How It Works
Your cornea, the clear dome that overlies the colored part of your eye, is responsible for approximately two-thirds of your eye’s light focusing ability. When the shape of your cornea does not match the length and shape of the rest of your eye, you have refractive error, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Glasses and contact lenses are effective in correcting these refractive errors, but each have their limitations and shortcomings.
After some mild oral sedation, you receive a topical numbing eye drop. You are positioned under the laser, and your eyelids are gently held open, so you don’t have to worry about blinking. The surface epithelial cells are quickly removed, and the laser is locked onto your iris. In seconds, the laser reshapes your cornea to the desired curvature. Medications and drops that prevent pain, infection, scarring are then placed on your eye followed by a soft bandage lens. No eye patch and no eye shield are needed. You are in and out of the surgical suite in less than 15 minutes.
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What Makes Empire Eye and Laser Center Different
At Empire Eye and Laser Center, we are committed to the best surgical results with the best quality of care. Dr. Chang understands that even when performing LASIK with the most advanced lasers and technologies, meticulous attention to detail is still of utmost importance. Starting with your initial Refractive Consult, Dr. Chang will go over your visual goals and expectations. He will carefully explain the entire process to you in words that you can understand, and he will give you ample opportunity to ask questions. Dr. Chang believes that good patient-surgeon communication is the cornerstone of a positive and memorable surgical experience.
Dr. Chang and his staff will perform multiple measurements of your eye in the course of your consults, and he will carefully examine your entire eye to ensure that you will have an excellent result. He will assess the stability of your refraction and determine your current refractive state.
Dr. Chang (a former math team champion on the state and national levels) will personally check and double check (and triple check) your measurements, so you can rest assured that the correct treatment will be performed on your eyes. Because of his attention to detail, Dr. Chang provides all enhancements for a full year completely free of charge.
Whether you’re absolutely ready to get rid of your glasses or contact lenses, or if your just wanted to see if you would be a good LASIK candidate, come see how at Empire Eye and Laser Center, we provide “Quality worth Experiencing.”
Quality Laser Vision Correction
Dr. Daniel Chang performs LASIK with the VISX Star S4 laser with Iris Registration, the most advanced laser technology platform available today. All this means precise outcomes and peace-of-mind. The VISX Star S4 laser is being used at the U.S. Naval Medical Center to treat Naval aviators–the “Top Gun” pilots who need superior vision to make aircraft carrier landings.
If you are interested in scheduling a LASIK Consultation please email or call us at 661-325-EYES (3937).