Patients of Southwest Eye Care and Laser find our staff friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. We have created a relaxed and comfortable setting for our patients so that they may enjoy their experience to the fullest. Your safety and the success of a procedure is our main concern. As a result, we conduct a thorough evaluation of your ocular health to determine the best possible vision correction procedure to match your needs. If there is any concern about your compatibility with a procedure, we will not perform it and, will instead, search for another option.
At Southwest Eye Care and Laser in Bakersfield, Dr. Gregory Stainer and his team provide a full spectrum of vision care. From vision exams to LASIK, cataract, and glaucoma surgery, we provide custom treatments that work within each patient's lifestyle. We perform unique treatments like blepharoplasty and wavefront optimized laser surgery in addition to prescriptions for glasses and contacts.
What Limitations Do I Have After Surgery?
You can resume most normal activities within 24 hours. We do advise that you avoid contact sports and swimming for one week and be careful with any activity that causes perspiration to run into the eyes. Our concern with these activities is the rubbing or drying of the eyes. It is important to talk specifically with Dr. Stainer about limitations. We advise no rubbing or applying pressure to the eyes for the first seven days. You may resume driving 24 hours after you finish the procedure.
Is There An Age Limit?
A good candidate has to be at least 18 years of age with stability in their prescription. You cannot be too old for this procedure but a thorough eye exam during the consult will determine whether you have any other conditions that will hinder a good outcome.
Find answers to additional questions about LASIK surgery on our frequently asked questions page.
Gregory A. Stainer, M.D., F.A.C.S. leads a highly trained team in Bakersfield, California that specializes in refractive surgery, generally known as laser eye surgery. Our success in advanced eye care is rivaled by no one in the area.
Dr. Stainer is a board certified ophthalmologist and has participated in numerous studies of the science of refractive surgery in California and throughout the country. His areas of expertise in corneal and laser eye surgery include:
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Dr. Stainer’s main priorities with every patient are safety and a dramatic improvement of their vision. His staff has fine-tuned the LASIK procedure making it extremely safe and reliable. Plus, new industry technology and improved techniques attribute to the success of the procedure in millions of laser eye surgery patients in the United States and throughout the world.
In most cases of keratoconus, or a bulging of the cornea, contact lenses can be used to restore good vision.
There are different kinds of contact lenses available to address various patient needs. Let's examine the matter in more detail.