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LASEK is an advanced laser surgery that is not to be confused with its predecessor, LASIK. Both LASIK and LASEK are used for the same purposes: They can correct refractive errors in either eye, resolving the cause of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASEK is useful when a candidate is not a viable patient for ordinary LASIK surgery. Although LASEK is not available in all areas, it is relatively commonplace in California and is done in large university medical centers, clinics and hospitals. It is an outpatient procedure, so costs can be controlled by using a smaller clinic, though your insurance may dictate your options.

In ordinary LASIK surgery, two different parts of the eye are cut using the laser and a microkeratome knife -- the epithelium and stroma. Over the long term, this form of surgery might result in complications that arise from making these two areas of the eye too thin. To help avoid these problems, LASEK surgery has been developed which results in the same benefits but only cuts the epithelium. In LASEK, significantly more epithelium tissue is cut, but the stroma is left uncut. This leads to several important differences in terms of the recovery time and potential effects of the procedure.

Both forms of laser surgery are extremely brief. The laser is introduced to the eyes for only about a minute and the entire process takes only about fifteen minutes. LASIK surgery leads to a faster recovery, with LASEK patients taking about seven days to recover and vision returning completely within about eight weeks. LASEK is also somewhat more uncomfortable than LASIK during healing, and patients must be careful to avoid any direct trauma to the eye. However, the actual flap created by the incision will heal in a matter of a day or two, which significantly reduces the risk of complication from infection.

Costs of LASEK surgery in California are comparable to the costs of similar laser treatments. Typical Los Angeles and San Francisco costs for LASEK run from $2,500 to $3,000 per eye. Installment payments are usually made available so that the entire procedure is more affordable, and both eyes are operated on at the same time. When comparing LASEK prices, it is important to be sure that you are not looking at LASIK prices. In California, both types of procedures will commonly be offered at the same facilities, and some customers might be eligible for very favorable rates if they are found to be ideal candidates.

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Golden State Eye Medical Group
1001 Tower Way #150
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Caster Eye Center
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 265 E
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Laser Eye Associates of Los Angeles
240 S. La Cienega Blvd., Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Beverly Hills LASIK Center
450 N. Bedford Drive South, Suite 101
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Ventura Eye Institute
3801 Las Posas Rd. Suite 112
Camarillo, CA 93010
Sonntag-Reeve Eye Center
460 W. East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
Meister Eye & Laser Center
5959 Greenback Lane
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
IQ Laser Vision
18725 East Gale Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91748
Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley
16311 Ventura Blvd., Suite 750
Encino, CA 91436
Atlantis Eye Care
26730 Towne Centre Dr. Suite 204
Fountain Valley, CA 92610
Optima Ophthalmic Medical Associates, Inc.
1237 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541
The LASIK Center Medical Group Inc.
2302 Martin Street Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92612
Harvard Eye Associates
24401 Calle De La Louise
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
California Center for Refractive Surgery
3130 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
David J. Fuerst, M.D., Inc.
1701 Cesar Chavez Ave., Suite 535
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Maloney Vision Institute
10921 Wilshire Blvd Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Laser Eye Center
1127 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1209
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Doheny Laser Vision Center
1450 San Pablo Street, Suite 4500
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Jules Stein Eye Institute
200 Stein Plaza, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095
USC/Doheny Refractive Laser Medical Center
1450 San Pablo Street, Suite 4500
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Macy Eye Center
8635 West 3rd Street, Suite 360 W
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Friedman Eye Center
798 Cass Street Suite. 204
Monterey, CA 93940
Stanford Eye Laser Center
2452 Watson Court
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Keith Liang, M.D.
3160 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Alpha Laser Center
4520 Executive Drive, Suite 230
San Diego, CA 92121
Dr. Flowers Vision Institute
9339 Genesee Ave Ste 150
San Diego, CA 92121
Global Laser Vision
6950 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
LaserVue Eye Center
1700 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Berg-Feinfeld Vision Correction
13320 Riverside Drive Suite 114
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Heritage Eye Associates
445 W. Poplar Street
Stockton, CA 95203
NVISION Laser Eye Centers
23550 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 220
Torrance, CA 90505
Shapiro Laser Eye Center
1280 S. Victoria Avenue Suite 260
Ventura, CA 93003
Davidorf Eye Group
7320 Woodlake Ave, Suite 190
West Hills, CA 91307

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