Possible Flap Complications from LASIK Surgery

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08 09, 2014

Possible Flap Complications from LASIK Surgery

Whether you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, laser eye surgery can offer long-lasting vision correction to improve your overall quality of life. Namely, LASIK is considered a safe and effective treatment that allows a majority of patients to see clearlywithout corrective lenses after only one brief procedure. By creating a thin corneal flap along the eye’s surface and reshaping the underlying corneal tissue, LASIK gives patients permanently enhanced vision with few...Read More

Posted on September 8, 2014 By sitemanager in
10 08, 2014

Covering the Cost of LASIK with FSAs

Are you interested in bidding farewell to your glasses or contact lenses, but are also hesitant to undergo LASIK because it isn’t covered by your health insurance plan? Would you be more likely to pursue high-quality, custom LASIK if you could pay for it without having to owe money to your credit card company or other third-party lender? If so, the seasoned eye care professionals of North County Laser Eye Associates has a potentially ideal solution to recommend to you: a Flexible Spending Account, or...Read More

Posted on August 10, 2014 By sitemanager in
03 07, 2014

LASIK and the Risk of Post-surgical Infection

At North County Laser Eye Associates, your safety, comfort, and satisfaction are our foremost concerns. As a result, we go above and beyond accepted safety and sterilization protocols to ensure that your LASIK experience is positive, from the moment you step into our office to the moment that you wake up without glasses and see the alarm clock clearly for the first time.

Nevertheless, despite our dedication to ensuring your safety and our skilled eye surgeons insistence on using only the most...Read More

Posted on July 3, 2014 By sitemanager in
03 06, 2014

VISX Iris Registration Technology and Its Effects on LASIK Surgery

At North County Laser Eye Associates, we invest in the most advanced and effective technologies to ensure that we are able to produce LASIK results of the very highest standard. At our laser eye surgery center in Carlsbad, VISX Iris Registration is one of the most important pieces in the chain of technology that allows us to provide the safest, most comfortable, and most ultimately satisfying LASIK experience possible to our valued patients.

How Does VISX Iris Registration Work?

The iris of your eye...Read More

Posted on June 3, 2014 By sitemanager in
06 05, 2014

The Revolutionary IOLMaster: A Breakthrough in IOL Placement

Intraocular lenses, or IOLs, are among the most impressive technological advancements in the history of vision care, giving people who suffer from cataracts the opportunity not only to restore their vision, but to see more clearly – in some cases, without any need for glasses or contact lenses – than they have in years. However, a technology can only be as effective as the doctors using it. At North County Laser Eye Associates, our world-class laser eye surgery center in Carlsbad, the...Read More

Posted on May 6, 2014 By sitemanager in
08 04, 2014

Cataract Surgery with the VICTUS Femtosecond Laser Platform

For more than 150 years, the Bausch & Lomb brand has represented the absolute state of the art in quality eye care and vision restoration technology. While North County Laser Eye Associates hasn’t been around quite that long, our name is also synonymous with exceptional eye care and vision restoration. This is why we are extremely proud to introduce to our practice in Carlsbad the new Bausch & Lomb VICTUS femtosecond laser platform. Cataract surgery can now be performed with unrivaled...Read More

Posted on April 8, 2014 By sitemanager in
11 03, 2014

Safe, Effective Laser Cataract Surgery Using the LenSx System

At the laser eye surgery practice of Dr. Paul H. Chen, North County Laser Eye Associates, we have always been devoted to using the most advanced technologies and techniques to produce results of the highest standard for our valued patients. As part of this dedication to the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our patients, we are extremely pleased to be able to offer laser cataract surgery using the revolutionary LenSx system. At our eye care center in Carlsbad, LenSx surgery provides the most precise and...Read More

Posted on March 11, 2014 By sitemanager in
12 12, 2013


From its inception, LASIK has been one of the safest and most dependable surgeries in all of medicine. Over time, advancements in technology and techniques have made it possible to achieve superior outcomes with minimal risk of undesirable side effects.

Of course, this does not mean that LASIK is a risk-free procedure. Indeed, every surgery – laser eye surgery and otherwise – carries with it some degree of risk. During consultations with Dr. Chen at his office in San Diego, LASIK risks...Read More

Posted on December 12, 2013 By sitemanager in
21 10, 2013

LASIK Prices and Payment Options

When it comes to vision impairment, there is no treatment that is more convenient or effective than LASIK. At our Carlsbad laser eye surgery center, we see patients on a daily basis who want to know if LASIK surgery is right for them. Once a patient is established as a good candidate for LASIK the question that is usually asked next is what are the LASIK costs? followed by, will they fit into my budget? LASIK surgery involves advanced technology and expertise from eye surgeons and this is reflected in the...Read More

Posted on October 21, 2013 By sitemanager in
18 09, 2013

Vision in High Definition with Free-form Custom Glasses Lenses

What if achieving 20/20 vision simply isn’t good enough? With traditional progressive lenses, a patient can easily achieve 20/20 vision, but still experience glare, blurring, starburst effects, ghost images, or halos. Traditional progressive lenses are not designed for the unique needs of the individual patient, but instead designed to fit a few average prescription powers. As a result of this, many wearers of traditional progressive lenses experience issues with clarity, vibrancy, and glare. All of...Read More

Posted on September 18, 2013 By sitemanager in
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Here at North County Laser Eye Associates, we perform LASIK eye surgery and ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) for patients in Carlsbad and throughout San Diego. In addition to LASIK eye surgery and ASA, we offer treatment for cataracts and glaucoma. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact our Carlsbad office today.