LASIK

William Diamond, OD

Optometrists located in Dublin, CA

If you live in Dublin, California, and are looking for a permanent way to correct your vision, make an appointment with William Diamond, OD, to discover if LASIK corrective eye surgery is right for you. This innovative laser surgery restores vision with most refractive impairments. Dr. Diamond refers you to a trusted LASIK provider if you are a suitable candidate for the surgery. Call or make an appointment online today to learn if you can finally say goodbye to eyeglasses and contact lenses.

LASIK Referrals Q & A

William Diamond, OD

What is LASIK?

LASIK is the most common corrective eye surgery performed in the United States. This laser procedure corrects refractive vision impairment by reshaping your cornea to change the way light enters your eye.

For example, LASIK flattens your cornea if you’re nearsighted and increases the steepness of the slope of your cornea if you’re farsighted. LASIK can also reshape corneas deformed from astigmatism.

There is no guarantee that LASIK will restore your eyes to 20/20 vision, and you may still require eyeglasses for reading or driving. Notably, LASIK doesn't repair the age-related loss of the ability to focus on close-up items.

How do I know if LASIK is right for me?

Dr. Diamond examines your eyes to determine if LASIK can correct your vision impairment. He also ensures that your eyes are healthy enough for the surgery. If you’re a suitable candidate for the corrective procedure, Dr. Diamond refers to you his LASIK partner. Dr. Diamond works in close partnership with trusted LASIK providers and co-manages your care before and after the surgery.

What happens during a LASIK procedure?

Expect to relax in a reclined position during the LASIK procedure. First, your eyes are numbed with anesthetic drops. Next, your eyelids are held open, and a suction ring is placed on your eye to slightly lift your cornea — the pressure from the ring causes your vision to go dark or dim.

The laser is programmed with your specific eye measurements and sculpts your cornea to restore your vision, correcting any nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. You can have LASIK treatment for both eyes on the same day.

What happens during LASIK recovery?

After your surgery, you’ll need someone to drive you home. Your vision may be blurry for a couple of days following your procedure.

Your eyes heal quickly after the treatment, but you should wear a transparent eye guard for the first day or so and for one week while sleeping. Dr. Diamond gives you drops to support the healing process, keep your eyes moist, and reduce any itchiness or irritation. He provides specific instructions on how to take care of your eyes following LASIK.

LASIK surgery doesn’t correct all refractive vision problems. If you’re interested in LASIK or other corrective eye surgeries, call or schedule a consultation online to talk to Dr. Diamond about your vision and expectations.