What Is LASIK?

Why Have LASIK At San Antonio Eye Specialists?

If you’re looking for LASIK in San Antonio, look no further than San Antonio Eye Specialists. Dr. Iskander of San Antonio Eye Specialists has spent his professional life dedicated to improving his patients’ vision. He is one of the few LASIK surgeons in the area to have completed fellowship training in refractive surgery and he has invested in the latest technology so his patients have the opportunity to get the best visual results possible, the vision they deserve…..!

Some Recent Testimonials!

“Extremely pleased with my procedure (Z-500 Lasik). The office staff is great. Dr. Iskander walks you through the procedure prior to and during, this cut down on any anxiety I might have had. I have been wearing glasses/contacts for over 20 years. Went from viewing everything as a blur at arm’s reach to 20/15. Slight haloing at night, but that’s to be expected. Minimal issues after the procedure and I wish I had done this awhile ago.”

– Darrel J.

“After wearing glasses for 35 years I decided to have the Clear Lens Extraction procedure performed on both eyes. Dr. Iskander was very thorough in my examination and took his time to answer my multiple questions about the procedure. He could tell how important my vision is to me and wanted me to be to be extremely happy with the results. Mission accomplished! I came away from the procedure seeing better than 20/20 in both eyes. He encouraged me to go with the monovision to be 95 percent free from glasses. I do have to wear glasses at night while driving but he told me that would be necessary. The glasses do help also in low light conditions. Everyone from his staff, the surgical outpatient center, and Dr. Iskander were nothing but awesome in helping me achieve better vision. I have recommended several people to get a consultation and see what he can do for them.”

– Charles B.

“Everything about my experience at San Antonio Eye Specialists was quality! From meeting Dr.Garza and the staff at the health fair to the evaluation and eye exam and then the LASIK surgery with Dr. Iskander. I was very impressed with my crystal clear vision immediately after the surgery and would encourage anyone that may be undecided about where to go for LASIK, to choose San Antonio Eye Specialists. They offer a team of wonderful professionals that will answer all of your questions with the enthusiasm that only comes from knowing how great the patients will feel with the results of the LASIK. Everyone there was friendly with genuine kindness. I am truly thankful and victoriously happy.”

– Wells R.

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What Is LASIK Laser Vision Correction?

LASIK is an acronym for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis and is a remarkable, state-of-the art procedure that can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism using the cool beam of an excimer laser. LASIK only takes minutes to perform and most patients can see well without glasses for distance vision. In fact, some patients see better than they ever did with glasses or contact lenses.

San Antonio LASIK Surgeon Dr. Iskander Has Performed Thousands Of Procedures!

LASIK is performed on the outermost layer of the cornea. The cornea is one of the fastest healing parts of the human body. This allows patients to have extremely fast recovery times. In fact, most patients can drive themselves to their appointment the very next day. Not all patients are good candidate for the procedure, and just like all procedures, LASIK does have some associated risk.

At San Antonio Eye Specialists, you are not just another patient.  We give you and others individualized care, unique to your vision. From the time we spend answering questions, to investing in state-of-the-art technology allowing for precision in surgical outcomes, to the specialized training Dr. Iskander has obtained all result in one goal, your enhanced vision.

Looking For LASIK In San Antonio? You’ve Found The Right Place! For Your Eyes, Don’t Compromise!

Dr. Iskander will perform a comprehensive and thorough eye examination, evaluate your medical history, and perform diagnostic investigations to evaluate your candidacy.

  • In general, the LASIK procedure takes only about 10 minutes or less in Dr. Iskander’s hands.
  • LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) – First, the procedure created a very thin protective flap. Next, the Allegretto excimer laser removes the exact amount of corneal tissue to get your vision in focus. The flap is then repositioned and vision is restored almost immediately. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure .
  • PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), or LASEK or Epi-LASIK is sometimes used if patients aren’t ideal candidates for LASIK vision correction. PRK corrects the cornea on the outer most layer and does not require a protective flap. Patients that undergo PRK have the same long-term results as LASIK patients. Recovery time can be slightly longer with PRK vs LASIK. Most patients can see well in about 72 hours.
  • PRK was first performed in Greece in 1990 and received FDA approval in the mid 90′s in the US. It is one of the most popular procedures in the world and here in San Antonio.