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Laser Eye Surgery Consultations in San Mateo, San Jose, San Ramon, & Juneau

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Have you ever thought about receiving laser eye surgery? Optical Illusions: An Optometric Practice offers LASIK and PRK consultations to help you determine if you are a good candidate. We co-manage with only top-rated, most experienced surgeons and clinics like Furlong Vision Correction in the Bay Area and Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute in the PNW for a variety of premier laser eye surgery procedures that are available today. These consultations will help guide you through the process of educating yourself about the operation while outlining the procedures and benefits of each type.


Being able to transform your vision—and your life—with technologically advanced eye surgery is an incredible opportunity. But how do you know if it’s right for you?

Am I Eligible for
Laser Eye Surgery?


There are a few different types of laser eye surgeries available. However, despite the variety of operations, not everyone will be a suitable candidate.

At Optical Illusions: An Optometric Practice, we can ensure a thorough and comprehensive eye exam process when it comes to your consultation. Afterward, you will feel prepared for the procedure that could revolutionize how you see the world.

Available Laser Eye Surgery Consultations

There are so many different kinds of laser eye correction surgeries depending on your lifestyle and needs. We provide consultations and co-management for the following laser eye surgeries:

Advanced All-Laser LASIK

All-laser LASIK surgery is the most common laser vision correction procedure performed today. It can correct a wide range of conditions including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure involves 2 steps. During the first step, a thin corneal flap is created on the surface of the eye using a laser. This flap is gently folded back. During the second step, an advanced computer-guided laser is used to reshape your cornea to correct your vision and the corneal flap is placed back. The procedure takes about 10 minutes for both eyes and offers patients quick recovery with the ability for most patients to drive or return to work the next day.

PRK is a procedure which corrects for conditions including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. PRK is often recommended for patients with high prescription, thin corneas, irregular shaped corneas, or dry eyes. It is similar to LASIK surgery, however instead of creating a corneal flap, the surgeon brushes aside the top layer of the cornea. Then the underlying corneal tissue is reshaped using an advanced computer-guided laser. To assist with the healing process, a clear bandage contact lens is placed on the eye for the first 4 to 5 days until the surface cells regenerate. Although there is more discomfort during the healing process and visual recovery takes a bit more time compared to LASIK, the overall outcomes for LASIK and PRK are the same.

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) surgery is usually recommended for patients aged 45 and older and corrects for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (the middle-aged loss of reading vision). It allows patients to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses. During this procedure, which is similar to cataract surgery, the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens implant specifically selected to match your eye’s focusing needs.

Implantable collamer lenses (ICL) are a great alternative for patients under the age of 40 who have moderate to severe nearsightedness, patients who are not candidates for laser vision correction, patients who have dry eyes, or patients who do not wish to permanently alter the shape of their cornea. ICL is a procedure in which a small opening is created in the cornea and a collamer lens is placed just beneath the surface of the eye. The procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes and allows for a quick visual recovery with many patients seeing the same or better than they did with glasses or contact lenses before surgery.


Is Laser Eye Surgery Right for You?

Find out if laser eye surgery is right for you with Optical Illusions: An Optometric Practice. Schedule an eye exam with our award-winning eye doctors to discuss your options and which type of surgery is right for you. After determining if you are good candidate for laser eye surgery, we will schedule a pre-op appointment for additional surgical measurements.

Our Locations

San Mateo

  • 194 Hillsdale Shopping Center
  • San Mateo, CA 94403

San Jose

  • 377 Santana Row, Suite #1115
  • San Jose, CA 95128

San Ramon

  • 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite #1104
  • San Ramon, CA 94583


  • 9309 Glacier Hwy, Suite A103
  • Juneau, AK 99801

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An eye exam is an essential part of preventive health care. At Optical Illusions: An Optometric Practice, we invest in industry-leading diagnostic technology that gives us an unprecedented view of your eye health and vision.

With this technology, we can provide truly personalized and comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages.

Access high-quality eye care from a team that genuinely cares.

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