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LASIK

If you're tired of wearing glasses and contact lenses, consider LASIK eye surgery. The procedure is quick, safe, and incredibly effective.

LASIK has been popular for decades but our doctors continue to stay up to date with advancements in the field of vision correction.

At Macy Eye Center in Los Angeles, CA, we maximize patients' benefits with the IntraLase Laser for a 100% blade-free approach. 

The Clear Benefits of LASIK 

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, is a laser surgery that offers many benefits to the patients at Macy Eye Center in Los Angeles, CA:

Quick Results

Thanks to our specialized laser, this eye surgery is fast and comfortable. Patients can expect to see more clearly in a matter of hours.

Comfortable Treatment 

LASIK eye surgery is usually completed in 15 minutes or less, and recovery time usually only lasts a few days. 

Long-Lasting Correction

Although LASIK cannot offset the effects of age-related farsightedness or presbyopia, the effects can last for decades.

The IntraLase Method Achieves Even Better Results

The specialty surgical center where our doctors operate features a wavefront-guided excimer laser and the bladeless IntraLase system. The Intralase Laser is a revolutionary technology. It is quick, effective, and completely safe. In fact, it has been used on millions of eyes worldwide to successfully correct a variety of vision issues. 

Be sure to ask our doctors more about this incredible technology during your free consultation

How LASIK Is Performed

Our surgeons will use a speculum to keep your eye open during the procedure. A flap in the outer layer of the cornea is formed, allowing access to the inner cornea. A laser is then used to reshape the inner cornea and improve your vision. Afterward, the flap is put back in place. The eye will heal by itself so there is no need for sutures. The surgery is typically completed in less than 15 minutes. 

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If you're tired of relying on glasses and contacts to see clearly, contact us today to see if you meet the conditions for a LASIK procedure. Dr. Jonathan Macy is a leader in eye health and teaches classes at USC and UCLA. He's also taught courses at the American Academy of Opthalmology. Dr. Alexander Knezevic is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is committed to quality care and comfort. 

Request a free consultation at our Los Angeles office today to see if LASIK surgery is right for you. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Dr. Macy, left, has been performing LASIK since 1996 and has handled roughly 1,000 cases.

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Conditions LASIK Can Correct

If your cornea is misshapen, too flat, or too steep, it can interfere with seeing things clearly at multiple distances. Laser eye treatment can correct the following issues with your sight:
Astigmatism

Astigmatism

This condition occurs when the cornea is unevenly curved and causes your vision to become blurry at multiple distances. 

Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness or myopia refers to the inability to see far-away objects clearly.

Farsightedness

Farsightedness

Also known as hyperopia, people with this condition have trouble seeing objects that are closer to them. 

Is LASIK Right for You?

When reviewing your candidacy for LASIK eye surgery, our doctors will check for the following requirements:

  • 18 years or older
  • Healthy, thick corneas
  • No prescription changes in a year
  • Good eye health

During your free consultation, it is important to disclose your medical history, any current medical issues, and any medications you are taking. Glaucoma, dry eyes, and other conditions affecting your eyes should be controlled before your surgery in order to minimize the risk of complications. We will also need to rule out cataracts, a common cause of blurred vision. Our Los Angeles, CA, surgeons can perform a different vision correction surgery if you have cataracts

If you're not a candidate for a LASIK procedure, you may still qualify for a vision correction procedure. We will review all of your options during your appointment.

Alternatives to LASIK 

If your cornea is too thin for LASIK, among other factors, our surgeons may recommend one of the following vision correction treatments. 

PRK 

During photorefractive keratectomy, our surgeons use a laser to remove the epithelium, the outermost layer of the cornea. Rather than creating a flap, a contact lens is placed in the eye, promoting healing. After the contact lens is removed a few days after surgery, the epithelium will continue to heal. This surgery may be ideal for patients who have thin corneas and an active lifestyle. 

CK

Conductive Keratoplasty reshapes the cornea using radio waves. This non-invasive procedure is perfect for patients who have moderate or mild astigmatism or hyperopia. Unlike PRK or LASIK, the effects of CK are not long-lasting and you may require additional procedures. 

LASEK

Similar to PRK, during LASEK surgery, no corneal flap is created. Instead, the tissue is temporarily removed and then put back in place once modifications have been made to the deeper corneal tissue. LASEK may be recommended for some patients but keep in mind it has a longer recovery time than LASIK. 

What to Expect Immediately After LASIK 

After your surgery, our doctors will give you protective glasses to manage light sensitivity. To promote healing, you will have to keep your eyes closed as much as you can for the first few hours after leaving our office. This means you will have to arrange a ride to and from the surgical center on the day of your surgery. 

Blurred vision, light sensitivity, and the sensation of having something in your eye are all common side effects for the first 48 hours post-surgery. You should rest your eyes as much as possible for the first 24 hours after LASIK surgery. This includes refraining from activities like watching TV, using your phone or computer, and reading. 

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The Recovery Process 

During the healing process, follow these tips:

  • Do not rub your eyes
  • Do not get water in your eyes
  • Take medication as prescribed
  • Avoid wearing contacts 

Although the effects of LASIK are noticeable early on, it can take several months to experience the full benefits of the laser eye surgery. Our doctors will schedule follow-up appointments to make sure your eyes are healing properly and that there are no complications. If you experience any sudden changes in vision clarity, contact our practice right away

LASIK Cost: We Accept Financing & Offer Free Touch-Ups Within One Year

LASIK surgery at our practice costs $2,200 per eye. Medical insurance does not typically contribute to the procedure since it is considered elective.

We feel strongly that the benefits of LASIK and eye surgery can greatly improve the quality of your life and outweigh any price tag. Macy Eye Center accepts CareCredit® financing, which can break up the cost of treatment into a series of affordable payments. 

Our doctors also offer free enhancements within the first year to refine your results and ensure you get the most out of your vision correction surgery.

Patients Love Our Los Angeles Office

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Adam Diamond

2018

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Extremely informative, didn't rush me out, and was there to answer all my questions. I felt very comfortable and at ease with the knowledge and professionalism Dr Macy showed. Front staff and optical department were also very helpful.

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Terry Sullivan

2017

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Dr Macy is the the gold standard for all aspects of eye care. I dreaded having surgery and he and his excellent staff made it easy, almost pleasant. His follow-up care is also outstanding. I have learned that I can trust him completely.

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Jonathan Isaac Macy, MD

Macy Eye Center

Dr. Jonathan Isaac Macy is considered a leader in laser cataract surgery and LASIK. A clinical professor of ophthalmology at both USC and UCLA, Dr. Macy provides his extensive expertise to patients in the greater Los Angeles, CA, area. He is affiliated with professional organizations, including:

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • American Healthcare Professionals and Friends For Medicine in Israel

To schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologist, contact us online or call (310) 657-2777.

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