Laser Eye Surgery Consultations in Carlsbad

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Say Goodbye to Your Eyeglasses 

We love our specs at David W Stemley, OD, Inc., but we also love giving you options! If you are looking for a solution beyond contact lenses and eyeglasses, laser eye surgery may be the next step. 

LASIK is a common eye procedure, often used to help correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. We would love to consult with you about LASIK and other available options for laser eye surgery. 

However, not all patients are candidates for laser eye surgery, and there are some factors to consider. The best option is to contact our team to discuss the options that are right for you. We can help determine the best, most effective treatment for your prescription.

Consultations & Co-Management

What Happens During a Consultation?

Consultations are fully comprehensive eye exams orientated to see if laser eye surgery is right for you and your needs.

Even if your eyes are a healthy candidate for laser eye surgery, the procedure does not guarantee 20/20 vision, and you may still need prescription lenses after your surgery. However, many patients do report that they experience 20/20 or 20/40 vision without eyewear after surgery.

During the exam, we will look for any eye conditions that could affect your eyes’ candidacy, including:

Following the consultation, we can refer you to an ophthalmologist to perform the surgery.

We co-manage the recovery process for each of our patients. After your surgery, we will schedule a series of follow-up appointments to ensure your eyes are healing properly.

It is normal to experience some side effects, and we’ll monitor these closely to ensure they don’t become a larger problem. Some of these can include:

  • Glare
  • Dry eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurry vision
  • Discomfort

If your symptoms become more severe, please contact us immediately.

What Is LASIK Eye Surgery?

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery, is by far one of the most commonly performed eye surgeries in North America. 

During the procedure, an ophthalmologist uses numbing drops to prepare your eyes for surgery before making a very small incision in the outermost layer of your cornea. This incision creates a thin “flap” that your ophthalmologist will fold over on a hinge to get access to your underlying corneal tissue. They will then reshape the corneal tissue to your desired prescription using an excimer laser.

Is Laser Surgery Right For You? 

There are many factors to consider when it comes to laser eye surgery. 

But our knowledgeable and experienced staff will be able to answer all your questions and determine the right course of action for your eyesight. If you are interested or have any questions about laser eye surgery, book an appointment with our team.

Come See What We’re About

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You can find us on El Camino Real in Carlsbad, nestled between CVS and Baskin Robbins. 

  • 2540 El Camino Real, Suite B
  • Carlsbad, CA 92008

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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