Laser Vision Correction Specialist

Eye Associates of Orange County

Eye Physician & Surgeons located in Mission Viejo, CA & Santa Ana, CA

More than 20 million people worldwide have had LASIK surgery, the most well-known form of laser vision correction. Dr. Omar Krad of Eye Associates of Orange County in Mission Viejo, California, is a highly trained ophthalmologist with extensive experience in laser vision correction surgeries, including LASIK. For men and women who want the convenience of seeing clearly without glasses or contacts, laser vision correction may be an ideal solution. To learn more, and to find out if you’re a good candidate for refractive surgery, call the office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.

Laser Vision Correction Q & A

What is laser vision correction?

Refractive surgeries, or laser vision correction, fix common vision problems to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contacts. Laser surgery, like LASIK vision correction, uses a laser to reshape your cornea and correct eye problems such as:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Presbyopia (age-related vision impairment)
  • Astigmatism (an irregularly shaped cornea)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)

Other types of laser vision correction surgeries include photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), or implanting an intraocular lens (IOL) into your eye. These procedures are known as refractive surgeries because they correct refractive errors — your eye’s ability to focus light and project a clear image.

Am I a good candidate for laser vision correction surgery?

Laser vision correction surgery may be a good option if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have healthy eyes, free of diseases like glaucoma
  • You want to decrease your dependence on glasses or contacts
  • You have a refractive vision problem that can be corrected with laser surgery
  • Your eyeglass prescription is stable (usually once you reach your mid-20s)
  • You’re in good general health
  • If you have diabetes, it’s under control
  • You are free from vascular diseases
  • Any autoimmune conditions are under control
  • Your corneas are thick enough to undergo laser surgery

Dr. Krad performs a thorough eye health and vision exam to determine if you’re a good candidate for laser vision correction procedures and recommends the best option based on your individual needs.

How does laser vision correction work?

While each procedure is slightly different, laser vision correction improves your vision by reshaping your cornea with a laser. LASIK surgery creates a corneal flap in your eye, while PRK surgery does not. In both cases, a specially designed laser that’s programmed with your eye measurements safely cuts your corneal tissue to reshape it.

A reshaped cornea means that your eye can properly refract light to the back of your retina so you can see more clearly than you did prior to surgery. That’s why laser vision correction surgeries are ideal for people with astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness.

The entire procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes, and the results often mean you have an excellent chance of achieving 20/25 vision or better after refractive surgery.

To learn more, and to find out of laser vision correction is right for you, book an appointment by calling the office or scheduling online.