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Laser Refractive Surgery

The eye care specialists at our UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute are skilled at using the latest generations of lasers to perform the complete range of vision correction surgery and other refractive procedures.

Many of these laser technologies and techniques were pioneered by our eye surgeons, engineers and other researchers at institute, the leading eye-care provider in Orange County and one of the leading university eye centers in the nation.

Many of our ophthalmologists have repeatedly been named "Best Doctors in America," a recognition of excellence based on a survey of their peers nationwide. 

For more information about our laser refractive surgery services or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 949-824-9970.

Laser refractive surgery can help resolve a variety of conditions. Some conditions we treat include:

Treatments we offer for these conditions include:

A typical evaluation with us begins with a vision counselor at the Refractive Surgery LASIK Center in the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute building on the UCI campus in Irvine. The counselor discusses different vision correction procedures and treatments that are available and gives a tour of the center.

Next you will meet with one of our refractive surgeons for an examination. This ophthalmologist personally supervises all necessary measurements and tests. All of your questions can be addressed at this time, as well.

Based on the examination and test results, the surgeon determines which vision correction procedure — LASIK, PRK, implantable contact lens or cataract surgery — is right for you.

The surgeon and counselor remain available to you if you have further questions about your procedure and the healing process.

After the procedure, the surgeon will continue to meet with you for postoperative testing, measurements and follow-up care.

By guiding you through each step of the process, we are able to individualize your care, which results in greater satisfaction.

Unlike most refractive surgery centers, our surgeons take the time to follow you through every step of your refractive surgery experience — your preoperative evaluation, your surgery and your postoperative care visits.

Learn more about your preoperative visit ›

Learn more about what happens after your surgery ›

At the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, our fellowship-trained eye surgeons are leaders in the development of new treatments and technologies for diseases and conditions of the eye.

Our experts in laser refractive eye surgery include:
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