LASIK Vision Correction in Los Angeles

100% Bladeless, Customized, Topography-guided CONTOURA z-LASIK
See BETTER than 20/20!

Excerpted from Dr. Soroudi’s Book: Advanced Refractive Surgery:

LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, using an excimer laser.

It consists of three basic steps: first, we use a laser to create a round “flap” out of your own Cornea (sort of like opening a 540-page book at page 120); second, we use a different laser to remove about 20-30 pages from inside the book, and third, we close the book.

The entire procedure takes literally a few minutes per eye from start to finish.

The first (Ziemer Femtosecond) laser takes about 26 seconds per eye.

The second (Wavelight Allegretto) laser takes about 1.5seconds per diopter of correction. If you wear -2 glasses, it’ll take only 3 seconds to correct your vision…

There’s very little if any pain during surgery (just pressure).

There’s very little pain after surgery. Just some irritation, and we recommend you take a nap for a few hours after LASIK.

You can drive the next morning and return to your usual activities just the NEXT DAY!

Dr. Soroudi underwent LASIK himself in 2005 (with a much older “intralase” and “VISX” technology), so he knows exactly how it feels and will talk you through your procedure. He still sees better than 20/20 after all these years!)

We are proud to announce that our center is one of only a few LASIK-centers in the entire Los Angeles area equipped with the newest Ziemer Z8 Femptosecond Laser. This ultra-precise technology provides our patients with a 100% bladefree LASIK experience and prevents the need for using any sharp objects to perform this extremely delicate procedure. This makes this procedure extremely quick (26 seconds per eye), painless, and safe!

The precision of this device allows Dr. Soroudi to create super-thin “flaps” (as thin as 90um) in the Cornea, which allows him to offer LASIK to people with much higher prescriptions than ever before (up to -11 Diopters of nearsightedness, +6 Diopters of far-sightedness, AND up to 6.5 Diopters of Astigmatism. This incredibly accurate laser is also the fastest and least invasive technology in the world today, transferring the least amount of energy to the Cornea. This provides for a very quick & painless procedure, with a very rapid recovery! Utilizing this technology, some of our patients see 20/20 after LASIK even before they leave the office! This device also causes minimal redness after surgery. Older technologies (e.g., the intralase laser) cause tiny hemorrhages on the white part of the eye (sub-conjunctival hemorrhages) for weeks after surgery; the Z8 minimizes this common side effect, and our patient’s eyes are white and comfortable just the next morning after surgery.
Dr. Soroudi is one of a small group of LASIK specialists in Los Angeles who possess their own temperature- and humiditycontrolled LASIK Surgical Suites in-house (instead of going to an open-access surgery center). We are so proud to announce that our center is equipped with the all-new Alcon Alegretto Wavelight EX500 Flying Spot Excimer Laser.

Only the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser utilizes Wavefront Optimized® ablation profiles designed to help maintain the natural corneal shape

The Alegretto laser allows Dr. Soroudi to perform a customized, “wavefront-guided ablation profile (CONTOURA) to his patients who demand just the absolute BEST in vision correction technology: better vision, day and night! This technology maintains the natural corneal shape, which minimized the potential for night-time glare, even in very high prescriptions (up to -10 Diopters of Nearsightedness!). Also, because of its speed (takes only 1.4 seconds per Diopter), it reduces the potential for dehydration of the cornea and minimizes patient fixation fatigue, allowing for a much more pleasant and seamless LASIK experience. At the same time, with a powerful 1050 Hz-type multi-dimensional eye tracker, the EX500 offers safety and exceptional precision in case someone moves their eye during surgery.
PerfectPulse Technology™ represents a new approach to laser vision correction – it accounts for speed, precision, and safety in the Allegretto laser, and offers improvements that are revolutionary in the field. Energy control measures adjust energy levels in the laser pulse from creation to delivery.
Engineering of the Allegretto laser has taken special steps to ensure that the amount of energy in each pulse of the laser has been calibrated to exactly the right level. After the beam has been created, it passes through three “checkpoints” on its way through the system. At each of these points, the energy level is checked and adjusted if necessary, ensuring that the beam is perfectly ‘tuned’ at its destination.
Any laser is essentially a precise, controlled beam of energy. The Allegretto laser employs a proprietary overlapping spot placement method to ensure accurate energy placement. This is one of the ways that the Allegretto achieves a smoother, optically better, and more natural corneal surface than many other lasers used for vision correction.

We are so confident of our technology, and Dr. Soroudi’s track record of over 15,000+ successful LASIK surgeries, that we actually GUARANTEE our qualified patients with 20/20 vision. This is our testament to providing absolute highest standards in vision correction surgery found anywhere in the world.

We also provide interest-free financing, and follow-ups at no added charge for one year after LASIK. If, for any reason, you require an enhancement procedure, we cover all costs for up to one year!

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