LASIK Consultations

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a highly advanced and widely sought-after laser vision correction procedure that has transformed the lives of millions of people worldwide. At Redwood Eye Center, we partner with ophthalmologists at UC Berkeley to provide comprehensive co-management LASIK Services. Our dedicated doctors provide comprehensive pre- and post-LASIK co-management on-site at Redwood, while the UC Berkeley LASIK surgeons perform the actual procedure on-site at the UC Berkeley campus. This arrangement improves your commuting and follow-up responsibilities, thus streamlining the overall surgical timeline.

During your pre-op LASIK consultation, a thorough evaluation of your eyes to assess various factors that determine your candidacy for the procedure, will be performed. This evaluation includes a comprehensive review of your medical history, an assessment of your current eye health, and a detailed examination of your visual acuity, corneal thickness, refractive errors (such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism), and other relevant parameters. 

Once an eligible candidate, the UC Berkeley LASIK surgeons will take the time to understand your visual goals and expectations. They will carefully explain the LASIK procedure, its potential benefits, and its associated risks and limitations. We believe in providing transparent and personalized care, ensuring that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your vision correction options. If you are deemed a suitable candidate for LASIK, our team will guide you through the pre-operative preparations, ensuring that you are fully informed and comfortable throughout the process. We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic technology to create a detailed map of your cornea, allowing for precise and customized treatment planning. 

On the day of your LASIK procedure, the surgeon will utilize advanced laser technology to create a thin corneal flap, which is then gently lifted to access the underlying corneal tissue. The excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea, correcting your specific refractive errors with exceptional precision. The corneal flap is then repositioned, creating a natural bandage effect that promotes rapid healing and minimal discomfort .

Following LASIK surgery, our dedicated team will provide you with comprehensive post-operative care instructions and schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure optimal healing. Many patients experience a significant improvement in their vision within a day or two after the procedure. 

LASIK has been a life-changing procedure for countless individuals, allowing them to enjoy clear and crisp vision without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. However, it is important to note that not everyone is a suitable candidate for LASIK, and alternative vision correction options may be recommended based on your individual circumstances. 

At Redwood Eye Center, we are committed to providing the highest standard of pre- and post-operative LASIK eye-care through our partnership with UC Berkeley School of Optometry.