Status Update - May 8, 2020 In response to the guidance provided by our local, state, and federal authorities and many national medical associations, we will carefully open our clinical practices and surgical centers. We want to do our part to help manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Should your eye care needs require our emergency attention please go to our location page for more information and availability. We have added additional measures to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff CLICK HERE to find out more. We are requiring all patients to wear face masks or covering during visits. Stay tuned for the latest information on our status and additional guidance on our response to this health crisis.

LASIK

LASIK Surgery | Redding CA | Shasta LakeLASIK is a procedure to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses. LASIK, which stands for laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis, is a form of refractive surgery that changes the way light is bent, or refracted, as it passes through the cornea so that it focuses properly on the retina in the back of the eye and objects can be seen clearly. The procedure is effective for many patients with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.

Before the procedure, patients are given topical anesthesia and a mild sedative so they are awake but calm and cannot feel the instruments. During the procedure, a device called a microkeratome creates a flap in the outer layer of the cornea.   The flap is lifted and an excimer laser beam changes the curvature of the underlying corneal tissue. The cornea is steepened for hyperopic patients, flattened for myopic patients, and made more spherical for patients with astigmatism. The flap is then repositioned

Recovery is rapid. Most patients are doing extremely well by the next day.

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