LASIK Specialist

Randa Garrana, MD -  - LASIK Surgeon

Advanced Lasik

Randa Garrana, MD

LASIK Surgeon located in Manhattan, New York & Long Beach, California

If you’re always struggling to see clearly, or if you’re just tired of contacts or glasses, LASIK eye surgery with Dr. Randa Garrana in Manhattan, New York City, and Long Beach, California, could be the perfect solution. Dr. Garrana is in the top 1% of LASIK surgeons in experience nationwide, and she’s ready to help you see better. Book your appointment online or by calling the Advanced Lasik office nearest you today.

LASIK Q & A

What is LASIK?

LASIK is an acronym for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis. It's the most popular eye surgery today. Through LASIK, almost all patients can achieve optimal vision to see clearly and in focus without contacts or glasses.

During the LASIK procedure, which is virtually pain-free, Dr. Garrana reshapes your cornea so that light focuses perfectly, on the macula, thus delivering clear and highly defined vision. LASIK is a quick procedure with a short recovery. You'll have total vision improvement immediately. 

How does the LASIK process work?

First, Dr. Garrana administers anesthetic eye drops to ensure your comfort during the LASIK procedure. She then uses a speculum to keep your eye open during the procedure. With your eye fully numb, Dr. Garrana creates a very thin flap of tissue in your outer corneal layer. She then uses a state-of-the-art laser to reshape your cornea.

Dr. Garrana then uses a precise map of your eye to ensure a perfectly customized procedure and optimal result. The laser reshaping takes less than a minute. After that, Dr. Garrana closes the corneal flap and you’re finished.

What are some alternatives to LASIK if it’s not right for me?

If Dr. Garrana determines that LASIK isn’t right for you, she can recommend PRK or LASEK instead.

PRK

PRK surgery could be a good option if you have thin corneas, an irregular surface, or other specific issues that make you a poor candidate for LASIK. During PRK, Dr. Garrana removes the outermost corneal layer rather than creating a flap.

While the recovery is a little longer than with LASIK, most patients find the procedure mildly uncomfortable and the recovery smooth.

LASEK

LASEK might be a good option if you have thin corneas that make you a poor LASIK candidate. During LASEK, Dr. Garrana creates a corneal flap, but it's thinner than the one in LASIK. LASEK patients generally return to work within just a couple of days.

When performed by a highly experienced physician like Dr. Garrana, LASEK and PRK are just as safe and reliable as LASIK.

Ready to learn more about LASIK, LASEK, or PRK? Click the online scheduler or call Advanced Lasik for your free consultation with Dr. Garrana now.