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Long Beach, CA 90805
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WELCOME TO LONG BEACH LASER CENTER
Providing residents in Long Beach, Orange County and Los Angeles LASIK surgery and other refractive procedures, Long Beach Laser Center is one of Southern California’s premier LASIK and Refractive centers. We perform conventional and Wavefront LASIK to patients that come from all over the United States. Managed by medical director Carl Hartman, M.D., our state-of-the-art LASIK center opened in 1998. We offer for optimal individualization both Nidek scanning slit and VISX flying spot excimer technologies.
Our surgeons are highly experienced refractive surgeons who have performed tens of thousands of LASIK and refractive procedures. Our LASIK Surgeons
WhaT IS LaSIK?
LASIK (Laser-In-Situ Keratomileusis) is currently the most common type of laser vision correction procedure. It is an extremely effective outpatient procedure that is suitable for low, moderate and higher prescriptions. LASIK is one of the most frequently performed elective healthcare procedures in North America today.
WhO QUaLIfIES fOR LaSIK?
If you lead an active lifestyle and are bothered by the inconvenience or appearance of glasses and the risks of contact lenses, you may be a candidate for laser vision correction. Also, if allergies, dry eye, or other eye disorders make contact lenses too irritating to wear, laser vision correction may be a safe, convenient alternative. LASIK can treat a very broad range of nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness in people who are at least 18 years old, in good general health, have no eye diseases and have not had any significant change in prescription over the past year.
Myopia (nearsightedness) occurs when the eye focuses objects in front of the retina. Distant objects become blurred, but near vision is usually preserved.
Hyperopia (farsightedness) occurs when objects are focused behind the retina. Difficulty usually begins with reading vision.
Astigmatism is caused by the cornea having an oval rather than round curvature. Objects are focused at more than one point, affecting both distance and near vision.
Presbyopia affects most people over age 40, causing difficulty reading. The cause is a loss of elasticity in the eye's crystalline lens.
Millions of people worldwide have successfully undergone laser refractive surgery, and the number continues to grow. The LASIK surgeons at Long Beach Laser Center find that for most patients, LASIK and Custom LASIK are the procedures of choice. However, we can provide guidance about other surgical options, including all-laser IntraLase and Advanced Surface Ablation (also called Flapless LASIK or PRK). Multifocal Implants are another exciting technology that can give patients clear vision for distance, intermediate and reading.
LaSER IN SITU KERaTOmILEUSIS (LaSIK)
In this procedure, the surface layer of corneal tissue is folded back from its usual position. The laser then gently reshapes the surface, and the surface layer is placed back in its original position, where it bonds naturally. The procedure takes us about five minutes. Most patients say they have no pain with LASIK, and most can return to work the next day. LASIK can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. With monovision or blended vision correction, LASIK can also correct Presbyopia.
Using WaveScan® based digital technology, originally developed for use in high-powered telescopes to reduce distortions when viewing distant objects in space, we can now identify and measure imperfections that in the past were not measurable. The data is then analyzed by the surgeon and used to customize every procedure. For some patients, wavefront-guided surgery may provide an excellent option. All patients receive a WaveScan® examination to determine if this technology will be of benefit