Custom LASIK

Advanced laser treatment customized to your individual eyes

CUSTOM LASIK Overview

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CUSTOM LASIK Overview

Together with blade-free LASIK, custom LASIK technology has taken the procedure to a whole new level. Custom LASIK is more customized to your individual eyes to not only give you incredible daytime vision but also night vision. It uses advanced Wavefront technology to diagnose and treat the specific imperfections of your eye that cause difficulty with night vision. Dr. Feinerman performs custom LASIK on all of his surgeries, providing they are good candidates.

Our Lasik Process

1

Consultation

It all starts with a comprehensive eye exam and consultation with Dr. Feinerman where he describes the procedure in detail and answers any questions you may have. Dr. Feinerman will review and discuss your individual situation and determine the best treatment plan.

2

Procedure

Our staff ensures you are reclined and comfortable. The LASIK procedure—performed by Dr. Feinerman—is painless and takes only about 20 minutes total. Most patients generally recover very quickly following treatment (within 3 to 4 hours).

3

Post-op

After the procedure, Dr. Feinerman personally calls his patients to ensure they are doing well and to address any questions. During your actual in-person post-op visit, Dr. Feinerman will perform a final examination to ensure recovery is complete.

WAVEFRont-Optimized

Wavefront-optimized LASIK uses wavefront guided technology to automatically compensate for the curvature of the cornea.  This reduces unwanted side effects like poor night vision, glare, and halos. Wavefront optimized LASIK was developed to consider the unique curvature of the eye, preserving the natural, aspheric shape of the cornea, for less induced spherical aberration. This provides improved quality of vision and eliminates or reduces the spherical distortions that can cause glare and may affect night vision.

TOPOGRAPHY-GUIDED (COUNTOURA)

Topography-Guided (Contoura)

Topography-guided LASIK is the highest level of Custom LASIK.  The Allegretto laser’s version of topography guided LASIK is called Contoura. That means it links the scans of your eye (wavefront topography) to the laser treatment, specifically correcting the irregularities found on your eye. Contoura LASIK treats higher order aberrations on your cornea, which is more than just treating your eyeglass prescription. Customer satisfaction has been very positive, with more than 98% of patients reporting they would choose it again.  Contoura even outperforms glasses and contacts (baseline best corrected visual acuity) in over 30% of eyes.  When compared to baseline, it actually improves many common symptoms associated with LASIK.  Thus, Contoura redefines visual acuity outcomes and delivers a high level of personalization.

A CLoser look at Topography-guided LASIK

Testimonials

"It's a big relief for me to have a doctor that actually cares for my wellbeing and for how I feel. Dr. Feinerman really was amazing at making me feel at home; I consider him a friend now. Anytime someone asks me for LASIK in LA, I'll 100% say Feinerman. "

Mr. Carmack

"I have 20/20 vision... it's incredible. I almost feel like I'm still in denial. I catch myself thinking, "Oh, I should take my contacts out." But then I remember these are my eyes! It's also nice when your doctor is dope and friendly, but gets the job done well. "

Jenn Im

"The whole procedure took less than five minutes. It was completely painless. Once it was done, I could see everything super HD clear, and I was really excited because I haven't been able to see like that in so long. I'm truly grateful for Dr. Feinerman. "

Sophia Chang

"Dr. Feinerman was super friendly and open to any questions or concerns I had. It felt like a normal eye appointment; you don't feel anything... I even went out to dinner that night. LASIK gave me so much freedom. It's the best thing I've ever done."

Rocky Barnes

"Going to see Dr. Feinerman, he just made me feel really comfortable straight away. And the surgery was over so quick. After going through the procedure, which was basically pain free, I slept for six hours, woke up, and had perfect eyesight!"

Georgia Gibbs

"Dr. Feinerman is probably one of the more baller doctors I've ever met. He blasted Drake during the surgery, which was really soothing for me as a millennial. The surgery itself only took five minutes, which was crazy. The healing process was really quick!"

Charly Jordan
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"It's a big relief for me to have a doctor that actually cares for my wellbeing and for how I feel. Dr. Feinerman really was amazing at making me feel at home; I consider him a friend now. Anytime someone asks me for LASIK in LA, I'll 100% say Feinerman. "

Mr. Carmack

"I have 20/20 vision... it's incredible. I almost feel like I'm still in denial. I catch myself thinking, "Oh, I should take my contacts out." But then I remember these are my eyes! It's also nice when your doctor is dope and friendly, but gets the job done well. "

Jenn Im

"The whole procedure took less than five minutes. It was completely painless. Once it was done, I could see everything super HD clear, and I was really excited because I haven't been able to see like that in so long. I'm truly grateful for Dr. Feinerman. "

Sophia Chang

"Dr. Feinerman is probably one of the more baller doctors I've ever met. He blasted Drake during the surgery, which was really soothing for me as a millennial. The surgery itself only took five minutes, which was crazy. The healing process was really quick!"

Charly Jordan

"Dr. Feinerman was super friendly and open to any questions or concerns I had. It felt like a normal eye appointment; you don't feel anything... I even went out to dinner that night. LASIK gave me so much freedom. It's the best thing I've ever done."

Rocky Barnes

"Going to see Dr. Feinerman, he just made me feel really comfortable straight away. And the surgery was over so quick. After going through the procedure, which was basically pain free, I slept for six hours, woke up, and had perfect eyesight!"

Georgia Gibbs
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faqs

The only way to truly determine if you are a LASIK candidate is to schedule a consultation with a board certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Gregg Feinerman has more than 15 years of experience performing LASIK. During the consultation he will thoroughly examine your eyes to make sure you are a strong candidate for LASIK. If for some reason you are not a LASIK candidate then Dr. Feinerman may suggest an alternative procedure.

Experience counts, thus LASIK surgeons who have performed thousands of procedures generally have the experience and skills needed to perform a successful procedure. Your eyes are extremely important, and you want to make sure your in good hands with your LASIK surgeon.

Immediately after the procedure, you may experience some mild burning and tearing, but generally patients experience NO pain. Dr. Feinerman recommends solid rest for 4 hours following the LASIK procedure.

LASIK usually takes approximately 15 minutes for both eyes. Regardless of the type of LASIK procedure, all patients will have a topical anesthetic drops placed onto their eyes. A corneal flap will be created, and after the flap is complete a laser will be used to make the prescriptive correction directly on the cornea. After the correction is complete the corneal flap is gently placed back into its proper position. During your consultation Dr. Feinerman will discuss the different types of LASIK, but he generally performs custom all laser LASIK on all suitable candidates.

Recovery from LASIK is very rapid. During the first 3-4 hours after surgery your eyes may feel irritated. Vision is typically a little blurry during this time but will improve over the next few hours. The day after surgery your eyes may still feel somewhat irritated but your vision will be remarkably better.

A mild sedative will be made available prior to surgery to help relax your nerves and anxieties. Dr. Feinerman and most of the staff at Feinerman Vision have received the LASIK procedure so we understand the experience from the patient’s perspective. During the surgery, Dr. Feinerman will speak with you to help keep you at ease. 

The vast majority of patients (ages 18-40) do not need glasses after LASIK. However, like all medical procedures, there are no guarantees. Thus it is not ethical to promise you will not need glasses after LASIK. With that said, it is also uncommon for people to need glasses or contacts after LASIK if they are age 18-40.

 

LASIK does not eliminate the need for reading glasses down the road. Most people in their 40’s will develop presbyopia, a condition that makes it hard to read newspapers or menus. Reading glasses will be required. LASIK does not correct presbyopia.

LASIK is a permanent procedure, however a minority of patients may require an enhancement following their initial surgery. After LASIK, reading glasses may be necessary when you get older (in your 40s).

Minor fluctuations can occur, but most visual improvement takes place within 24 hours following the procedure. Most patients note that fluctuations have stopped after two weeks. At the same time, it may take additional time for the microscopic swelling in the eye to resolve and minor fluctuations to cease. Many patients do have small amounts of healing that may continue to improve over six months.

The LASIK procedure is very safe, and that is why it has been accepted by so many millions worldwide. With any surgical procedures, however, complications may arise. Vision-threatening complications do exist, but they are extremely rare. These include infections (an incidence of 1 in 5,000) and irregular healing processes that can lead to something called “irregular astigmatism” that glasses cannot correct and contact lenses or further surgery may be required to improve. There are also complications, which may lead to temporary blurriness, temporary dependence on glasses or contact lenses, or a need for additional surgery.

 

In most cases, the patient can still do well and recover with good vision. It is for this reason that LASIK patients should confirm the experience of their surgeon to determine if he or she has specialized training in cornea surgery. Because LASIK is performed on the cornea, knowledge of the healing properties of the cornea and management of any complications are critical to the patient’s well being. Knowing how to handle a complication, should one occur, can make a significant difference in the patient’s outcome.

Am I a
candidate?

Anyone over the age of eighteen who has not had a significant change in vision and can see clearly with contact lenses or glasses may be a good candidate for LASIK. Take our LASIK candidacy test to find out more.

Savings
Calculator

Ordering contact lenses and glasses on regularly can get expensive. Use our savings calculator to estimate how LASIK can save you money over your lifetime. If you’re interested in financing options, click here. 

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