologists with years of experience performing lasik and other refractive surgical procedures. We welcome you to a free LASIK evaluation to determine if you indeed are a candidate.

How LASIK Eye Surgery Works

LASIK is a surgical procedure intended to reduce or eliminate one’s dependency on glasses or contacts. The term LASIK stands for Laser Assisted In-situ Keratomileusis. This is just a fancy way of stating that a cool laser beam is used to gently reshape the cornea, ie the clear dome or window forming the front surface of the eye. It is the shape of the cornea that determines whether one has a refractive error. A person with pure myopia, or nearsightedness, has a rounded cornea that is too steep. A person with pure hyperopia, or farsightedness, has a rounded cornea that is too flat. A person with astigmatism has a cornea that is irregularly shaped, like a football or the back surface of a spoon. In other words, it is not perfectly round. One can have astigmatism in addition to nearsightedness or farsightedness. With LASIK, an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea. In the case of nearsightedness, the steep cornea is made flatter, in farsightedness, the flat cornea is made steeper. Perhaps an easier way to understand lasik is to think of the laser incorporating one’s glasses or contact lens prescription directly onto the surface of the eye.

How LASIK Eye Surgery WorksHow LASIK Eye Surgery WorksThere are essentially 2 major steps to the LASIK procedure. After the eye is numbed with special numbing eyedrops, an instrument called a microkeratome is used to create a thin flap of corneal tissue. The thin flap is gently lifted away from the surface of the eye. It remains attached to the eye by a small hinge however. The second step of the LASIK procedure involves the actual application of laser. The laser treatment is applied beneath this thin corneal flap to reshape the cornea to the desired contour. The flap is then gently positioned back into place. Due to the unique characteristics of the cornea, the flap heals into place without the need for stitches. The cornea is permanently reshaped into the desired contour thereby decreasing or eliminating one’s refractive error and thus their need for glasses or contacts.

Selecting Your LASIK Eye Surgeon

At the East Wets Eye Institute we realize you have many options for Lasik in Los Angeles. We feel that the right surgeon can often be the difference between a successful procedure and one with a suboptimal result. Asking the right questions is very important when selecting a quality LASIK surgeon. We have included this list of questions on our website to better educate LASIK candidates as to what they should look for when selecting a LASIK surgeon.

  1. How many LASIK eye surgery procedures have you performed?
  2. Do you prefer performing other types of laser vision correction or LASIK and why?
  3. How long have you been performing Lasik Eye Surgery?
  4. What's your success rate with LASIK eye surgery?

Sources:

http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/LASIK/default.htm
http://www.aao.org/

LASIK Facts from the FTC:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/health/lasik.htm

Other Facts About Lasik Eye Surgery:

  • Lasik involves serious eye surgery to a very sensitive and delicate part of the eye.
  • Hundreds of thousands of people have had LASIK eye surgery.
  • As with any surgery, there are risks and possible lasik related complications. Never hesitate to do alternative research on the associated risks with this type of LASIK eye surgery or laser vision correction.

Contact our LASIK Coordinator at (310) 739-6181