LASIK Surgery

Do you dream about seeing clearly without glasses or contacts?

Learn About LASIK

LASIK, or (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis) has helped millions of people worldwide to dramatically improve their vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses. It is a highly effective outpatient procedure that is suitable for most low, moderate and higher prescriptions. LASIK uses a cool beam of light from the an excimer laser to gently reshape the front surface (cornea) of your eye.

What is Custom LASIK?

Custom LASIK allows an eye surgeon to customize the conventional LASIK procedure to your unique eyes. This customized LASIK can result in patients seeing clearer and sharper than ever before. FDA studies show that Custom LASIK may produce better vision than is possible with contact lenses or glasses.

What is Bladeless LASIK?

LASIK and Custom LASIK requires a flap of corneal tissue to be created with a micokeratome and folded back to allow the eximer laser to reshape the eye. In Bladeless LASIK procedures, the surgeon uses a laser to create the corneal flap. This Bladeless method allows the surgeon to customize the corneal flap for every individual patient. Studies by IntraLase have shown that Bladeless technology may make it possible to treat patients who were previously denied LASIK  due to having thinner corneas.

Is LASIK Right for Me?

In most cases, LASIK can treat the most severe degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK is not right for everyone.  Candidates must have realistic expectations about their results. Potential candidates for LASIK must be at least 18 years old, in good general health, and have good eye health, with no diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma. Only an in-depth examination of your eyes, your individual case, your expectations and your lifestyle by an experienced, licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist can determine if you are a candidate.

Del Rey Optometry coordinates with our affiliate partners to periodically offer free LASIK consultations right here in our offices. Representatives from the LASIK centers are here to personally answer your questions. Visit our events page to check for LASIK consultation announcements and call to reserve your personal consultation.

Working with the Best Surgeons

We co-manage LASIK evaluation, laser surgery, and post-operative eye care with some of the best laser eye surgeons anywhere. In concert with these top surgeons, we provide care for you before and after surgery, with eye doctors who know your history and your eyes.

Kerry Assil, M.D. is a world-renowned expert in refractive surgery. He has invented and pioneered several surgical procedures, including the Intrastromal Corneal Ring (ICR), combined technique RK, Phakic IOL, and myopic and hyperoptic LASIK. He has been featured on all major local and national news stations. He has the distinction of having taught his procedures to thousands of eye surgeons from all over the world. Dr. Assil has authored more than one hundred textbooks, textbook chapters and articles, and has lectured worldwide, including at such prestigious universities as Harvard, John Hopkins, and Tokyo University. Dr. Assil is the Medical Director and CEO of the Assil Eye Institute in Beverly Hills, California.

Alan Berg, M.D., a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, has been a pioneer in refractive surgery, beginning with Radial Keratotomy (RK), for the last 25 years. He now specializes in laser vision correction and refractive lens implant surgery. Dr. Berg has performed over 20,000 LASIK procedures. He has performed thousands of cataract IOL surgeries and now utilizes advanced IOL technology including Multifocal/Accommodating Implants for the correction of presbyopia. Dr. Berg has been selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” in 2005-06.

Franklin W. Lusby, M.D. is a renowned, highly qualified specialist in laser refractive surgeries. His extensive experience can be traced back to the beginnings of modern vision correction procedures and he has performed more than 45,000 refractive surgeries in the United States, Mexico, and China. He has been at the forefront of the field and has performed thousands of successful PRK surgeries over the last 17 years. He continues to perform PRK surgeries as well as LASIK, Custom LASIK, Intralase®, and more.

Tom Tooma, M.D., is Founder and Medical Director of NVISION Laser Eye Centers (formerly a part of TLC Laser Eye Centers) and has performed more than 100,000 LASIK procedures, including procedures on more than 250 eye doctors. Dr. Tooma has many firsts including being the first in California to perform LASIK surgery, first to perform Custom Wavefront Guided LASIK, and first in the U.S. to use the Femtosecond Laser (IntraLase FS30 – All Laser LASIK). Dr. Tooma has held positions at Loma Linda University as Chief and Director of Cornea Service and Director of Refractive Surgery.

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