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What is LASIK?
Are you tired of spending money on new contact lenses and frames year after year? If you are considering LASIK –
Laser Assisted in-Situ Keratomileusis – the USC Roski Eye Institute can help customize your needs with our
state-of-the-art equipment. LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Through the use
of this technology, we can now correct problems with both distance and reading vision, and thereby reduce or
eliminate one’s dependence on glasses and contact lenses.
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The USC Roski Eye Institute Difference
To ensure that you benefit from safe refractive surgery, we will take the time to assess your risk and proper
candidacy. Our surgeons also provide specialized care to patients referred to us who have experienced
complications resulting from previous laser refractive surgery. At the USC Roski Eye Institute, we pride
ourselves on providing the foremost treatments proven to provide the best vision outcomes with the least risk of
complications for all of our patients. We do not perform “basic” or conventional treatments at USC, as these
have proven to be less effective at providing the best vision for our patients. Similarly, we no longer use
mechanical microkeratomes; all LASIK procedures are blade free and all laser surgeries use a femtosecond laser
for flap creation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
I HAVE ASTIGMATISM. AM I STILL A CANDIDATE FOR LASIK?
LASIK (and PRK) can effectively treat near-sightedness, farsightedness and high astigmatism. LASIK is able to treat more than 95% of all refractive errors.
I AM NOT A GOOD LASIK CANDIDATE. DO I HAVE ANY OTHER OPTIONS?
The surgeons at USC Laser Vision provide the full spectrum of refractive surgical options including PRK, phakic lenses and refractive lens exchange. We provide extensive screenings to determine the best procedure for you.
IS LASIK DANGEROUS?
While there are possible complications with any surgery, the risk of poor outcomes is signiﬁcantly low with LASIK for good candidates. In fact, many recent studies have found the risks of LASIK are less than those for extended contact lens wear, especially the risk of infection.
IS LASIK PAINFUL?
LASIK is generally a pain-free procedure. The process can seem intimidating before treatment begins. Before surgery, numbing drops are placed in the eyes to prevent discomfort. There are a few moments of pressure during surgery. The procedure usually takes a few minutes. After surgery, the eyes may burn, itch or feel like there is something in them for several hours. Eye drops and a mild pain reliver usually provide relief.
WHY DOES LASIK SEEM SO EXPENSIVE?
For most patients who wear glasses and contact lenses, the cost of LASIK is signiﬁcantly less expensive over a short period of time when compared with the cost of glasses, contacts, solutions, and trips to the doctor to get your prescription checked. Many people ﬁnd that LASIK and similar procedures qualify for their medical spending accounts, which further reduces the ﬁnal cost.
IS IT REALLY IMPORTANT WHICH DOCTOR PERFORMS MY LASIK SURGERY?
Experience counts. When considering a surgeon, look for the proper credentials, including state licensing, board certiﬁcation and subspecialty training in refractive surgery. Ask questions such as “How many procedures have you done?” and “What is your complication rate?”. Also make sure the doctor is comfortable and experienced with several types of eye surgery so all options are considered to provide the best outcome.