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Are you seeking LASIK in Oakland California?
If you are seeking LASIK in Oakland California you have come to the right place. Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center has locations in Oakland/El Cerrito to make your laser eye surgery experience more convenient. Dr. William Ellis is dedicated to creating the best possible LASIK eye surgery outcomes with as little hassle as possible. We figure that you have probably hassled enough with glasses or contact lenses over the years and we want to make your experience of entering the clear world of LASIK as best we can.
This website contains a vast collection of information regarding LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Ellis is firmly committed to providing the best in patient education so that our patients can make a well-educated decision as to whether or not LASIK would be a good vision correction option. Because Dr. Ellis is a board certified AAO ophthalmologist he also offers other ophthalmic surgical options for vision correction such as lens implant options. Please feel free to sift through our LASIK eye surgery website designed specifically for your educational purposes. If you have any questions never hesitate to pick up the phone and call us directly at 800.SEE.SHARP. Some of the LASIK education sections include: LASIK candidacy and answers questions regarding candidacy and what the requirements to undergo the LASIK procedure. We also have a LASIK self-evaluation test designed to enable our patients to know if they pre-qualify for LASIK. Before taking this self-evaluation test you might consider getting some basic information regarding LASIK eye surgery on the procedure page. If cost is a serious concern for you rest assured that you are not alone. We have a page on this website dedicated to discussing LASIK patient financing. You can even fill out an online application to qualify for LASIK financing. LASIK technology has advanced so much over the past ten years that we also felt it was important for our patients to understand the history and improvements of safety and effectiveness over these years. Do not hesitate to learn more about the fascinating history LASIK technology. If LASIK seems right for you and you want to attend an in person seminar our practice provides a series of LASIK seminars with education as the prime focus. Click here to fill out our contact form if you would like information regarding the next seminar.
Visit our Oakland/El Cerrito Office
6500 Fairmount Ave, Suite #2
El Cerrito, CA. 94530
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that LASIK eye surgery is performed with an excimer laser?
What is the Excimer LASER?
LASIK eye surgery involves the use of an excimer laser to permanently change the shape of the cornea, or the outer layer of the eye. The EXCIMER laser, which is a specific type of "cool" laser, generates its power from light in the ultraviolet range. This type of laser cannot be visualized by the human eye. Because the excimer laser does not generate any heat, there is no tissue damage as the result of the laser light. As the treatment with the laser proceeds, microscopic layers of tissue, approximately 1/10th the width of a human hair are removed. The laser is programmed to remove precisely the amount of tissue needed to achieve the desired result.