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Santa Rosa LASIK

LASIK surgery in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa LASIK

Santa Rosa LASIK

Don’t let blurred vision cloud your perspective on life. Clear it right up. Take the first step toward that horizon by contacting Dr. Shipley & Associates. There you’ll be able to treat yourself to Santa Rosa LASIK. One trip is all it’ll take…then you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. Sound good? Don’t dawdle in uncertainty any longer and decide today to take control.

Sure, eyewear can be a great (affordable) option for some people. But wouldn’t it be nice to just hop out of bed and head straight out the door without giving your vision a second thought? Yeah… contact lenses provide the closes experience to the real thing, but they’re just such a major pain to deal with. Putting them on and taking them off is too great of a hassle for most folks. Not to mention that you can’t miss a single day of cleaning them with saline solution, otherwise bacteria will find its way onto the surface—putting your eyes at risk. Then there are glasses. While they require little to no maintenance, eyeglasses just don’t provide the unencumbered experience most people prefer—especially if they live active lifestyles that might fling the frames off their face. When both options aren’t ideal, that’s when LASIK is the best option out there. This procedure instantly corrects vision, granting you the ability to see the world through a crystal-clear prism. So you can carry on with your life without ever again walking through a blur. Sound good? Our patients certainly think so. Now go ahead and visit Dr. Shipley & Associates for Santa Rosa LASIK.

Getting started doesn’t require much… just a simple phone call or e-mail to Dr. Shipley & Associates. Our amazing staff will promptly help you schedule an appointment. And then? You’ll be a hop, a skip, and a wiggle away from Santa Rosa LASIK.

1430 Guerneville Road Suite 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 525-9920

Bodega Bay LASIK

LASIK surgery in Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay LASIK

Bodega Bay LASIK

Common refractive conditions, which refer to nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, can be corrected permanently with LASIK surgery. At the office of Dr. Shipley & Associates, you can have it done expertly and with the benefit of the most advanced methods, which means the use of two lasers so that you can be assured of 20/20 vision or better. There is simply no better way to address inadequate vision than with our Bodega Bay LASIK.

Among the advantages of this procedure is that the success rate is over 90%, meaning that there is an excellent chance that you will be thrilled with the results. There is no traditional cutting, no stitches, and no bandages to contend with. The procedure itself is comfortable, though you will be given anesthetic eye drops to ensure that you do not feel anything. Our Bodega Bay LASIK begins with a small flap of your corneal tissue being opened. The flap is then peeled back, and your corneal tissue is reshaped so that light will be directed more accurately to your retina. The flap is then replaced. The entire thing takes just a few minutes per eye. Nothing could be simpler nor more effective and safe. The majority of people start to notice the improvement in their vision by the next day, with some doing so as early as later the same day as our Bodega Bay LASIK is done. You should be able to say goodbye to your eyeglasses or contact lenses afterward. And as changes to your vision occur a year or two later, or even longer, you can have the surgery updated to reflect them and ensure that you are always experiencing the best vision possible.

Schedule a consultation at our office by calling us right now. Find out if you’re a good candidate for Bodega Bay LASIK.

1430 Guerneville Road Suite 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 525-9920

Gualala LASIK

LASIK surgery in Gualala

Gualala LASIK

Gualala LASIK

Sure, you can just continue to wear your eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. But at Dr. Shipley & Associates, we also offer an exciting and more permanent solution. Gualala LASIK surgery has a success rate of over 90% and is done in a single outpatient session, taking just a few minutes per eye. It’s effective and safe.

No conventional cutting, no stitches, and no bandages. That probably doesn’t sound like surgery, and the good news is that our Gualala LASIK is done with the help of lasers. Prior to starting the procedure, you will have your eyes numbed with anesthetic eye drops. A small flap of your cornea is opened and peeled back. The corneal tissue is then reshaped, after which the flap is closed and sealed. That’s all there is to our Gualala LASIK. You may notice some eye dryness when you leave our office. Don’t worry. It’s perfectly natural. You will be given special eye drops to address it and also to prevent the possibility of infection. Some blurriness to your vision can occur for the first day or two, but healing is generally very quick. In fact, it is likely that you will experience an improvement in your vision by the next day. Some people even notice it later the same day as the surgery. At minimum, you will find that you rely far less on your corrective lenses. And if you’re lucky, you will be able to discard them entirely. Perhaps best of all, as changes to your vision continue to occur over the years, this laser eye procedure can be updated to meet your new requirements.

It is not hard to see why our Gualala LASIK is so popular. Is it the right choice for you? Find out by calling us and booking a consultation and examination.

1430 Guerneville Road Suite 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 525-9920

Petaluma Eye Doctor

LASIK in Petaluma

Petaluma Eye Doctor

Petaluma Eye Doctor

You may be seeing very well with your prescription lenses, but wouldn’t it be great to see the same or even better without having to use your glasses or contacts all the time? If you answered yes, then we at Dr. Shipley & Associates are pleased to help you with LASIK, the revolutionary eye surgery that is done with laser technology.

The purposes of this procedure is to reshape your corneas. If they were not curved improperly, you would not be managing difficulties seeing without corrective lenses at various or even all distances. Your glasses or contact lenses redirect light so that it strikes your retina more toward the ideal point of the center, which is associated with normal vision. LASIK done by our Petaluma eye doctor, however, makes that same correction by changing the curve of your cornea to one that is more effective in how it directs light to your retina. The result? You see more sharply and clearly. The best case scenario is that you can throw away your prescription lenses and be done with them. At minimum, though, you will not have to depend on them nearly as much as before. And as your vision continues to change throughout the years, LASIK can also be updated by our Petaluma eye doctor. The procedure has a success rate of around 96%, making it as close to a sure thing as can be had in the world of surgery. And because it is done with lasers, no stitches or bandages are required. Recovery time is almost zero. And you will start to notice the improvement in your vision later the same day, or the next day at the latest.

If you find that prospect exciting, you should call us to schedule an consultation and examination with our Petaluma eye doctor. Find out if LASIK is the right way to go for you.

1430 Guerneville Road Suite 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 525-9920

Eye Specialist near Napa CA

LASIK in Napa CA

Eye specialist near Napa CA

Eye specialist near Napa CA

Tens of millions of people in this country wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct refractory errors in their eyes that cause distant objects to appear blurry and out of focus. Our eye specialist near Napa CA Dr. Les Shipley, OD and his associates have been prescribing vision corrections in the form of eyeglasses and contact lenses to the residents of the community for over 30 years. Now our practice is helping many of these same patients throw away their glasses and pop out their contact lenses for good.

Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a refractory error where the curvature of the cornea relative to the size of the eyeball and lens forces the light coming into the eye to be focused at a point in front of the retina instead of directly upon the retina. Eyeglasses and contact lenses both compensate for this error. Our eye specialist near Napa CA can change the focal point of light so that it is directly on the retina through the use of laser surgery, especially LASIK surgery. What LASIK does is physically change the curvature of the retina. Our facility offers the state-of-the–art laser technology. Our practice uses a custom wavelength LASIK procedure that can correct both refractory errors and the small irregularities that older laser procedures could not correct. Our doctor first uses a laser to cut a small flap in the cornea and then uses the wavelength LASIK laser to reshape the cornea. The whole process is painless and most patients will see real vision improvement in just a few days.

LASIK is not the right answer for everyone’s eyes so our eye specialist near Napa CA will perform a free screening evaluation on each potential patient’s eyes in order to determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure and discuss with the patient the expected outcome as well as all the details of what to expect during and after the procedure. In most cases the refractory error is sufficiently corrected so that they can see clearly without glasses, although reading glasses may still be necessary. Call our office for a free evaluation.

1430 Guerneville Road Suite 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 525-9920

Santa Rosa Laser Vision Correction

LASIK in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Laser Vision Correction

Santa Rosa Laser Vision Correction

Not everyone can see clearly, though there are plenty of ways in which people can improve the quality of their eyesight on a regular basis. Many people use glasses or contacts to see clearly. However, not everyone is completely happy with having to rely on outside tools every single day. If you happen to be one of these people, then you may be interested in learning more about Santa Rosa laser vision correction and whether it might be right for you. Here at Dr. Shipley & Associates we can tell you more about LASIK and provide you with the necessary evaluation.

Most vision impairment problems involved in perfections in the shape of the eye, specifically the cornea. The cornea is essentially the lens of the eye, it is the clear curved portion of the eye that rests just over your pupil. Like the lens of the camera, the curvature in clarity of the cornea will affect the quality of your vision. Prescription lenses correct vision by providing your eyes with additional lenses through which to see through, essentially artificial corneas innocence. Santa Rose laser vision correction is a bit different however, in that it aims to cry to your eyesight problems by completely reshaping the cornea itself. Here at Dr. Shipley & Associates our eye doctors can provide you with a complete evaluation that can determine whether this particular surgery may be appropriate for you. It’s first important to make sure that your eyes are healthy enough to undergo the procedure, especially since your cornea needs to be able to regenerate and heal properly after the surgery. LASIK can provide you with the ability to see clearly every day while also significantly reducing your need to rely on optical tools.

The quality of your eyesight is important, and many people may find glasses and contacts tiresome. If you happen to be one of these individuals, then please call us here at Dr. Shipley & Associates so you can learn more about Santa Rosa laser vision correction surgery and what it can do for you

Dr. Shipley & Associates
1430 Guerneville Road Suite 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 525-9920

Rohnert Park Eye Surgeon

Eye surgeries and corrections in Rohnert Park

Rohnert Park eye surgeon

Rohnert Park eye surgeon

If you want to improve your vision permanently and stop relying so heavily on your eyeglasses or contact lenses, we at Dr. Shipley & Associates can help. LASIK is the gold standard in laser eye surgery and vision correction, but did you know that there are innovations and advancements even within LASIK itself? It’s all designed to give you the best vision possible and the most comfortable and effective experience.

Standard LASIK done by our Rohnert Park eye surgeon is a simple, safe, and very successful procedure, with as many as 98% of them yielding positive results. In addition, there are state-of-the-art options that include Wavefront LASIK, which utilizes 3-D measurements to promote greater precision in vision correction. There is also a procedure that uses two lasers, in order to achieve 20/20 vision and allow you to totally discard your corrective lenses. Also, there is all-laser LASIK, in which all mechanical tools and blades are completely eliminated. Our Rohnert Park eye surgeon is committed to staying on top of the very latest in laser vision correction technology to serve you best. A simple exam and consultation at our office will determine if you are a good candidate for one or more of these procedures. And if you are qualified, the procedure itself, regardless of which option, will be done under local anesthetic via medicated eye drops. LASIK is outpatient and takes very little time. You will probably notice significant improvement in your vision the very next day or even later the same day as surgery. After the procedure, you will require no stitches or bandages because of the advantages of lasers.

Most patients are able to benefit from one of these LASIK options. You should be at least 18 years old, with no past or present corneal disease, and your current prescription lenses will need to be within certain limits. Our Rohnert Park eye surgeon will go over all the details and answer all of your questions. Call us to book an appointment.

1430 Guerneville Road Suite 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 525-9920

Bodega Bay LASIK

LASIK eye surgery in Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay LASIK

Bodega Bay LASIK

If you are tired of wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses in order to see clearly, you may be thinking about getting LASIK eye surgery. LASIK eye surgery is a popular way for patients to have their vision corrected so that they no longer need to wear prescription lenses in order to do things like read or drive a car. LASIK is one of the most common and safest eye surgeries performed today. However, if a person is not a good candidate for LASIK they may have their vision damaged by this type of procedure. This is why it is very important to have a LASIK pre-evaluation before you are considered for this particular eye surgery. If you are interested in Bodega Bay LASIK you will want to come to our vision practice, Dr. Shipley & Associates, to see if you are a good candidate for LASIK.

Our top-notch doctors are Dr. Les Shipley, Dr. Margot Shipley and Dr. Nicole Wood. Our optometrist specializes in many different areas of vision including contact lenses, LASIK and cataract co-management and glaucoma. If you are thinking about getting LASIK surgery you will want to contact our vision practice so that you can have a pre-LASIK screening. During this procedure you will have a thorough eye exam, have a medical health history taken, and provide health information as well as learn more about the Bodega Bay LASIK procedure.

During the pre-LASIK exam, our doctor will thoroughly examine your eye health to make sure that you do not have any eye diseases or eye problems that will make you a poor candidate for Bodega Bay LASIK. Our doctors will also advise you not to have the operation if you are under 18. You will also learn about different alternatives to LASIK. Your current refractive errors will be measured, and our eye doctor will make sure that your vision falls within the range that can be corrected by the surgery. The thickness of your cornea will also be examined to make sure that the cornea is thick enough in order to withstand the LASIK surgery. This surgery is actually done through a flap that is created in your cornea, so the cornea must be of a certain thickness in order not to tear during the procedure. For an appointment to meet with our optometrist to learn more about LASIK surgery, contact us today.

1430 Guerneville Road Suite 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 525-9920

Gualala LASIK

LASIK surgery in Gualala

Gualala LASIK

Gualala LASIK

If you are tired of the fact that you have to reach for glasses the first thing in the morning in order to see clearly, you may be thinking about getting LASIK surgery. LASIK vision correction is becoming a very popular treatment option for people who no longer want to be dependent on wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses. In order to qualify for Gualala LASIK, you will first have to have a LASIK pre-evaluation to make sure that you are a good candidate for the procedure.

At our vision practice, Dr. Shipley & Associates, you will be able to have a LASIK pre-evaluation to make sure that LASIK treatment will be effective few. Our optometrist are: Dr. Les Shipley, Dr. Margot Shipley, and Dr. Nicole Wood. Our optometrist will be able to provide you with a LASIK pre-evaluation to make sure that you can safely and effectively have LASIK surgery performed on your eyes. If you are interested in getting Gualala LASIK surgery, you will definitely want to have this pre-evaluation because today ophthalmologists will not perform LASIK surgery unless their patient has been prequalified. This is because if a patient does not pre-qualify for the procedure, chances are great that they may not benefit from the procedure, or that their vision may even be made worse by the surgery.

LASIK surgery is one of the safest and most effective eye surgeries performed today – as long as the patient is pre-qualified. In order for a patient to be fully qualified, our optometrist will give them a thorough eye exam, and ask certain questions about the patient’s medical history. The patient should be over 18 years of age and not have had any vision prescription changes over the past two years. Our optometrist will also examine the patient’s eyes to make sure they are healthy and do not have any eye conditions or diseases that can worsen from treatment. Our optometrist will also make sure that the cornea is thick enough to withstand the LASIK surgery. During the surgery, a laser is used to make a flap in the cornea under which the surgery is performed. This flap must then be put back into place and be able to completely heal. For an appointment to meet with our optometrist to see if Gualala LASIK is a good treatment option for you, contact us today.

1430 Guerneville Road Suite 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 525-9920

Rohnert Park LASIK

LASIK Surgery in Rohnert Park

Rohnert Park LASIK

Rohnert Park LASIK

Our Rohnert Park LASIK represents the most modern and popular way to improve your vision. Here at Dr. Shipley & Associates, it’s not difficult to get all of the benefits that come from getting laser eye surgery. You have come to the right place, because our eye surgeon is highly skilled and experienced in performing this procedure. LASIK works by reshaping your corneas with lasers and thereby correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Those vision issues occur because the shape of your cornea has permitted light to strike your retina at the front or the back, instead of directly as with normal vision.

Start by scheduling a consultation at our office. You’ll find out if you’re a good candidate for our Rohnert Park LASIK. We will take a full medical history and discuss any risk factors of yours that might affect the success of the surgery. You will also get a complete eye exam, which includes checking your corneal thickness, internal eye pressure, and other diagnostic tests. Be sure to bring your eyeglasses or contacts with you. Stop wearing your soft lenses for three days before your visit, or three weeks in the case of hard lenses.

Eye drops will be administered as your local anesthetic so that you will be numb. Our Rohnert Park LASIK begins by opening a thin flap of your cornea with the laser. Our eye surgeon can then get underneath your corneal tissue to reshape it. The flap is then restored. No stitches and no bandages are required. You may experience some dryness in your eyes afterward, and this is perfectly natural. You will get medicated eye drops to combat that, and also to protect against inflammation or infection.

Our Rohnert Park LASIK is simple, safe, and very effective in correcting your visual deficiencies. Results are good in up to 96% of cases, meaning you can have full confidence in this surgery. Some patients are able to completely discard their glasses or contact lenses. And nearly all will find they have far less need for them than before. It’s an exciting prospect. And one you can take advantage of. Call us today and schedule an appointment.

Dr. Shipley & Associates
1430 Guerneville Road Suite 3
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 525-9920