Vision problems can make daily tasks such as driving difficult or even unsafe. Fortunately, surgery can often provide permanent improvement.
Our highly trained team provides refractive surgery and more to help improve your health, vision, and quality of life.
Why should you visit our Del Mar or La Jolla, CA, office if you think you need surgery?
Choosing GW Eye Associates gives you access to the latest treatment options...
Although the idea of refractive surgery can be intimidating, most refractive surgeries can be completed in under 30 minutes. They are also performed as outpatient procedures, meaning you can go home on the same day as your treatment.
Why live with blurred vision or other symptoms when effective treatment is available?
We offer several types of advanced treatment...
Cataracts are a gradual clouding of the crystalline lens, which lays behind the pupil and focuses light onto the retina. The condition can be managed, but surgical replacement of the crystalline lens is the only permanent solution. We can use either traditional surgical techniques or laser techniques to remove the lens and replace it with an intraocular lens (IOL). Standard IOLs provide focus at one distance, and patients continue to wear glasses to achieve a broader range of focus. However, we also provide premium IOLs that can reduce or eliminate the need for corrective eyewear.
Your vision is important to us, and you can depend on our doctors to provide the safest, most effective care possible.
LASIK is used to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism, and in some cases, presbyopia, or age-related farsightedness. This procedure is virtually painless, and once the preparation is complete, the surgery itself takes less than 10 minutes to complete. During the procedure, a flap is created in the outer layer of the cornea (the dome-like front surface of the eye). The center layer of the cornea is then reshaped with a laser to correct refractive errors.
Photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, is also used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The PRK procedure predates LASIK, and while recovery typically takes longer, the results are virtually the same. Rather than creating a corneal flap, PRK involves removing the entire outer layer of the cornea so the laser can reshape the inner corneal layer. The epithelium regenerates over the course of several days following the procedure. We often recommend PRK for patients who do not qualify for LASIK.
The KAMRA™ Inlay is placed within the cornea of the non-dominant eye to correct presbyopia. The inlay itself is smaller and much thinner than a contact lens. This lens works in tandem with your dominant eye so that you can view objects up close and at a distance.
A pterygium, sometimes referred to as “surfer’s eye," is a growth that develops on the white part of the eye near the inner corner of the eyelids. However, it can eventually spread to the cornea and affect your vision. In most cases, pterygia are treated with steroidal eye drops, special contact lenses, and other treatments. If a pterygium does not go away with these treatments, we may recommend surgical removal. The procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete.
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At GW Eye Associates, Drs. Gordon C. Wong and Wildon C. Wong use state-of-the-art technology to provide LASIK, PRK, the KAMRA™ inlay, and cataract surgery. With a complete on-site lab and a high-tech office, we can ensure your refractive surgery is as safe and effective as possible. Our San Diego-based optometrists have years of experience dealing with a wide range of vision concerns. Whether you are due for a comprehensive eye exam or require an advanced refractive procedure, we have the tools to improve and protect your vision.