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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure usually takes about 10-20 minutes. And in most cases both eye are treated.

Is LASIK Painful?

One of the greatest advantages about the LASIK procedure it that it is virtually pain free. Anesthetic drops are placed in your eyes prior to the procedure and once the anesthesia wears off, discomfort is very minimal. In fact most people go back to their normal routine the very next day!

Is LASIK Safe?

LASIK is the most commonly performed vision correction procedure in the world, with the vast majority of patients having excellent results. However, there is no surgeon or surgical procedure that can guarantee perfect results. As with any medical procedure there are possible risks involved. We will provide you with detailed information about potential risks, complications, and possible side effects before you have your procedure. Be sure to write down any questions you have and we will be happy to answer them before you give your consent to have the procedure done.

I’ve been told that I have thin corneas and wide pupils. Can I get a Custom Cornea Procedure?

LASIK is not the only vision procedure we perform. For patients with thin corneas and large pupils, the LadarVision WaveFront system is now a critical diagnostic tool in helping us to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure and to determine which procedure is best suited for you.

Does Custom Cornea cost more?

This new technologically and advanced procedure can cost more than conventional laser eye surgery. We’ve made an investment in this exciting new technology in order to make the best care available to you. We will review your procedure with you, discuss corresponding costs, and help you determine the best way to proceed.

Should I wait for new and better technology?

If you have had difficulty making a decision about laser vision correction surgery and if you have been waiting for new technology to become available, wait no more! The technology is here TODAY, so why wait any longer? The Custom Cornea Procedure is the most advanced technology available in the foreseeable future.


Universal Vision Medical Center
1503 S. Coast Drive, Suite 120
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-202-4942
Fax: 714-424-9933
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