If you’re tired of wearing contact lenses and wish you could permanently get rid of your eyeglasses, Beeve Vision Care Center in Glendale, California, offers the innovative LASIK treatments, using the latest iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio technology. Dr. Scott Beeve has extensive experience in laser eye treatments to correct corneal issues causing nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. To find out if you’re a good candidate for LASIK treatments, book a consultation online or by calling the office.
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a laser eye surgery in which Dr. Beeve reshapes your cornea to change how your eye focuses. LASIK can treat common vision issues including:
Dr. Beeve uses the latest technology, the iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio system that offers 3D mapping capability to determine corneal imperfections interfering with your vision. By correcting these corneal issues, Dr. Beeve can successfully correct your vision.
Dr. Beeve performs LASIK as an outpatient procedure in the in-house LASIK facility. He provides numbing eye drops and can provide you with additional medications to help you relax. Your eyes are held open by a unique instrument, and you may feel a slight pressure as Dr. Beeve inserts another device to help stabilize your eye.
When Dr. Beeve begins the laser procedure, it's common to experience blurry vision. He uses a computer-controlled laser device to direct pulses of light at your cornea. The laser procedure is painless, but you may feel slight pressure during treatment.
You can expect to be at Dr. Beeve's office for up to two hours. However, the actual procedure only lasts about 15-30 minutes.
Following the procedure, your cornea begins to heal on its own. Dr. Beeve will examine your eyes again before you can go home.
During your recovery, you may feel slight discomfort and irritation. Your eyes may itch or burn, and you may notice more tearing than usual. This is a normal part of the healing process and only lasts for a few hours.
In many cases, normal vision returns within eight hours and continues to improve for several months. Dr. Beeve provides you with after-care information concerning activity limitations and follow-up examinations to ensure your eyes are healing properly.
Typically, the results of LASIK treatments are permanent. If you wear reading glasses, you may still need to wear them following laser treatments. In some cases, there is also the possibility that some people will still need to wear corrective lenses or undergo additional eye treatments.
Depending on your specific condition and the health of your eyes, Dr. Beeve determines if LASIK treatments are right for you and discusses your expectations prior to the procedure.