What is LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK is a non-invasive laser eye surgery that helps patients live free of contact lenses or glasses. LASIK utilizes a special excimer laser to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK eye surgery begins with an evaluation with a trusted and experienced surgeon who will make sure you are a good candidate for laser vision correction. 

Are you a candidate for LASIK?

During your initial free LASIK evaluation we will thoroughly exam your eyes including special testing to ensure that your cornea is healthy enough for laser vision correction. With access to the most up to date lasers we are able to treat a wide range of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Good candidates are:

-Generally healthy without significant eye conditions that may affect healing or final vision

-Older than 21 years

-Stable prescription for at least 1 year

Dr. Daniel Choi will do a thorough review of your medical history, eye exam, and goals to ensure this procedure is right for you.

Alternatives to LASIK?

In some cases LASIK is not the safest and best option for you, if that is the case Dr. Choi will explain options including PRK, Refractive Lens Exchange, or ICL.

Meet Our Expert Surgeon

Dr. Daniel Choi is fellowship trained refractive surgeon and utilizes the most up to date technology and methods to ensure you are a great candidate for laser vision correction. Having received his training from leaders in laser vision correction at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute- US News and World #1 eye hospital for the past 17 years- he is one of a few fellowship trained surgeons in Hawaii. Dr. Choi’s recommendations are based on the most up to date evidence and experience. He is here to ensure your LASIK experience is the best in the nation.

How to prepare for your consultation?

-Bring in any current or recent eyeglasses and contact lens prescription

-For soft contact lens wearers: no contacts 1 week

-For hard contact lens wearers: no contacts 3 weeks

-Plan for a dilated eye exam

-In order to perform a full evaluation the entire evaluation process is slightly longer than a typical annual eye exam. This ensures you do not have to return prior to your day of surgery

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Cataract & Vision Center of Hawaii
1712 Liliha Street, Suite 400
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-524-1010
Fax: (808) 531-1030

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