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LASIK Eye Surgery

Refractive errors can make reading, driving, and other tasks difficult or impossible without glasses or contacts.

Wink Optometry & Eyewear has helped many patients achieve clear vision and freedom from glasses with LASIK eye surgery.

To learn more about LASIK, visit Drs. Gordon G. Wong and Wildon C. Wong at our practice in the Del Mar, CA, area.

Ready to See Clearly Again? Call for a LASIK Consultation

What Is LASIK?


LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a type of refractive laser eye surgery designed to improve your vision.

What Types of Vision Imperfections Can LASIK Correct?


Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia, is able to be improved using refractive eye surgery.


Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, can also be corrected using laser eye surgery.


Astigmatism is a curve in your lens or cornea impacting your vision. LASIK may fix it, depending on the degree.

Find Freedom From Glasses and Contact Lenses With Laser Vision Correction

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Among the many benefits of LASIK is the reduced need for glasses and contact lenses. Glasses can break or get lost, while contact lenses can be uncomfortable for some patients. LASIK can significantly reduce or even eliminate your need for corrective eyewear.

Before you visit our offices in La Jolla and Del Mar, CA, let's answer some often-asked questions.

3 Common LASIK Procedure Questions

How Long Does LASIK Eye Surgery and Recovery Take?

LASIK surgery for both eyes can be completed in 20 minutes. It's an outpatient surgery, so a friend or family member will need to drive you home from our San Diego-area offices after the procedure. Recovery can take two to three months, but you'll likely see improvement in your vision within a day. Your vision may take a year to fully stabilize.

What Results Can I Expect?

After refractive surgery, patients can experience 20/40 vision or better. These results can remain stable for a decade or longer. If you ever need correction in the years to come, you may be able to consider additional LASIK surgery enhancement.

Is LASIK Surgery Covered by Insurance?

Refractive surgery is usually not covered by insurance. However, the surgery can save you significantly over the years, since you won't have to continually pay for new contact lenses, glasses, or both. Not to mention, the convenience of clear daily vision is utterly priceless.

Choose a Practice That Offers Options

One of the many vision improvement options we offer is LASIK. LASIK, also known as laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, can completely transform your life. Not only is it more convenient, but it can also save you money on glasses and contacts.

If you want to learn more about the exciting possibilities of LASIK, Drs. Gordon and Wildon Wong can guide you through your options.

Even if we determine you are not a candidate for the procedure, we can give you an eye exam to update your prescription. Patients can choose from our premium and designer glasses and our high-quality contact lenses.

Our two convenient offices in La Jolla and Del Mar are centrally located near San Diego. Contact us or call

(858) 755-9465

You're one step closer to clearer vision. Visit Wink Optometry & Eyewear located in La Jolla and Del Mar, CA, near San Diego, to find out about your vision correction options.

The LASIK Procedure

LASIK uses a laser to safely correct astigmatism, myopia, and hyperopia.
LASIK uses a laser to safely correct astigmatism, myopia, and hyperopia.


Visit us at our two practices in the San Diego and Del Mar area to learn if you are a candidate for the procedure. If you are, then we can schedule your refractive surgery.


When you return for your laser vision correction, we will first make sure you are comfortable. Your doctor will numb your eye with a mild anesthetic, allowing you to remain awake without pain during the surgery.


Next, your doctor will create a flap in the cornea using a surgical blade or laser. This allows them to access the corneal tissue, which will be reshaped using a highly specialized laser.


Once the corneal tissue is properly reshaped with the laser, the flap is put back in place where it will heal on its own, without the need for sutures or bandages. You can recover at home, once a trusted person drives you back.

Take a Closer Look at LASIK

With the aid of a guide, a circular flap is created in the surface of the cornea. An ergonomic opthalmology speculum holds the eye open with minimal discomfort. A specialize laser reshapes the cornea.
During LASIK eye surgery, your doctor will expertly reshape your cornea with a precise laser, eliminating refractive errors and improving your vision.

"This is my go-to place" Why Del Mar, CA, Patients Trust Us With Their Vision


Alan Kowalczuk


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Great place for thorough eye exams Mallory is outstanding, very professional and hospitable She exceeded my expectations Also kudos to Dr Wong extremely knowledgeable and very thorough I have to say this is my go to place five stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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Allison Stevens


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I had a minor eye emergency a few weeks ago and popped in to Wink since it is near my work. The staff was great and fit me in on short notice. Dr. Wong made me feel very comfortable and explained each step of what he was doing thoroughly. I really appreciate knowing that this great team is here when I need them and I plan to continue to use them for any future eye care needs.

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Before you can book your laser vision correction consultation, it will help to know if you're a potential candidate.

Why Am I Unable to Undergo LASIK During Pregnancy?

If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the near future, you will likely have to postpone your LASIK surgery.

Pregnancy can cause temporary changes in your vision. That means if your optometrist corrects your eyesight during pregnancy, they may end up accidentally over-correcting or under-correcting your vision.

Before your laser eye surgery, your eye doctor will take precautions to ensure that you are a good candidate.

If you are at risk for any complications, then they will inform you why. We will not endanger you or your vision with procedures that could be harmful or unnecessary.

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"Dr. Wong is awesome!" Reviews From Our Happy Del Mar, CA, Patients


Jessica Kostoff


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Dr. Wong is awesome! I had lasik done 6 years ago and he was my pre/post op doctor. My vision is better than 20/20 now. Highly recommend him.

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Laurent Benchimol


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Really great experience!

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The Risks of LASIK

Although LASIK is one of the safest vision correction procedures, it is not risk-free. As with any surgery, there is a small chance of infection. With LASIK, there is also a risk of over- or under-correction. Wrinkles in the corneal flap can also occur, and it is possible that foreign objects can become trapped under the flap before it heals. Having LASIK performed by a skilled doctor like Drs. Gordon and Wildon Wong helps to significantly reduce your risks.

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Wink Optometry & Eyewear

At Wink Optometry & Eyewear, we offer a wide range of services. Our optometrists, Drs. Gordon G. Wong and Wildon C. Wong, have over 45 years of combined experience. They also belong to several respected organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Optometric Association

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call us at (858) 755-9465 today.

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