Do you dream about seeing clearly without glasses or contacts?
Learn About LASIK
LASIK, or (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis) has helped millions of people worldwide to dramatically improve their vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses. It is a highly effective outpatient procedure that is suitable for most low, moderate and higher prescriptions. LASIK uses a cool beam of light from the an excimer laser to gently reshape the front surface (cornea) of your eye.
What is Custom LASIK?
Custom LASIK allows an eye surgeon to customize the conventional LASIK procedure to your unique eyes. This customized LASIK can result in patients seeing clearer and sharper than ever before. FDA studies show that Custom LASIK may produce better vision than is possible with contact lenses or glasses.
What is Bladeless LASIK?
LASIK and Custom LASIK requires a flap of corneal tissue to be created with a micokeratome and folded back to allow the eximer laser to reshape the eye. In Bladeless LASIK procedures, the surgeon uses a laser to create the corneal flap. This Bladeless method allows the surgeon to customize the corneal flap for every individual patient. Studies by IntraLase have shown that Bladeless technology may make it possible to treat patients who were previously denied LASIK due to having thinner corneas.
Is LASIK Right for Me?
In most cases, LASIK can treat the most severe degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK is not right for everyone. Candidates must have realistic expectations about their results. Potential candidates for LASIK must be at least 18 years old, in good general health, and have good eye health, with no diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma. Only an in-depth examination of your eyes, your individual case, your expectations and your lifestyle by an experienced, licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist can determine if you are a candidate.
OC Eye Designs Optometry coordinates with our affiliate partners to periodically offer free LASIK consultations right here in our offices. Representatives from the LASIK centers are here to personally answer your questions.
Working with the Best Surgeons
We co-manage LASIK evaluation, laser surgery, and post-operative eye care with some of the best laser eye surgeons anywhere. In concert with these top surgeons, we provide care for you before and after surgery, with eye doctors who know your history and your eyes.
Thomas Tooma, MD
Dr. Tooma, the founder of NVISION® Eye Centers, has performed well over 130,000 LASIK surgeries, making him the most experienced LASIK surgeon in the Western United States.
Dr. Tooma’s passion is to deliver life changing outcomes combined with the best patient experience anyone can have in a medical setting. He has performed LASIK surgery on hundreds of optometrists and ophthalmologists. He firmly believes that the combination of experience and technology gives his patients the safest, most predictable surgical outcomes possible in the world.
Dr. Tooma has been a principal investigator in the field of Laser Vision Correction. He has participated in multiple FDA clinical trials to approve Excimer Laser Technology in the United States. He has many firsts, including the first LASIK surgery in California, the first to use the FS30 Femtosecond Laser (bladeless, all laser LASIK) in LASIK surgery, the first KAMRA Inlay for presbyopia (need for reading glasses).
Dr. Tooma completed his medical degree, his internship in Internal Medicine and his ophthalmology residency at Loma Linda University. He then completed a fellowship in Corneal Surgery and Refractive Surgery at Emory University Department of Ophthalmology. He initially served in both private practice and academic practice performing complex anterior segment reconstruction surgeries. In 1995, he decided to dedicate his career to Refractive and Laser Vision Correction Surgery. For Dr. Tooma, helping patients achieve their vision goals is his passion. “I feel privileged and blessed to participate in what is a life-changing experience for my patients.”
Dr. Tooma and his wife, Marta Tooma, DDS, through the Tooma Family Foundation, built a mission in Fiji, The Mission at Natuvu Creek, to offer free medical and surgical care to the Fijian people. More than 10,000 patients are cared for annually. Medical and dental volunteers and their teams from around the world serve in the Mission offering cataract surgery, dental care, head and neck surgery, gynecological care, plastic reconstructive surgery, pediatric and general medical care, as well as health and well being counseling and Christian Ministry and outreach.
Dan Tran, MD
Dr. Tran was the first surgeon in the world to use an IntraLase laser to perform All-Laser LASIK procedures, Dr. Tran introduced IntraLase technology, now the general standard in care for the field of laser vision correction.
Dr. Tran combines the IntraLase laser with Custom LASIK to deliver a clear picture of what his patients see, allowing him to correct vision with incredibly superior outcomes. Studies have shown that the combined use of the technologies actually increases a patient’s chance to achieve results of 20/20 or better. With a procedure so precise, it’s now a crucial component for vision correction approved by NASA and the Department of Defense for U.S. Service personnel.
Dr. Tran is also the first surgeon in the world to combine the commercial use of IntraLase technology with intracorneal rings (Intacs™) to treat patients with keratoconus; a disorder that leads to a loss of vision in young adults. With his expertise, Dr. Tran has been instrumental in mentoring other surgeons around the world about this treatment.
Dr. Dan B. Tran is one of the few corneal specialists in the world to access the latest in LASIK technology to correct near vision for those who wear reading glasses and are over the age of 40, in addition to treating cataracts. Dr. Tran’s state-of-the-art technology allows him to see real time outcomes as he performs surgery so that all adjustments can be made almost immediately, thus optimizing the results of each surgery.