Refractive error is an everyday problem that interferes with the eye's ability to see clear and distinct images. It is traditionally corrected by wearing glasses or contact lenses. The two most common refractive procedures performed to correct refractive error are LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). With both procedures, the eximer laser is used to change the surface shape of the cornea to correct myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), and astigmatism. With LASIK, a flap is made and lifted prior to reshaping the cornea. PRK is performed as a surface treatment with no flap creation.
The latest technologies and most advanced techniques to be developed are available to the patients at Inland Eye Specialists - the first of these being Wavefront-optomized and Wavefront-guided Custom LASIK or PRK. During these procedures, a precise scan of your eye is performed to capture a detailed custom map of the refractive error of your eye. This map includes both lower-order aberrations as well as higher-order aberrations. This customized map is then used to guide the laser to create the most precise, individualized treatment of your own unique eye. Lower-order aberrations make up approximately 85% of the refractive error of your eye and include the degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The remainder of your refractive error may be made up of higher-order aberrations - which are visual distortions that can produce glare, halos, starbursts, difficulty seeing at night, and decreased contrast sensitivity. The Wavefront-optimized and Wavefront-guided technologies have the ability to custom-correct most, but not all higher-order aberrations in addition to the lower-order aberrations that are usually corrected with your glasses or contact lenses.
Another advance in treatment available to patients at IES during their custom treatment is iris registration technology. This technology is used as part of the VISX Star 4 CustomVue Eximer Laser System, which enables a highly advanced and sensitive eye tracking system that follows your eye position up to 4,000 times per second, redirecting laser pulses for precise placement within the treatment zone. This ensures the safest and most accurate treatment possible.
Lastly, we currently use the latest fifth-generation Intralase laser - the IFs - for all LASIK cases for flap creation in all-laser LASIK. This laser creates a bladeless flap in approximately 10 seconds, which is over twice as fast as any other previous generation Intralase lasers in use in Riverside and San Diego Counties. This exponentially increases patient safety and recovery time.
During your detailed consultation, you will be counseled on whether you are a good candidate for surgery - and which surgery - LASIK or PRK - is best and safest for you. You will have a comprehensive evaluation by the doctor who will actually be performing your surgery. Patients with certain conditions may not be good candidates for LASIK. These include patients with a history of corneal disease such as keratoconus, corneal dystrophy, corneal thinning, corneal scarring, viral infection of the cornea, or severe dry eye. Also, patients with a history of ocular inflammation or autoimmune disease may not be good candidates for refractive surgery. During your detailed exam, it will also be determined if you have any other ocular condition that may also interfere with overall vision quality - which would include cataract, glaucoma, or macular degeneration. Most importantly, it is imperative for you to make an informed and educated decision about this life-changing procedure, and every effort will be made to make sure you understand every aspect of the process and that all of your questions are answered.
Cataract patients now have an option for excellent near and far vision after cataract surgery! Previously, individuals suffering from cataracts had only a mono-focal lens implant option after surgery. New multifocal IOL technology can now decrease dependence on glasses after surgery and give you a much broader range of vision. If you are seeking IOL lens options in Temecula, consult one of our qualified and experienced Inland Eye Specialists' surgeons to help you see better!Cataract Surgery
We aim to help you with any cost issues that patients may have if you are considering LASIK eye surgery. If cost is something that has been holding you back from vision correction please contact us as soon as possible to set up a consultation. Inland Eye Specialists offers financing on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments with no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.Patient Financing
Find out if you are LASIK candidate. Take our LASIK self-evaluation test and you will be contacted by one of our LASIK coordinators to discuss your candidacy. If you meet the requirements of our test we will suggest an in person pre-operative eye exam.All-Laser LASIK
We offer over 4,000 high-quality frames to choose from and utilize the latest in lens technology. At Inland Eye Specialists, we also have a full-service optical lab on the premises, which allows us to fill your optical prescription quickly and accurately. We also dispense all types of contact lenses at competitive prices.Optical Shop