Vision Dynamics
417 Sycamore Valley Road Danville CA 94526 925.838.3021
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Laser Eye Surgery Consultations in Danville

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Glasses and contacts are by and large the most common ways to correct refractive errors, including myopia, presbyopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism. However, over time your refractive error could get worse, which means you will need increasingly stronger glasses to compensate.

Glasses and contacts are a great way to improve your eyesight, but they aren’t the only way. If glasses and contact lenses aren’t a good fit for your style or lifestyle, then you may want to consider laser eye surgery.

Laser eye surgery is one of the most popular ways to correct refractive errors, and these procedures are more widely available than ever before. However, laser eye surgery isn’t a good option for everyone.

At Vision Dynamics, we offer fully comprehensive laser eye surgery consultations that will assess the health and condition of your eyes to see if you’re a candidate for the procedure. If you are, we will happily take all the pre & post-surgical measurements needed and send them to your surgeon, who triple checks the data. We will also work with your surgeon to handle all of your pre and post-operative care.

Curious about laser eye surgery? Please book your consultation with us today!

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What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Laser eye surgery, often referred to as refractive eye surgery, typically involves using lasers to reshape corneal layers of your eye. However, some procedures might elect to remove a layer of your lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular contact lens.

Depending on what your eyes need and their overall condition, your doctor could recommend a variety of different procedures.

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery is by and large the most common laser eye surgery performed on patients. To help keep you comfortable, your ophthalmologist will apply numbing eye drops before the procedure begins. They will then make a small incision into the lens of your eye using a laser or a tiny scalpel.

This incision creates a very small flap that, when folded back, allows your surgeon to access the cornea. Your ophthalmologist then reshapes the cornea using an excimer laser, which corrects your refractive error. After this procedure, the flap is reseated back over your cornea and left to heal. Total healing time is usually a few days.

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) surgery is similar to LASIK, though there are a few differences. Like in LASIK, a tiny blade or laser is used to make an incision in the lens of your eye. Instead of making a flap, however, the lens is completely removed.

An excimer laser still reshapes the cornea, but there is no flap to replace. Instead, the cornea’s outer layer slowly regrows and repairs itself over the next few days. This procedure might be used instead of LASIK if your eyes have thinner or softer corneas, making them unfit to be folded back.

RLE (refractive lens exchange) surgery is quite different from LASIK and PRK in that it doesn’t reshape the cornea at all. Instead, a small incision is made in your eye to allow the ophthalmologist to remove your crystalline lens.

After removing your crystalline lens, an artificial intraocular contact lens (ICL) replaces it to help correct your refractive error.

Cataract surgery is the same procedure as RLE surgery. However, instead of removing a clear lens with a refractive error, it removes a lens that has developed one or more cataracts. As you may know, cataracts are the gradual clouding over your eye’s crystalline lens, leading to possible blindness.

To remove cataracts, your ophthalmologist will use one of 2 methods:

  • Your ophthalmologist can use an ultrasound probe that breaks apart the cloudy lens, and then use a very tiny suction tube to extract it from your eye.
  • Your ophthalmologist could make a slightly larger incision in your eye so they can extract the lens whole.

After removing cataracts, the lens will be replaced with an intraocular contact lens to provide you with clear, unclouded vision.

What To Do Before Your Surgery

No matter what surgery you have, there is a list of things you should do beforehand to help ensure your operation and healing process goes as planned:

  • Please book up to a week off after the surgery. Using your eyes too much can disrupt the healing process.
  • Arrange your post-surgery mode of transportation before you arrive for your surgery. You will not be able to drive following the operation.
  • For cataract removal and RLE surgery, please start taking the prescribed eye drops recommended by your doctor 2 days before your operation.
  • Please don’t wear any makeup, fragrances, colognes, or other alcohol-based scents to the operation. These products can dry eye tissues, making the procedure more difficult to perform.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes but don’t wear anything that can attract a lot of dust or lint. These can float off your clothes and possibly into your eye, which can harm the surgical process.

What Can You Expect After the Surgery

After the surgery, your ophthalmologist will give you a pair of special sunglasses that will help protect your eyes from intense light and the elements. You will also be given eye drops that will help the healing process and keep your eyes comfortable.

There is a chance you may develop dry eye symptoms. While this can be annoying and uncomfortable, it’s a natural part of the healing process. Dry eyes can last anywhere between 6 to 12 months after the surgery. If your dry eyes persist, please speak to your optometrist.

During the healing process, please refrain from touching or rubbing your eyes. Doing so could dislodge the flap from your eyes, deform your cornea, or bring in particles that can impede the healing process.

Your eye care team will also book a series of follow-up appointments to answer any questions you may have and monitor you while your eyes heal.

Are You Ready For Permanent Vision Correction?

No matter how strong your refractive error, you may be able to benefit from laser eye surgery. Book a consultation today to see if you are a match for laser eye surgery today!

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Our practice is conveniently located at 417 Sycamore Valley Road, Danville, CA. We can be found on the corner of San Ramon Valley Blvd. and Sycamore Valley Road, next to Old Republic.

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417 Sycamore Valley Road
Danville, CA 94526

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Phone: 925.838.3021

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Tuesday
9 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday
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Thursday
9 AM – 6 PM
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