West Coast Eye Institute is proud to be the only LASIK ophthalmology practice in Bakersfield, CA. LASIK is the most effective procedure to permanently treat refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. If you want to be liberated from eyeglasses and contacts for good, you should consider your laser eye surgery options. Please contact our Harvard-trained refractive surgeon to determine if you’re a candidate for LASIK eye surgery in Bakersfield.
LASIK treats the following conditions:
- Myopia (Nearsightedness): You can clearly see objects close to your field of vision, but objects far from your vision appear blurry.
- Hyperopia (Farsightedness): You can clearly see objects far from your field of vision, but objects close to your vision appear blurry.
- Astigmatism: An imperfection in the curvature of your eyes leads to generally blurry and distorted vision, regardless of the distance.
Can LASIK fix other eye problems, such as cataracts, dry eyes, or glaucoma?
LASIK surgery only treats refractive errors of the eyes by reshaping the cornea. It cannot fix other eye conditions and problems, such as dry eyes, cataracts, or glaucoma. These conditions occur because of protein buildup in the lenses (cataracts), pressure buildup in the eyes (glaucoma), or insufficient tear production (dry eyes).
LASIK in Bakersfield is used to reshape the cornea, so it can’t treat these eye problems. However, if you have signs and symptoms of other eye problems, please schedule an eye exam for diagnosis and treatment. Our Harvard-trained refractive surgeons will identify the root cause of your eye problems and recommend the ideal procedures for you.
Am I a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery?
LASIK in Bakersfield is an extremely popular treatment used to correct refractive errors, such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. However, it’s not suitable for everyone. Your ophthalmologist will carefully assess your eye health, corneal thickness, prescription, pupil size, age, and overall health conditions to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for LASIK eye surgery.
Generally speaking, LASIK eye surgery is only meant for patients with myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. You should also be in generally good physical and emotional health with realistic expectations from the procedure. You should also have stable vision for a year to ensure that your cornea won’t continue changing after the procedure, which could undo the results.
If you’re not a good LASIK candidate, a number of other vision correction surgeries are available, such as PRK, LASEK laser eye surgery, and phakic IOL surgery. Please contact our ophthalmology practice in Bakersfield to determine if you’re a candidate for LASIK eye surgery.
What are the benefits of LASIK eye surgery?
- Concludes within 15 minutes
- Treats most refractive errors
- Liberates you from eyeglasses and contacts
- 85% of all patients achieve 20/20 vision
- 95% of all patients achieve at least 20/40 vision
- No downtime or recovery period
- No follow-up treatments
- Long-lasting or permanent results
Explore your laser eye surgery options in Bakersfield, CA
West Coast Eye Institute is the only practice providing LASIK in Bakersfield, led by a Harvard-trained refractive surgeon. Our ophthalmologists and eye surgeons carefully assess your condition, discuss your goals, review your medical history, and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery. If you’re not suitable for LASIK, they might also recommend other possible surgeries to address your concerns. Please schedule an appointment to determine if you’re a viable candidate for LASIK eye surgery in Bakersfield, CA.