What is LASIK Surgery?

LASIK or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a surgical procedure where a LASER is utilized to reshape the cornea and allows you to become less dependent on glasses.

The LASIK procedure is quick and highly effective. At American Eye Associates we perform all LASER LASIK with the latest technology available.


LASIK surgery is one of the most popular vision correction procedures that is known for being quick, safe and highly effective. The board-certified ophthalmologists at American Eye Associates and California Retina Associates are dedicated to ensuring you can see clearly and live comfortably with the most up-to-date diagnostic services and treatments. We are proud to offer LASIK to men and women in San Diego, Chula Vista, and the neighboring communities of Imperial County, California.

California's LASIK Eye Experts

Over 10,000 LASIK Procedure Performed

How much Does LASIK Surgery Cost?


LASIK at American Eye Associates normally costs $2,995 per eye or $5,990 for both. For a limited time, we are offering $4,490 for both eyes and $2,245 for one eye. There are multiple payment options you can choose from including a Health Savings Account (HSA) ,Flexible Spending Account (FSA), a credit card monthly payment plan with Alphaeon Credit , or a CareCredit Card.

*Offer Valid May - November

What Happens During LASIK Surgery?

The surgery works by reshaping the cornea so it can better focus images onto the retina for sharper vision. Both eyes can be treated during the same appointment and the surgery takes about 10 minutes per eye. LASIK is an outpatient procedure that uses local anesthesia in the form of eye drops.

How Quickly Can I Expect Results?

Full recovery and noticeable results can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks. In most cases, patients enjoy 20/20 vision without glasses or contact lenses after their surgery, and for many patients, the improved vision from LASIK may be permanent.


Related Treatments

LASIK Eye Surgery
Cataract Surgery
Complex Cataract Surgery
Refractive Lens Exchange

Frequently Asked Questions

What Types Of Vision Problems Can Be Treated With LASIK?

LASIK corrects common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, reducing your need for prescription glasses or contact lenses.

How Do I Know If I Am A Good Candidate For LASIK?

Visit us for a FREE consult. In this consult, you will be examined by one of our American Eye Associates doctors and you will also undergo an extensive evaluation to determine if you are a candidate. Most people are good candidates for LASIK, but some may not be. However, there may be other options for you to help reduce your dependency on glasses.

Talk to your American Eye Associates doctor about your health conditions, as some may impact your ability to undergo LASIK. Other things like thin corneas or dry eyes may also affect your ability to undergo LASIK.

We use WaveLight® LASIK technology with CONTOURA® Vision, the latest available technology for LASIK. With Contoura® we have the ability to map your cornea and offer a more custom LASIK procedure. LASIK results with Contoura® have been outstanding.
Keep in mind that you may be asked to not wear contact lenses for up to two weeks before your evaluation to help your eyes return to their natural shape.

What Happens After LASIK Surgery?

Your eyes may feel temporarily dry, and your vision may be hazy for the first few days. For that reason, patients are usually required to have someone drive them home after surgery. Your eye care provider will schedule regular follow-up visits after the procedure to make sure your eyes are healthy and healing properly.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Temporary side effects may include glare, fluctuating vision and dry eyes, which can be relieved with eye drops. Most side effects usually disappear after a few days.

Will I Need To Wear Corrective Lenses After Surgery?

Most people are able to see clearly after LASIK surgery. However, corrective lenses might be required for specific activities, such as night driving or reading.

Testimonials from our Beloved patients

Dr. Mani and the entire staff of retina associates have always provided excellent Opthalmology attention with exceptional service that has exceeded my expectations. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Mani he performed extensive procedures on both eyes when necessary. Dr. Mani is absolutely the very best doctor whom I have ever known. May he be blessed now and always. Thank you!

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