To prepare for surgery the area around your eyes will be cleaned and a sterile drape will be applied. Anesthetic eye drops will be used to numb your eyes then a small instrument will keep you from blinking during the procedure.

During the first part of Epi-LASIK a softening solution is placed on the cornea. The thin layer of tissue is then lifted up from the surface of the cornea.

 

Most people see well enough to drive on the third day after the
procedure and can resume  their normal  activities at that time.

 

The second step of epi-LASIK is the laser reshaping which takes just seconds. During this time you will be asked to look directly at a fixation light in order to accurately center the laser beam. The Excimer laser will be programmed with the information gathered in your pre-operative exam. The entire treatment will be completed in less than a minute or two, depending on the amount of correction needed. After the laser reshaping is complete, an extended wear contact lens is placed on the cornea. This speeds healing and reduces discomfort.

Following your procedure, you will be given additional eye drops, and your eyes will be shielded with plastic goggles. Your vision will be a little blurry so we recommend a driver for the ride home. You should relax for the rest of the day. Discomfort may last 2 to 5 days, but is helped with an over-the-counter pain reliever. It is usual to experience light sensitivity and tearing of the eyes for a few days after the procedure.

Vision can fluctuate for up to six months, but most people can see well enough to pass a driver's license vision exam a week or two after the procedure.

 
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Dr. Benkle and his caring eye staff provide personalized 'One on One' eye care. The Brookside Office and Downtown Optometry in Stockton CA has earned their reputations of providing the finest in eye healthcare, eyewear and contact lenses.

We will make every effort to take a complete approach to your eye care.
We take the time to not only understand your eye health and visual needs, but your general health, lifestyle, and dietary habits as well. This is somewhat rare in health care today, but we think you will find it to be a refreshing change.

"We are proud of our exceptional customer service, lifelong education and the best eye health care possible."
- Dr. David Benkle

Request your Eye health and Vision appointment today with our experienced eye care providers at one of our Stockton California Optometrist offices and give your vision the level of care and attention it deserves.

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Brookside Office 3461 Brookside Rd. Suite A1 Stockton, CA 95219 Phone: (209) 951-2020 Fax: (209) 208-1600
Downtown Optometry 319 E. Weber Ave. Stockton, CA 95202 Phone: (209) 465-5047 Fax: (209) 465-2610

Dr. Benkle proudly serves Stockton and the areas of Lincoln Village, August, Stonewood, Morada, Kennedy, Garden Acres, French Camp, Holt, Manteca, Lathrop, Lodi, Victor and Woodbridge

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