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SMILE: Why Residents of San Francisco Should Consider IQ Laser Vision for Laser Vision Correction
Since many of our new patients come from happy former clients or medical professionals, it’s likely that people who live in San Francisco and the surrounding area have a friend or loved one who has had their poor eyesight corrected at IQ Laser Vision. We are proud to offer the most up to date laser-assisted eye correction surgery options in the field, including the Zeiss ReLEx SMILE procedure. SMILE, short for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, is a quick procedure, done in only a few minutes, and is the least invasive laser eye surgery option, with many patients resuming everyday activities within just a day or two post-procedure. This advanced eye correction technology has already provided many patients in San Francisco with the freedom from wearing glasses or contact lenses.
At IQ Laser Vision, an excellent patient experience is as important to us as a successful procedure. Here are some highlights potential clients can expect from IQ Laser Vision’s practice that will show our commitment to our patients. Not all laser eye centers are the same in San Francisco and the surrounding area.
Caring and Knowledgeable LASIK and SMILE Surgeons
IQ Laser Vision’s lead medical director, Robert T. Lin, M.D., originally founded IQ Laser Vision in 1999, giving him over two decades of experience in the eye care field. He is a graduate and Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA School of Medicine (Jules Stein Eye Institute) and he is a board-certified ophthalmologist by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Lin 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 surgery 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 and over 150,000 procedures in the Northern and Southern California area. These experienced and caring surgeons and eye care professionals are eager to give you an excellent laser vision correction experience.
At IQ Laser vision, over 99% of patients experience uncorrected vision within 1 line of the best correctable vision, which is 20/20 for most people. 99.9% of patients experience 20/40 vision and post-procedure (minimum to pass a driver’s test). While the national average for enhancement rate is 10%, IQ Laser Vision’s is below 1%. Anyone considering LASIK, SMILE or other laser eye surgeries in San Francisco and the surrounding area can feel confident in these superior results.
Advanced SMILE and LASIK Technology
At IQ Laser, we are pleased to offer the Zeiss ReLEx SMILE procedure. This advanced laser-assisted vision correction surgery has already helped millions of patients globally say goodbye to glasses and contacts forever. This newer procedure is considered a more gentle option and carries a smaller-risk for post-surgical complications.
IQ Laser Visions is one of the few centers to use the GALILEI Dual Scheimpflug Analyzer and NIDEK Magellan Mapper for the diagnosis of otherwise undetectable conditions in the cornea that may prevent potential patients in San Francisco and the surrounding area from safely undergoing laser-assisted eye surgery.
We are proud to offer those living in San Francisco and the surrounding area Topography-Guided Custom Micro-LASIK®, which decreases halos and glare. IQ Laser Vision also offers the All Laser Micro-LASIK® technology which creates an ultra-thin corneal flap, much thinner than the corneal flap created during conventional LASIK procedures that creates access to the stroma for treatment.
IQ Laser Vision is the first and only eye center in the state to upgrade to the 400 Hz Eye Tracker for the Nidek EC-5000 laser. These eye trackers make sure that if any patients in the San Francisco area have eye movement during their procedure, the results will still be excellent. Very few eye centers in Southern California have invested in this advanced eye tracker technology and all of our lasers are serviced by the manufacturers, not third parties, to keep results consistent.
Dr. Lin is a pioneer in laser eye surgery technology, including ultra-thin flap LASIK and LASEK. The upside of these peer-reviewed, tissue-conserving procedures is that they result in less dry eyes, less corneal weakness, and more options for laser-assisted treatment. The Micro-LASIK(R) procedure, as well as the ReLEx SMILE procedure, offers more patients in the area of San Francisco and surrounding cities greater options for safe laser-assisted eye surgery.
A Multitude of Corrective Eye Surgery Options
Dr. Robert T. Lin and his team of skilled eye surgeons are experienced in many different corrective eye surgery techniques. They are also trained in helping patients in the San Francisco area determine the best refractive procedure for them be it LASIK, LASEK, Micro-Lasik®, LRI, Visian ICL, ReLEx SMILE, Cataract and Premium IOL, NearVision Conductive Keratoplasty (CK), Intacs, and Pterygium Eye Surgery.
At IQ Laser Vision, we believe in providing patients in San Francisco and the surrounding area with a caring, patient-focused experience. We want to provide the best care possible to as many people as possible and offer services in many languages including Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Potential patients can schedule a free consultation to determine the best corrective eye surgery options for their specific vision needs.
LASIK Assurance Commitment Program
We offer a LASIK Assurance Commitment Program to patients in San Francisco and the surrounding areas.
Cost Effective Surgery Options
IQ Laser Vision offers potential patients in the area of San Francisco similar or even better results than centers that charge up to $8,000 or more. Our fees vary depending on a patient's current vision issues and the type of procedure performed. We offer payment plans that can be as low as $4 per day and interest-free financing are also available for around $199 a month.
We offer flexible operating hours to potential patients in San Francisco and the surrounding areas, with weekday and weekend appointments available in 11 convenient locations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside County, Chino Hills, and the San Jose Area. Our caring staff and experienced surgeons are waiting to answer your questions! Call us toll-free at 877- IQ-CENTER (877-472-3683).