San Diego Lasik eye doctor Reviews
One to One Lasik in San Diego
Sanford G. Feldman, M.D.,
Ellie E. Samadani, M.D.
Patricia S. Bainter, M.D.
Maulik S. Zaveri, M.D. M.S.
"The difference is the time
we spend with each patient..."
(858) 273-0200  
Eye Care
Day of LASIK  
Dr. Sanford Feldman
At One to One LASIK™, we can almost always accommodate your scheduling needs, as we perform LASIK six days a week! On the day of your procedure, we'll give you a mild sedative to take ahead of time to help you feel relaxed. You should arrange to have someone bring you to the Laser Center and to take you home. You can wear any comfortable clothing. Generally, you can expect to be at the Laser Center for a total of about an hour.

At the Laser Center, your doctor will greet you and answer any "last minute" questions. You'll receive eyedrops that numb the eye. The eyelid skin will be cleaned with an antiseptic solution. You'll be seated in a comfortable reclining chair that positions you under the Excimer Laser machine. You'll be asked to look up at a special red target light inside the machine. The target light is easy to see, and will serve as your focusing point throughout the procedure. Many patients worry that they may cause a problem by moving their eye. But we use only lasers with advanced "tracking" technology. This space age technology allows the laser beam to follow your eye, even with tiny movements of the eye.
Once the eye is numb, your eyelids will be gently separated. You will be lying down, looking up at the laser machine. A small ring-shaped instrument will be placed on the eye, but you won't feel it because the eye will be numb from the anesthetic drops. You'll feel about 30 seconds of moderate pressure, as if someone was pushing on your eyelid. Your vision will black out temporarily so you won't have to watch what is going on as the thin corneal flap is made. There is no pain, just pressure -- and only for about 30 seconds.

The vision returns and a minute or two are spent preparing the flap for lifting. Next, the corneal flap is lifted and held out of the way as pulses of light from the Excimer Laser painlessly reshape the cornea. The laser machine makes a "snapping" noise during the treatment. There is a dim flickering light. There is a little odor. The amount of laser light used will vary, depending on the amount of focusing power you need to achieve your best vision without glasses or contacts. The application of laser light usually lasts anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or so. The flap is then painlessly lowered back into its original position where it seals itself into place without stitches during a waiting time of about 3 minutes.

If both eyes are being treated the same day, which is often the case, the same steps are then repeated on the opposite eye. The whole process usually takes about 10 minutes per eye.

One to One LASIK 3737 Moraga Ave Suite A-105 San Diego, CA 92117 Phone: (858) 273-0200 Fax: (858) 273-0619

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