Laser Eye Surgery Consultation, Cost, Procedure, Recovery

Every year millions of patients have laser eye surgery, Our Orange County Lasik surgeon Alexandra Chebil M.D. has performed over 40,000 lasik eye surgeries in Irvine CA alone and is a board certified Ophthalmologist that provides laser eye surgery with a one-on-one personalized care before, during, and long after your Lasik procedure.

Laser Eye Surgery Consultation

Lasik Eye Exam

Lasik Eye Exam

During your Lasik evaluation, Dr. Alexandra Chebil will evaluate your vision, discuss all the options available for you, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.  Every person’s eyes are different, so it’s important to have an in-depth evaluation before proceeding and making an informed decision to schedule your lasik procedure.

What makes our Orange County Laser eye surgery experience unique, is that we do not pass you around to multiple people during the course of your treatment, so you can be sure you’re getting the best care you expect and deserve from the best surgeon in California.

Lasik Eye Surgery Cost

The cost of your laser eye surgery will be discussed with you during the consultation, we offer financing and you can rest assured we never have any hidden fees or upselling tactics as some of our patients have told us they’ve experienced at other larger offices.  We pride ourselves on quality care, and affordable Lasik prices.  If we do have a promotion active that month, we will also apply it to you.

Pre-Op Lasik Instructions

Like any surgery, it’s important to follow all the pre-op and post-op instructions provided to you.  Our goal is excellent results and the best care.

  • Please remember to leave your soft contact lenses out for at least one full week prior to your procedure. Soft toric lenses for astigmatism should be removed at least two weeks prior to your procedure.
  • Your vision may be quite blurry for a few hours after the procedure so please make sure that you have a driver to bring you home after the procedure.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and avoid anything fuzzy that may create static. Avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol the day of your procedure.

The Day Of Your Lasik Procedure

Dr. Chebil & Snuggles At Work

Dr. Chebil & Snuggles At Work

The day of your procedure, Dr. Alexandra Chebil will personally verify all of your computer measurements and will answer any last minute questions you may have.

Our highly experienced surgical team will explain the different steps of the procedure and take the time to explain the simple post-operative instructions, such as how to use your eye drops and when to return for follow up visits. You will receive a written copy of these instructions as well as an emergency contact number directly to Dr. Alexandra Chebil if you have any problems or questions after hours.

To help you relax before your surgery, you will also be given the option of taking a mild sedative, such as Xanax or Valium. If you prefer, you may bring in your own preferred medication to make you more relaxed and comfortable during and after the procedure.

Laser Eye Surgery Begins

Dr. Chebil & Actual Patient

Dr. Chebil & Actual Patient

Laser vision correction is a quick and painless procedure which generally takes less than fifteen minutes per eye. Dr. Alexandra Chebil will walk you through all the steps of the procedure and answer any questions you may have.

Before the procedure begins, eye drops are used to numb your eyes.

The LASIK procedure involves two steps; the creation of the corneal flap using either a precision instrument called a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser, followed by the reshaping of your cornea with an excimer laser. The excimer laser will reshape your cornea by removing tissue from its middle layer, called the stroma.

Throughout the entire procedure, we will make sure you are comfortable, relaxed, and on your way to 20/20 vision.  Many of Dr. Chebil’s patients see better than 20/20 due to the high degree of accuracy provided by the CustomVue or Wavefront technology and the VISX Star S-4 laser system.

94% of people who wear glasses for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can now be safely treated with LASIK.

96% of patients treated with the Visx Star S4 IR laser claim to be satisfied with the results of their procedure.

Nearly all (97.9%) would recommend the procedure to their friends and family. 96.6% of patients said that their lives had been improved by the procedure.

Recovery After Lasik Treatment

Lasik patient and UFC fighter Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

Lasik patient and UFC fighter Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

Your vision may be very blurry for these first few hours, so it is not recommended that you drive. Recovery is very fast after LASIK and discomfort usually stops after a few hours. Most patients are able to go back to work and drive the day right after surgery.

You must start your prescription drops the day after your LASIK procedure and continue for five days after surgery. You must also wear sunglasses when out in the bright light and wear goggles at night for five nights to prevent accidentally rubbing your eyes while sleeping.  You should stay out of dust and dirt for the first week after surgery in order to avoid infections and dryness.

Please remember that your follow-up care is as important as the actual procedure. Dr. Alexandra Chebil will check your vision at every single post-op visit for one full year.

We will schedule the following visits as part of your post-op package: 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year. There is no additional charge if you need to come back to see us more frequently.

If you’re ready to free yourself from eyeglasses and contact lenses, schedule a complimentary laser eye surgery evaluation in Orange County with Alexandra Chebil M.D. in Irvine CA.