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 and contact lenses with LASIK eye surgery.

To learn more about how LASIK can improve your vision, visit Drs. Gordon G. Wong and Wildon C. Wong for a consultation. We have offices in Del Mar and La Jolla, CA, to conveniently serve all of San Diego County.

What Is LASIK?


LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a type of refractive laser eye surgery designed to improve your vision. During the procedure, an eye doctor uses a special type of laser instrument to precisely reshape the cornea, which helps the eye's natural lens focus light on the retina. This correction makes it so clear, sharp vision is restored without the need for glasses or contacts.

Why Is LASIK So Popular?

It's estimated that as many as 15 million Americans have undergone LASIK eye surgery since it received official FDA approval about 25 years ago. What's made this corrective procedure a household name? Take a look:

Independence From Glasses and Contacts

Have you ever experienced the panic of misplacing your glasses or contacts case and not being able to effectively navigate the world around you? This isn't a concern after LASIK. The procedure makes it so you have clear vision you can rely on in any situation. Many patients are able to drastically reduce or even completely eliminate their dependence on contacts and glasses after LASIK.

Pain-Free Vision Correction

We understand that the prospect of undergoing eye surgery can be intimidating, but one of the best things about LASIK is that it's virtually pain-free. After the doctor administers anesthetic eye drops, the most you'll feel during the procedure is a slight feeling of pressure. Discomfort during recovery, like dry eye, can also be easily managed with special eye drops provided by the doctor.

Safe Surgery, Lasting Results

LASIK has been proven as a safe and highly effective procedure. According to the American Refractive Surgery Council, LASIK has a complication rate of less than 1%, and results are permanent for the vast majority of patients. Though rarely required, LASIK enhancement is a brief touch-up procedure that can bring a patient closer to their ideal results.

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 in San Diego. We're happy to serve patients from Carmel Valley and throughout the county. Contact us online or call

(858) 755-9465

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

Blade-Free LASIK
For a Superior Treatment Experience

Traditional LASIK techniques involve a surgical blade to reshape the cornea, but modern techniques exclusively use lasers. Most eye doctors now use modern techniques whenever possible. Bladeless LASIK is often more comfortable, more accurate, and has a quicker recovery period. It also comes with a reduced risk of post-surgical complications, like dry eyes.

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 one of our two office locations to learn if you are a candidate for the procedure. If you are, then we can recommend a trusted specialist in the area for your refractive surgery.


When you begin the laser vision correction, your surgeon will first make sure you are comfortable. They 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.

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.

Not Eligible For LASIK? Consider PRK As an Alternative

If you're not a candidate for the LASIK procedure, that doesn't rule out your candidacy for laser vision correction in general. There are a number of treatments to correct refractive errors, and PRK may be the one for you.

Both LASIK and PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, can address nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The main difference between the procedures is how the cornea is altered. During LASIK, a small flap is created in the outermost layer of the cornea to access the corneal tissue. During PRK, the outermost layer of the cornea is removed completely. This means that patients with thin corneas who would not qualify for LASIK can make great candidates for PRK. 

PRK recovery tends to be a bit longer than LASIK recovery, but it offers you the same long-term vision correction and independence from glasses and contacts that LASIK does. If you'd like to explore your candidacy for PRK, we're ready to hear from you. Contact Drs. Wildon and Gordon Wong via an online message, or call our offices in Del Mar and La Jolla, CA:

(858) 755-9465

"Dr. Wong is awesome!" Reviews From Our Happy 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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Alan Kowalczuk

Del Mar, CA

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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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Are There Risks Involved With 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 those recommended by Drs. Gordon and Wildon Wong helps to significantly reduce your risks.

3 Common LASIK Procedure Questions

Before you visit our eye care offices in La Jolla and Del Mar, CA, serving Carmel Valley and Greater San Diego, let's answer some often-asked 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 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.

"Two thumbs up from me!" Why Patients Trust Us With Their Vision


Stephanie Ruesch

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I was very happy with my experience at Wink optometry with Dr. Wong and would recommend this location. Two thumbs up from me!

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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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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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