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Glasses and contact lens wearers everywhere share a dream: waking up with 20/20 vision. That’s why it is no surprise that Lasik surgery has become one of the most popular elective surgeries in the world, with more than 700,000 performed every year. With impressive success and satisfaction rates, you may also be considering Lasik surgery. If so, a prudent next step is a visit to Total Vision for a Lasik consultation in Solana Beach with your optometrist.

Your Solana Beach Lasik Consultation

In some ways, your Lasik consultation will resemble a comprehensive eye exam. Your Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist needs to evaluate your overall health and eye health before they can recommend Lasik surgery. Your eye doctor will also take highly detailed measurements of your eyes for your surgeon’s later use. Because contact lenses can slightly change the shape of the eye, you’ll be asked not to wear them for about two weeks prior to your Lasik consultation.

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How Does Lasik Surgery Work?

During Lasik surgery, the surgeon will create a flap in the cornea, the lens on the front of your eye. Next, they will use a laser to reshape the cornea with the aim of correcting your refractive error (the cause of most blurred vision). 

Of course, this is the simple version! For an in-depth explanation of Lasik surgery and the opportunity to ask your optometrist specific questions, schedule a Lasik consultation.

Is Lasik Surgery Right For Me?

As aforementioned, you must be in overall good health to undergo Lasik surgery. You must not be pregnant or nursing or use certain medications. Additionally, you must be over 18 and not have had a significant change in your prescription for a year or more. 

Even if you satisfy all these requirements, Lasik surgery may not be your best option. Your Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist will perform the necessary examinations to determine whether a successful Lasik surgery is more or less likely in your unique case.

Do I Have Other Options?

For most vision problems, glasses and contact lenses can provide comfortable and convenient treatment, but many patients would prefer a more permanent solution. If you are not a candidate for Lasik surgery, your optometrist may be able to recommend other laser eye surgery options at your Lasik consultation in Solana Beach's Total Vision office.

Every test, screening, and measurement taken during your Lasik consultation is vital to the success of your surgery. But perhaps the most important part of your Lasik consultation is deciding whether Lasik surgery is the right choice for you. Your Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist is more than prepared to answer your questions, explain your options, help you develop realistic expectations, and guide you toward the best possible choices for your vision and eye health.

Take the Next Step in Solana Beach

As part of the Total Vision eye care network, Total Vision Solana Beach takes pride in offering the latest, most cutting edge technology alongside genuine, compassionate care. If you are considering Lasik surgery, take the next step with a Lasik consultation appointment with your Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist. 

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COVID-19 Update:

Dear Patient,
We are pleased to announce that the California Department of Public Health has given us permission to resume full scope eye care, including preventative care and postponed exams.

At Total Vision Care, the health of our patients, doctors, and associates is our top priority. We are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our community.

Health and safety protocols we are taking:

  • All visits are by appointment to ensure social distancing. This includes picking up of glasses/contact lenses, adjustments on glasses, and ordering new products.
  • Patients are asked to arrive to their appointment alone and notify us from your vehicle once you arrive (a parent/guardian may accompany a minor and a family member/caretaker may assist a senior). Please call the office and someone will greet you at the door.
  • Prior to your entry a team member will take your temperature, provide you with hand sanitizer and ask you a series of questions regarding your health and possible COVID-19 exposure. Our team members are all subject to these same screening protocols.
  • All doctors, associates, and patients must wear masks.
  • Our team sterilizes all equipment and surfaces after every patient and disinfects all frames prior to placing them back on display.

What we ask of patients:

  • If you have any of the following symptoms, you must reschedule your appointment for a future date: Fever, fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, gastro-intestinal symptoms (diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, or stomach pains), recent loss of smell or taste.
  • Please bring a mask which must be worn in our facilities at all times.
  • Your patience in adhering to new safety protocols.
  • Please feel welcome to communicate any questions that you have to your Total Vision Care practice associates.

In addition, we will continue to monitor CDC, WHO, governmental, and optometric associations guidelines and make changes as appropriate to protect our community. Thank you so much for your continued support of our practices. We appreciate your patience throughout this process and for trusting us with your eyecare needs.

The Total Vision Care Family of Eyecare Professionals