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When Glasses & Contacts Aren’t Cutting It

Refractive errors like nearsightedness and farsightedness can be challenging to deal with every day. From fumbling with eyeglasses to losing a contact lens down the sink, corrective eyewear can be frustrating. Some individuals might want to explore other options that can give them clear vision.

Refractive surgery, or laser eye surgery, is an elective procedure that can significantly improve vision for those who need corrective eyewear. In some cases, the surgery can improve vision to a point where corrective eyewear isn’t needed at all.

At Diablo Valley Optometric Group, we have the experience to help you decide if laser eye surgery is right for you. We’ll perform a thorough evaluation to assess your eyes’ health and whether laser surgery is a safe option for you. If laser eye surgery is of interest to you, please give us a call or use our online form to book an appointment today!

Types of Laser Eye Surgery

There are many different types of laser eye surgeries available that cater to specific vision and health problems. The procedure best for you can only be determined by your ocular health professional, so if laser eye surgery is something you’d like to pursue, please talk to your optometrist.

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

Photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, is a popular procedure suitable for individuals with very thin corneas. The procedure is done to correct mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

During the procedure, your surgeon uses a laser called an excimer laser to remove the epithelium (your cornea’s outer layer). Your surgeon will then reshape the corneal tissue underneath to correct the refractive error that’s causing your blurred vision. This may involve steepening the curve, flattening it, or smoothing the surface. They’ll then place a bandage contact lens over the top to protect your cornea and speed up the healing process.

Your vision will be very poor as your eyes heal for up to a week. As they heal, your vision will improve. It can take up to a month for your eyes to fully recover.

Laser-assisted sub-epithelial keratectomy, or LASEK, is a refractive surgery that combines other surgeries’ techniques and benefits. LASEK is an effective combination of PRK and LASIK surgeries to reduce the chances of developing dry eye and other complications.

With LASEK, a very thin layer of epithelial tissue is created using an alcohol diluted solution. The flap is folded back to allow a laser to restructure the corneal tissue below, and the flap is replaced. Antibiotic eye drops are applied, and a bandage contact lens is placed over the top to protect the eye and promote healing.

Healing times with LASEK are similar to a LASIK procedure, with all notable healing taking place in the first week following surgery. Your vision should improve significantly within a week after the procedure.

How We Can Help

At Diablo Valley Optometric Group, we provide thorough and attentive pre-and-post-operative care for all refractive surgeries. Before your procedure, we’ll assess your eyes and ensure everything is healthy and in working order. We’ll also ask to see you a week after your surgery and then again a month later to ensure your eyes are healing normally. If necessary, we’ll refer you to a specialist for further treatment.

We’d be happy to evaluate your eyes to see if you’re a good candidate for laser eye surgery. If you’re interested, please give us a call or fill out our online form to book an appointment today!

Our Locations

Antioch

Find our Antioch clinic in the beautiful Lone Tree Landing shopping center, on the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Lone Tree Way.

Contact Information

Address

5009 Lone Tree Way, Suite A
Antioch, CA 94531

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Walnut Creek

Our Walnut Creek location is Suite C of the Ygnacio Woods Medical Building on Ygnacio Valley Road.

Contact Information

Address

2255 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Find our Antioch clinic in the beautiful Lone Tree Landing shopping center, on the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Lone Tree Way.

Contact Information

Address

5009 Lone Tree Way, Suite A
Antioch, CA 94531

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Our Walnut Creek location is Suite C of the Ygnacio Woods Medical Building on Ygnacio Valley Road.

Contact Information

Address

2255 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

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