Assil Eye Institute Los Angeles employs the most advanced technology available in its LASIK Center. Dr. Assil believes procedure precision as well as patient safety and comfort are the most important factors when performing LASIK surgery. We are thus the only center that houses two identical ALL-LASER LASIK suites.
Both Los Angeles suites are equipped with an iFS™ Intralase™ laser for blade-free LASIK as well as the VISX ™ STAR Excimer Laser System for sculpting the cornea and 4D WaveScan Wavefront™ technology for optimal treatment accuracy. We calibrate the lasers between each treatment and our calibration standards are tighter than the manufacturer’s standards. This means if one LASIK suite doesn’t meet our exacting standards, we have another system ready to go; a testament to our commitment to patient safety and excellence.
There are many types of LASIK. Dr. Kerry Assil, founder of The Assil Eye Institute, talks about the various forms of LASIK including iLASIK, ELASIK and other vision correction solutions like KAMRA for near vision.
Assil Eye Institute offers many different types of procedures including LASIK. When it comes to cost, there many different options to consider. Some of our most frequent questions are:
Who will do my procedure?
What procedure is best for my eyes?
Will I need more than one type of procedure for my correction?
Will I see 20/20 after my procedure?
For this reason, we offer our patients a complimentary consultation to be able to gather information about your eyes and answer all of these questions and more. Once our specialists determine what procedure(s) are right for you, we can then address the cost(s).
All of our procedures can be financed through Care Credit to make any procedure affordable with available 24 month, no interest financing.
We will provide you with all the answers you need to make an informed decision about your vision correction needs. In addition can work with your tax free Flexible Spending Account or your Health Savings Account or a combination.
Astigmatism is an asymmetric steepening of the cornea or natural lens causes light to be focused unevenly, which is the main optical problem in astigmatism. To individuals with uncorrected astigmatism, images may look blurry or shadowed. Astigmatism can accompany any form of refractive error and is very common. Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, corneal relaxing incisions, laser vision correction, and special implant lenses.
Presbyopia is a condition that typically becomes noticeable for most people around age 45. In children and young adults, the lens inside the eye can easily focus on distant and near objects. With age, the lens loses its ability to focus adequately. Although presbyopia is not completely understood, it is thought that the lens and its supporting structures lose the ability to make the lens
Myopia (Nearsightedness) – Nearsighted individuals typically have problems seeing well at a distance and are forced to wear glasses or contact lenses. The nearsighted eye is usually longer than a normal eye, and its cornea may also be steeper. Therefore, when light passes through the cornea and lens, it is focused in front of the retina. This will make distant images appear blurred. There are several refractive surgery solutions available to correct nearly all levels of nearsightedness.
Hyperopia (Farsightedness) – Farsighted individuals typically develop problems reading up close before the age of 40. The farsighted eye is usually slightly shorter than a normal eye and may have a flatter cornea. Thus, the light of distant objects focuses behind the retina unless the natural lens can compensate fully. Near objects require even greater focusing power to be seen clearly and therefore, blur more easily. LASIK, Refractive Lens Exchange and Contact lenses are a few of the options available to correct farsightedness.