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If you are unhappy with the hassle, discomfort, and cost of glasses or contact lenses, LASIK laser vision correction can help. With one short treatment you can permanently eliminate the nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism you have lived with all your life. Imagine life without sand in your contacts or fumbling for glasses to see clearly in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning.

This page contains some information that can help you understand the LASIK procedure, but many people prefer to have the information explained in person. If you are interested in LASIK, please call 888-514-2020 or email Armin Vishteh, MD for a free LASIK consultation.

What Is LASIK?

LASIK is a procedure that uses a laser to improve the ability of your eye to focus on objects. Your eye is like a camera that uses two lenses to focus on images. The outer lens, called the cornea, is the clear part of the eye over your iris and pupil. The cornea has a fixed shape that it achieves in your late teens or early twenties. If it’s the right shape, you can see clearly, but if it’s the wrong shape, images can’t be brought into focus.

LASIK uses a laser to reshape the cornea so your eye can properly focus on objects. Because the cornea retains a fixed power throughout your life, once nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism is eliminated from the cornea, it’s gone forever.

LASIK Results

LASIK’s popularity is explained in part because the results are very good. According to clinical trials of the FDA-approved laser Dr. Vishteh uses, a large majority of patients (92%) achieve 20/20 or better vision, and almost all (99%) achieved 20/40 vision (the legal standard for driving) without glasses or contacts. Dr. Vishteh’s experience has been similar, and we are delighted with the results we are able to achieve for our patients.

Although almost all patients get great results from LASIK, like all surgeries, LASIK has risks. These risks are extremely unlikely, and the good news is that most complications from LASIK are temporary or treatable, especially by an experienced LASIK surgeon. Read more on our LASIK risks page.

Choosing a LASIK Surgeon

When you are choosing a LASIK surgeon, it’s important to select one that is dedicated to ensuring you and your vision are well cared-for. You want to find a LASIK surgeon who will be there, just to answer a question, put your mind at ease, and be prepared to treat you in the unlikely event that you have a complication. And you will want to select a surgeon who has experience treating complications.

Dr. Armin Vishteh has performed thousands of LASIK procedures and learned how to treat many different kinds of complications, including complications from LASIK performed by other surgeons. He believes that personalized care is an essential part of ensuring patients get the best results from laser vision correction. As a doctor, Dr. Vishteh’s dedication is to his patients’ health, and he knows that proper care of patients takes empathy, effort, and, above all, time. He is prepared to give you all three from your first consultation through your final follow-up and beyond.

We encourage you to read more about Choosing a LASIK Surgeon and take the time to talk to several surgeons before committing to one.

Our free consultation makes it easy for you to talk to us. To schedule your consultation at our Beverly Hills or Rancho Cucamonga office, please contact Armin Vishteh, MD today.