LASIK

Crossroads Optometry

Optometry located in Torrance, CA

LASIK is an innovative solution to correct your vision and address your eye concerns. At Crossroads Optometry in Torrance, California, Frank Scolinos, OD, provides this effective treatment to correct your vision. During your LASIK eye surgery consultation, the team helps you determine if the procedure is right for you. Call the office or schedule your consultation online today.

LASIK Q & A

What is LASIK?

LASIK is an eye surgery involving the use of advanced and highly effective laser technology to correct the deterioration and changes in the shape of your corneas, which are the transparent layer that forms the front of your eye.

LASIK is used to correct a number of common vision problems, including:

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is an age-related condition that involves farsightedness caused by a loss of elasticity in the lens of your eye.

Farsightedness

If you’re farsighted, you’re able to see objects far away better than close-up.

Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness means you can only see things that are close to you, but objects far away appear blurry.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is common. If you have astigmatism, there’s a deviation in the spherical curvature of your eye that causes blurry, distorted images. 

LASIK eye surgery corrects and reshapes the deformation in your cornea to make sure that light can be properly refracted to your retina. Reshaping your cornea gives you clear vision.

What can I expect at my LASIK consultation?

Prior to your LASIK eye surgery consultation, you need to stop wearing your contact lenses for two weeks. Contacts can temporarily change the shape of your cornea, and the team at Crossroads Optometry needs to be able to evaluate the natural shape of your cornea.

During your consultation, your provider goes over your medical history and determines if you're a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery. They conduct a comprehensive eye exam to assess your eye health and determine if your eyes are healthy enough for surgery.

They also test your pupil dilation and eye pressure, confirm your prescription, and measure the curvature and thickness of your corneas.

Am I a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery?

To be a good candidate for LASIK, you must have realistic goals about what you can achieve with the surgery. For some people, LASIK may be a permanent solution, but for others may still need reading glasses or corrective eyewear after LASIK.

LASIK isn’t suitable for:

  • Children or adolescents
  • People with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, herpes, HIV, and other infections or conditions that can affect the eyes
  • People with cataracts, glaucoma, thin corneas, dry eyes, or large pupils

You must have good eye health to be a suitable candidate, and your prescription must have stayed the same for the previous year. Only certain prescriptions can be corrected with LASIK.

To learn more, call the team at Crossroads Optometry or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.