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Get Ready for Summer, Get LASIK

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Now is the time to start thinking about summer and your vision. As you dream about all those sizzling weekend escapes to the shore, you’re probably also checking out the trending fashions for beachwear. Don’t forget about your eyes! A pair of designer sunglasses is a fantastic way to upgrade your look and see clearly on sunny days. However, if you need prescription eyeglasses to see, then you’ll need a pair of prescription sunglasses. If you’re not thrilled with the idea of carrying around two pairs of glasses, one for indoors and one for outdoors, we have a better summer solution for you – LASIK eye surgery at Turner Eye Institute, located in San Leandro, Concord, and Castro Valley, CA.

What do you have to gain from LASIK?

The benefits of LASIK are particularly appreciated during the summer months. While prescription sunglasses are fine for strolling the streets, they won’t help you see underwater. Also, they don’t offer the wide peripheral vision that you need for summer sports. And although contact lenses can offer an alternative to prescription glasses, anyone who has ever spent a day at the beach in contacts will understand how uncomfortable it can be for your eyes. Even the tiniest grain of sand on your contacts can ruin your carefree day with excruciating, painful vision. In addition, wearing contacts when you swim is an unhealthy practice that threatens the health of your eyes.

LASIK solves all of these summer challenges, giving you safe, healthy, and crystal-clear vision both underwater and on dry ground. LASIK laser eye surgery also allows you to pick up a pair (or many pairs) of stylish nonprescription sunglasses for a much cheaper price than buying prescription sunglasses.

What exactly is LASIK?

LASIK is a modern, popular method of laser eye surgery to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), an

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d astigmatism. In the comfort of our eye care centers in San Leandro, Concord, and Castro Valley, our eye surgeon will use a laser to make a thin corneal flap. This flap will be laid back in order to provide access to the inner part of the cornea, which our eye doctor will reshape by removing microscopic amounts of tissue with a laser. After this part of the procedure, the flap is replaced in position and eye drops are inserted.

How fast does LASIK work?

This eye surgery usually takes about 10-15 minutes total, and many patients report improvement immediately – as soon as they sit up from the surgery.

How long does it take to recover from LASIK?

Recovery is fast and typically, very little discomfort is experienced. You may experience light sensitivity, mild irritation, and some visual side effects from the eye surgery, which will all be temporary and typically disappear within a few weeks. In order to fully enjoy your summer with your new vision after LASIK, we recommend planning ahead! To make the most of LASIK, book your laser eye surgery with Dr. Patel at Turner Eye Institute before the seasons switch.

Plan your LASIK eye surgery in time for summer

Don’t wait until the day before summer vacation – call our eye care clinics in San Leandro, Castro Valley, and Concord, CA, to schedule a pre-operative consultation and get started with your new vision today.