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LASIK Flap Complications

LASIK Flap Complications

Despite its excellent record of success and safety, LASIK eye surgery, like all surgical procedures, has some associated risks. Most LASIK side effects are mild and temporary. While serious complications, such as those associated with the LASIK flap, are extremely rare, it’s important that patients be fully aware of all possible risks, no matter how […]

Common Vision Problems that LASIK Tre...

Common Vision Problems that LASIK Treats

Your eye shape and cornea are keys to better vision. When light enters the eye it is bent, refracted, by a clear tissue on the front of the eye called the cornea. The cornea, in effect, acts like a lens to focus incoming light onto the retina on the back of the eye. If you […]

What is the Day of LASIK Surgery Like...

What is the Day of LASIK Surgery Like? – Part Two

Upon arrival at our office, your eyes will be numbed with anesthetic eye drops and an eyelid holder will be positioned to keep your eyelids open during surgery. You will remain awake and comfortable throughout the procedure. A laser is used to gently create a corneal flap. Dr. Blanton then folds this flap back to […]

What is the Day of LASIK Surgery Like...

What is the Day of LASIK Surgery Like? – Part One

Many patients wonder what will happen on the day of their LASIK surgery. It’s natural to feel a bit anxious or nervous about having a procedure like LASIK and knowing what to expect can help ease a patient’s emotions. Here is an overview of what happens on the day you have LASIK, including details about […]

Why is Some LASIK Cheap?

Why is Some LASIK Cheap?

If you are considering LASIK, you’ve probably noticed advertisements for low-cost, discount LASIK. While discount LASIK eye surgery may sound enticing, there are numerous reasons to be wary of these so-called “deals.” Let’s review why some LASIK is cheap: Discount LASIK advertisements usually contain fine print regarding the actual cost of the LASIK procedure. Typically, […]

LASIK Consultation

LASIK Consultation

The first step in having LASIK in Rancho Cucamonga is scheduling a consultation, during which Dr. Blanton will evaluate your candidacy for laser eye surgery. After a thorough discussion and a non-invasive eye exam, Dr. Blanton will be able to determine if LASIK is right for you. Your doctor can then recommend the best approach […]

Flapless LASIK Surgery

Flapless LASIK Surgery

Flapless LASIK is a term used for any laser vision correction surgery that does not involve creation of a corneal flap. Flapless LASIK surgery is a very different procedure from traditional LASIK, although both types of LASIK procedures generally result in excellent corrected vision that eliminates the need for eyeglasses or external contact lenses. Types […]

LASIK Eye Surgery Cost

LASIK Eye Surgery Cost

The cost of LASIK varies widely from surgeon to surgeon, with a national average of about $2,000 per eye. LASIK eye surgery cost depends on many factors including the type of LASIK procedure you receive. For example, traditional LASIK versus the more expensive custom LASIK, in which the doctor uses new technology to create a […]

LASIK Risks

LASIK Risks

Millions of Americans have had LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision since it was introduced in the United States several decades ago. Although LASIK has an excellent safety profile and a very high success rate, there are potential risks to consider. Sight-threatening complications such as significant loss of vision from LASIK surgery are extremely […]

Your Tax Refund and LASIK

Your Tax Refund and LASIK

Are you daydreaming of a more carefree lifestyle? Do you want to be spontaneous? Do you wish you could wake each day with clear vision? Have you considered having LASIK eye surgery to give you the freedom you want and more? There are many reasons why people use their tax return to have LASIK surgery […]