Lasik Eye Surgery

Lasik Image At Silicon Valley Eyecare Optometry and Contact Lenses, we provide comprehensive care to meet the vision needs of our patients. As an optometrist,Our doctors offers pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing LASIK eye surgery or other eye surgical procedures. Our goal is to help you attain the clearest vision possible using advanced technologies.

Evaluation and Referral

LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses the latest advancements in technology to provide faster recovery times and precise results. LASIK surgery has been effective in treating myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and other eye conditions. At Silicon Valley Eyecare Optometry and Contact Lenses, we provide evaluations and referrals for patients interested in LASIK surgery. Our doctors performs a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. A current exam is important to determining if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery and if there are any other factors that may affect your results. The history review enables our optometrist to determine if your prescription is stable and you are healthy enough to consider surgery.

Once Our doctors has performed the evaluation and determined whether you are a candidate for LASIK, you will be given a referral to the LASIK surgery center we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The center will perform advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery. Various surgery options will be discussed with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate. We will be in correspondence with the center regarding your evaluation and surgical determination. If you are considering LASIK surgery, call us at (408) 296-0511 to schedule a consultation.

Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery

  • Corrective lenses are not needed after surgery
  • Low-risk, fast procedure
  • No stitches needed
  • Used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatisms, and presbyopia
  • Vision correction is extremely fast

Good Candidates for LASIK

Individuals who are over the age of 18 and are nearsighted, farsighted, have an astigmatism, or who have presbyopia are all good candidates for LASIK eye surgery. In addition, the individual must not have had a significant change in their glasses or contacts prescription for the last year, and they have no signs of glaucoma or cataracts.


Since LASIK is an eye surgery, some risks and side effects are possible. The most common side effect is temporary symptoms of dry eye, which usually resolve within a few months of your procedure.

  • Detachment of the corneal flap
  • Development of double vision
  • Development of glaucoma or retinal detachment
  • Eye infections or sores
  • May still need reading glasses
  • Temporary halos around lights
  • Vision may change over time

Prior to Your LASIK Surgery

Prior to your surgery, you will need an appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and so that Our doctors can precisely map your corneas and develop a surgical vision correction prescription. In addition, our ophthalmologist will make sure that your corneas are thick enough to withstand the procedure. This is because LASIK surgery involves removing small sections of the cornea during the reshaping process. If everything looks good, your eye surgery will be scheduled.

LASIK Eye Surgery with Our doctors

LASIK eye surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes about 10 minutes per eye. You can elect to have both eyes corrected on the same day or each eye on separate days. Just prior to the procedure, you will be given medicine to help you relax and eye drops will be placed in your eyes to numb them.

Once you are ready, Our doctors will begin the procedure, which involves cutting a thin flap in the cornea and folding it over. Then, the exposed part of the cornea is cleaned and prepared for the surgery. Next, a laser will be positioned over your eye, and the cornea will be reshaped. After your surgery, you will be given between 30 and 60 minutes to recover. We do ask that you bring a second driver with you as you will not be recovered enough to drive yourself home. 

Post-Operative Care

Once your surgery is scheduled, we will schedule follow-up appointments for you in our Santa Clara office. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following six months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Our doctors is experienced in working with patients pre- and post-operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way. If you have questions about LASIK surgery, call (408) 296-0511 to speak with our knowledgeable staff or .

Advantages of LASIK

If you have worn glasses or contact lenses for a long time, you may have wondered if LASIK surgery is a good choice for you. While not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, it does have some great advantages. People who play sports, have allergies, or who are looking for simplicity will all benefit from LASIK. To learn more about LASIK and your vision, call Silicon Valley Eyecare Optometry and Contact Lenses today at (408) 296-0511.

Are you looking for a permanent way to correct your vision so that you no longer have to wear glasses or contact lenses? LASIK (Laser in-situ Keratomileusis) can surgically correct your vision so that you see clearly without the use of corrective lenses.

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