The LASIK Procedure

Providing crystal clear vision to Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Stockton & nearby areas of California

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Griffin & Reed Eye Care has been serving the Sacramento, California area since 1974 and thousands have trusted their eyes to our LASIK experts. Surgical skill is a key factor and the experience and success of the surgeons at Griffin & Reed Eye Care is unsurpassed. Our Laser Vision Correction procedures are performed within our state-of-the-art facility in a sterile environment. We invite you to click on the Why We Are Clearly Different link to learn more about our office.

Before LASIK

During your LASIK evaluation, your eye doctor will go over the procedure step by step so you know exactly what to expect during your LASIK treatment. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, review results and testimonials and go over the risks and benefits of the procedure.

Here's what happens on the day of your LASIK procedure

Prior to surgery, the surface of the eye is numbed completely with anesthetic drops. The patient also takes a relaxant drug such as Ativan. Many patients express a concern about blinking during the procedure. This is impossible due to a special retainer that helps to keep your eye open.

The LASIK surgeon first creates a thin corneal flap by using the lastest, most advanced femtosecond laser, the Ziemer Z4 Femtosecond Laser.  The flap remains attached to the eye, similar to a hinge. This portion of the operation is fully automated and takes about 12 seconds. The flap is then temporarily lifted back and computer-controlled pulses of cool laser light gently reshape the inner cornea. During this part of the procedure, the computer controls the laser and directs the reshaping of the cornea, based on the patient's unique corneal map. The flap is then placed back into its original position. After the LASIK procedure, light rays focus more precisely on the retina, improving vision.

Find out more about the LASIK procedure, how it is performed, and how it can help you improve your vision safely and effectively. If you are considering LASIK in Sacramento or Roseville, call Griffin & Reed Eye Care for your LASIK evaluation at (916) 485-2020or book an evaluation online.