Richard Burns, M.D.
Dr. Burns uses the state-of-the-art WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q 500 excimer laser to provide the safest, most effective eye care possible. The WaveLight Allegretto excimer laser is the fastest laser currently available in the United States and features improved pulse technology, an eye-tracking system for accuracy and wavefront optimization, all of which contribute to fast and painless treatment, smooth recovery and excellent vision correction results.
The WaveLight Allegretto is recognized for its many advantages, including:
Shorter surgery time
Control and reliability
Improved night vision.
Reduced risk of glare.
While many patients who come to see Dr. Burns in San Diego qualify for LASIK eye surgery, the procedure is not for everyone. The following qualities make an ideal patient for LASIK Eye Surgery:
At least 18 years or older.
Candidates should be in generally good health.
Eyes are healthy and free from disease or abnormalities like infections or scars.
Candidates’ vision needs to be consistent for at least a year before surgery date.
Some additional factors that may prevent certain patients from having LASIK surgery include thin Corneas, large Pupils, and Keratoconus (Bulging Cornea). More serious vision problems, such as advanced Glaucoma, might disqualify the potential patient altogether. Only a one-on-one consultation with an experienced LASIK specialist like Dr. Burns can help you decide if you can benefit from LASIK Eye Surgery.