Helping You Achieve Clear Vision
You do not need glasses or contact lenses to see clearly; millions of people have turned to laser eye surgery to correct their vision. You likely have some questions about this procedure, but we are here to help.
We can help guide you through the laser eye surgery process, answer any questions you have, and offer a referral for both LASIK and PRK surgery.
What Is LASIK?
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a commonly performed surgery to correct refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
The surgery reshapes the cornea, beginning by creating a thin flap to access the underlying tissue. A laser reshapes the stroma, removing microscopic tissue so the cornea more accurately focuses light. After the flap is laid back in place, it requires no stitching.
LASIK is common for correcting vision, being used for over 20 years. While there are always risks with any surgery, up to 95% of people have 20/20 vision after healing.
What Is PRK?
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is another laser surgery that corrects refractive errors. This surgery can be beneficial for those with dry eyes or thin corneas.
During surgery, eye drops numb the eyes before placing a restraint to prevent blinking. After removing the outer layer of the corneal cells, a laser reshapes your cornea. The laser calibrates to your specific eye measurements.
After surgery, you will receive eye drops to reduce dryness and help your eye heal. Your eyes may also feel itchy or gritty.
You may need some time off work and sunglasses when outside, but your vision should improve within a month of surgery.
Surgery Consultation & Ongoing Care
Our practice does not perform corrective surgeries, but we can refer you to an ophthalmologist we trust. As our patient, we will do everything we can to guide you through the process.
We will perform a comprehensive eye exam during your consultation to determine your eligibility for laser eye surgery. This exam can include:
- A review of your prescription & relevant history
- A dilated examination of your eyes
- An evaluation of your eye health
- An eye dominance test
We will then recommend the best surgery for your needs based on the results of your exam. We will also inform you of the risks and benefits of each surgery. Everything found during your consultation will be shared with your surgeon before scheduling a pre-surgery consultation with them.
Laser Eye Surgery Factors
While laser eye surgery is a generally safe procedure, there are factors that can affect your eligibility. These include:
- History of corneal disease
- Unstable vision or prescription changes during the last 2 years
- Significant dry eyes
- Current eye diseases or conditions increasing the risks of surgery
Which Surgery Is Best?
There is no “best” surgery, but we can help find the procedure that will best suit your individual visual needs during a surgical consultation. We will guide you through the surgery process, answer any questions you have, and ensure you understand the risks and benefits of the surgery you pursue. Please book an appointment, and we can help you achieve clear vision.
Come See Us Today
Experience full-spectrum eye care at Stanford Ranch Optometry.
There’s lots of parking available at our location at Stanford Ranch Village mall.
- 2351 Sunset Blvd., Suite #190
- Rocklin, CA 95765
- Phone: 916-624-9396
- Email: StanfordRanchOptometrykl@gmail.com
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed