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Address: 3251 20th Ave #231, San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: 415.493.2020

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Saturday: 8AM – 5:30PM

LASIK and ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgery in San Francisco

Do you live in San Francisco? There’s a good chance you may have a friend or family member that had their vision correction procedure performed at IQ Laser Vision.

You’ll find that IQ Laser Vision always offers the most state-of-the-art vision correction technology available, including the ZEISS SMILE procedure.

What is ZEISS SMILE, and How Does it Work?

ZEISS SMILE is a laser vision correction procedure that corrects refractive errors like nearsightedness and astigmatism. It’s also the least invasive laser vision correction you can undergo!

ZEISS SMILE shares some similarities with LASIK like they both involve reshaping the cornea to correct vision. But beyond that, ZEISS SMILE is in a category all of its own.

For one thing, ZEISS SMILE does not involve creating a flap in the cornea. Instead, your IQ Laser Vision surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to create a lenticule inside the cornea.

The lenticule is a lens-shaped piece of tissue that looks a bit like a contact lens. After creating the lenticule, your surgeon makes a small incision that is less than 4 millimeters on the surface of the eye.

Your surgeon then makes a small opening in the cornea’s surface to pull the lenticule through. Doing this reshapes the cornea and corrects your nearsightedness or astigmatism.

After having ZEISS SMILE in San Francisco, you’ll love the quick recovery time! Most patients found that they can get back to the things they love within a day or two, like picking up a quintessential BBQ pork bun at Good Mong Kok Bakery in Chinatown. What’s not to love about permanent visual correction that you can enjoy for decades to come after having ZEISS SMILE?

If you’ve dreamed of achieving visual freedom from glasses or contact lenses and don’t qualify for LASIK, this advanced eye correction technology may be the solution you’ve been searching for in San Francisco! It’s a great option to consider if you have dry eyes, thinner corneas, or are an athlete who is worried about getting back in the game after your LASIK recovery!

Are You Searching for a LASIK or ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgeon Near You? Learn More About IQ Laser Vision

One of the advantages of choosing IQ Laser Vision is our lead medical director, Robert T. Lin. Dr. Lin originally founded IQ Laser Vision in 1999 and has over two decades of experience in ophthalmology.

That experience includes being a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine (Jules Stein Eye Institute). He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor there. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist by the American Board of Ophthalmology who has performed over 60,000 refractive surgeries and has been distinguished by the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance (CRSQA) as one of just a few CRSQA certified practitioners in the United States.

Over twenty years ago, Dr. Lin underwent LASIK and still has 20/20 vision for far and near distances with no need for glasses or contact lenses. As IQ Laser Vision’s top medical director, Dr. Robert T. Lin has put together a team of eye surgeons who have a combined experience of 60 years.

They have performed over 220,000 procedures in the Northern and Southern California area. These experienced and caring surgeons and eye care professionals are eager to provide you with the best possible laser vision correction experience.

Superior Results

You may have heard that LASIK has a 96% patient satisfaction rate. While this is impressive, at IQ Laser Vision, our patients experience superior results, with over 99% experiencing uncorrected vision within one line of the best correctable vision.

In other words, that means that they see with 20/20 vision! 99.9% of patients have 20/40 vision post-procedure, which is the minimum needed to pass your driver’s test. Our rate of correction for patients is far below the national average for enhancement, which is 10%.

Ours is below 1%! Anyone considering LASIK, ZEISS SMILE, the EVO ICL, or other laser eye surgeries in San Francisco and the surrounding area can feel confident in these superior results.

Advanced ZEISS SMILE and LASIK Technology in San Francisco

At IQ Laser Vision, it is our privilege to offer our patients the ZEISS SMILE procedure. With ZEISS SMILE, millions of patients worldwide have achieved visual freedom from their glasses and contact lenses.

Many patients prefer ZEISS SMILE because it’s a gentler and minimally invasive laser vision correction procedure with less risk for complications during recovery.

Not only does IQ Laser Vision offer our patients ZEISS SMILE, but we are also one of the only vision correction centers in the country using the GALILEI Dual Scheimpflug Analyzer and Arcscan.

The GALILEI Dual Scheimpflug Analyzer captures precise elevation data in the physical layout of your eyes with corneal topography. IQ Laser Vision is one of only two vision centers in the country to invest in and use this technology.

Arcscan creates an ultrasound of the eye without contact, while also using corneal topography to create an individual map of your cornea. Utilizing these tools on our San Francisco patients helps diagnose otherwise undetectable conditions in the cornea. These undetectable conditions may prevent potential patients from safely undergoing a laser vision correction procedure like LASIK or ZEISS SMILE.

Micro-LASIK is another state-of-the-art procedure we offer our San Francisco patients and the surrounding areas. Micro-LASIK is a topography-guided custom procedure that minimizes the incidence of halos and glare.

IQ Laser Vision is a pioneer of the All Laser Soft Touch Comfort Micro-LASIK technique practiced by ophthalmologists globally. All Laser Soft Touch Comfort Micro-LASIK technology creates a much thinner flap in the cornea. The flap created is significantly thinner than the one made during a conventional LASIK procedure that provides access to the stroma for treatment.

Another way that we prove our commitment to our patients is because we’re the first and only eye care center in California to upgrade to the 400 Hz Eye Tracker for the Nidek EC-5000 laser. These eye trackers ensure that even if our San Francisco patients move their eyes during their vision correction procedures, they can still achieve optimal results.

You’ll find that there are almost no ophthalmology centers in Northern California invested in this progressive tracking technology.

A Dedication to Safety and the Best that San Francisco Has to Offer

Dr. Lin is at the forefront of laser eye surgery technology, including ultra-thin flap LASIK and LASEK. The results speak for themselves when you choose an eyecare practice like IQ Laser Vision.  

For patients, this means you’re doing the things you love after ZEISS SMILE without thinking about if your vision will keep up while you’re going to hot yoga, gazing at the Golden Gate Bridge (everyone does it, even locals), or walking down the block to grab a coffee and see friends.

The best part is that you’re doing all this with the best vision of your life. It’s crisper, clearer, sharper, and far superior to anything you ever achieved wearing glasses or contact lenses.

Find out if ZEISS SMILE or another vision correction procedure in San Francisco may be right for you by scheduling your consultation at IQ Laser Vision, the #1 ZEISS SMILE and EVO ICL center in the country now!

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