LASIK Surgery Consultation Specialist

A+ Vision Optometry

Optometrist located in Ladera Ranch, CA

If you're ready to get rid of your contact or glasses, LASIK can improve your vision in a single in-office procedure. At A+ Vision Optometry in Ladera Ranch, California, Dr. Monique Nguyen provides in-depth eye exams and LASIK consultations. Her personalized consultations can help you decide if LASIK is right for you. Dr. Nguyen and her team also offer comprehensive pre- and post-LASIK care. They have the expertise needed to ensure a safe, comfortable LASIK experience for each patient. Curious about LASIK? Call A+ Vision Optometry today or schedule an appointment online.

LASIK Surgery Consultation Q & A

What is LASIK?

LASIK stands for “Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis” and is a popular form of laser eye surgery. It can help correct many vision problems. If you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, LASIK may be able to help. Often, it can eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.

How does LASIK work?

During LASIK surgery, your surgeon uses a special laser to reshape the cornea. Your cornea is the transparent front surface of your eye. Light passes through the cornea and into the iris and pupil.

Abnormal curves in your cornea can cause refractive problems like nearsightedness. LASIK reshapes the cornea to correct your vision. LASIK can be performed in a doctor's office or clinic. Treatment often takes less than 30 minutes. The procedure is usually pain-free and results often appear within 24 hours.

Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

LASIK is a highly effective method of vision correction, but it isn't right for everyone. Dr. Nguyen can help you review your options and decide if LASIK is safe for you.

LASIK is generally not recommended for children. It may not be a good option for adults whose vision isn't stabilized. If your prescription has changed within the last two years, you might not be an ideal candidate for LASIK.

LASIK can also be unsafe if you have certain medical conditions. During your LASIK consultation, Dr. Nguyen may ask about your overall health. She may also ask if you're taking any medications that could slow your healing.

Before recommending a LASIK procedure, Dr. Nguyen also performs a comprehensive eye exam. Afterward, she explains all your options for vision correction so you can make an informed decision.

What sort of results can I expect?

LASIK results may vary, but most patients experience a significant improvement in their vision.  

Most people who undergo LASIK are able to go without their glasses or contacts. Some may need to continue using glasses or contacts, but are able to use a much weaker prescription.

During your consultation, Dr. Nguyen will provide detailed information about what kind of results you can expect from your LASIK procedure.

Ready to learn more about LASIK? Call A+ Vision Optometry today or schedule an appointment online.