LASIK San Francisco
Pacific Eye Associates is proud to offer LASIK Surgery. We have one of the best LASIK Surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Danny Lin has been practicing for 20+ years. Dr. Lin is a surgeon who is comfortable and experienced with several procedures — such as LASIK, PRK, LASEK and clear lens replacement (refractive lens exchange) — and the latest technology. In addition, Dr. Lin is a fellowship-trained cornea specialist. Dr. Lin operates at the state of the art surgery center offering blade free LASIK surgery at the Eye Surgery Center of San Francisco. LASIK is a opportunity to improve your vision and be free from glasses and contacts lenses. If you are considering laser vision correction request an appointment today or take our LASIK-Self Test to learn more information. Or, continue reading about why Dr. Lin is one of the best LASIK Surgeons in SF.
Why Choose Pacific Eye Associates for LASIK in San Francisco?
Many people choose Dr. Danny Lin, for his thoroughness, experience and honesty. He is the president of Pacific Eye Associates. He serves as the Chief of Cataract and Anterior Segment Service at California Pacific Medical Center. As well as, the Medical Director for Eye Surgery Center of San Francisco, which is where many of the LASIK surgeries take place. In addition to managing many different facilties, Dr. Lin teaches ophthalmology residents at CPMC.
Trust in Experience
Dr. Danny Lin has been practicing for 20+ years, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Berkeley and received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Stanford University. After, he went to UCLA to pursue a fellowship program in cornea and external ocular disease, cataract and refractive surgery. Since LASIK is performed on the cornea, knowledge of the cornea’s healing properties and eye complications is critical to the patient’s well being. Knowing how to handle a complication, should one occur, can make a significant difference in the patient’s outcome.
Trust in Honesty
Dr. Lin will never recommend LASIK surgery, if it’s not the right step for you. This might be a surprise, but not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK and other doctors may simply push you towards surgery. However, at this practice, we make sure LASIK is the right choice for you. He takes the time to go over every detail, answers every question and makes you feel confident in your decision. Dr. Lin will also walk you through all the risks associates with LASIK as well. LASIK surgery, whether PRK or LASIK are all extremely effective, safe and trusted options. Complications that result in vision loss is very rare.
Trust in Care
Your sight is of the utmost importance. At Pacific Eye Associates, we do not cut corners. We pride ourselves in delivering the best personal care and we make sure you walk out of our office confident in your choice. We are concerned about human sight more than dollar signs. Not going through with LASIK is completely okay! We will never charge your for the consulation, even if you decide not to go through with the LASIK procedure. Dr. Lin is both experienced and extremely skilled surgeon. Plus, our LASIK staff will help guide you through every step of the way.
What is LASIK Surgery?
LASIK is a surgerical procedure that will improve your vision. Individuals who wear eyeglasses and contact lenses have a misshaped cornea which causes the light to bend incorrecly onto the back of your corneal, which results in a blurred image. The bending of the light is similar to a lens of a camera. The lens focuses light to create an image on film. LASIK surgery reshapes the corneal so your eye will focus light properly onto your retina reducing your dependency on eyeglasses, and / or contact lenses and may even eliminate the need for eyeglasses, and / or contacts lenses. View Video
What can I Expect from my LASIK Consultation?
A technician meet with you and review your health and medical history. We will measure your eyes using wavefront technology, called CustomVue. The wavefront technology will confirm whether you are nearsighted, farsighted and/or have astigmatism.
After the technician, Dr. Lin will meet with you. He will examine your eyes thoroughly to ensure your eyes are healthy. There must be no ocular health problems present, such as cataracts or untreated glaucoma.
Additional diagnostic testing will be performed to measure the amount of nearsightedness or farsightedness, astigmatism, pupil size, and the thickness and detailed shape of the cornea. The whole LASIK exam will be about 45 mins to an hour.
During the consultation, Dr. Lin will answer all of your questions and concerns about LASIK. We can also discuss finance options. Many individuals use CareCredit to as a payment option.
What happens during LASIK Surgery?
On the day of your surgery plan on eating normally and taking your regular medications. LASIK surgery is an ambulatory procedure which means you’ll walk into the surgery center, have the procedure, and then walk out again. We request that you arranged for someone to drive you home after the procedure. Please dress comfortably so that afterward you can go home and rest.
The actual surgery usually takes less than 15 minutes for both eyes. But expect to be the surgery center for an hour or more. Your eyes are numbed with eye drops and you may be given an oral medication to take to relax your body. No needles are used. Body movements will not affect the procedure, and your eye is held open. You may feel pressure on your eye for about 30 seconds. Body movements will not affect the procedure, and your eye is held open.
The best medication following the surgery is sleep. The numbing drops used during surgery will start to wear off 2-3 hours after the procedure and you eyes may feel tender from the procedure. Sleep is the best way to avoid discomfort after LASIK.
Use your eye drops. After surgery, the nurse will give you eye drops to use. Using the prescription eye drops and preservative-free artificial tears will help soothe your eyes.
Post-op Check-Up is usually scheduled one day after your surgery. Dr. Lin will evaluate your vision and advise you on how to proceed.
Will LASIK interfere with my lifestyle?
Active sports should be postponed for two weeks or until the eye is fully healed, unless protective eyewear is approved by the surgeon. Swimming, hot tubs and saunas should be avoided for three weeks. After a full recovery, normal activity can resume, and the ability to play sports without glasses makes them more enjoyable for many patients.
Will insurance cover LASIK?
Generally, most insurance companies do not cover LASIK. Some special employee programs, however, do cover a certain percentage. Patients should inquire with their insurance representatives to determine benefits and coverage. Some patients enjoy significant tax savings by allocating funds for LASIK in their pre-tax medical expense account.
Many individuals choose Care Credit to finance LASIK. With CareCredit, there is 0% interest financing for up to 24 months. If you qualify for CareCredit, you may have your LASIK procedure now and pay for the balance with low monthly payments.
Call 415-923-3007 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about LASIK Financing and using FSA for LASIK.
Dr. Lin is selective when it comes to LASIK procedures and the truth is you want a surgeon who is selective because then you know he is completely surgeries on individuals who are good candidates. The truth is, not everyone who wants LASIK is a good candidate and Dr. Lin will never guide you towards surgery if LASIK is not the best outcome. Call us to ask questions. Our talented staff is here to help you achieve better vision plus a healthier and happier life.