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Why Choose Us for LASIK?

Why Choose Us for LASIK?

We recognize you have a choice in San Diego for your LASIK surgery. We are committed to delivering the best possible care for you. Here are some of the many reasons to choose us for your LASIK surgery in San Diego.

  1. We treat you like family 
  2. We use the best technology for the best results 
  3. We are not a factory, every surgery is a work of art! 
  4. All Laser Intralase method increases safety - All Laser, No Razor
  5. Advanced Custom Treatments with Iris Registration, San Diego's own iDesign Custom Treatment with 5X the resolution of previous CustomVue treatments.
  6. Affordability, 0% Financing 
  7. Minimal Office Wait times - Your Convenience Not Ours! 
  8. Location, Location, Location 
  9. We specialize in  iLASIK and Custom PRK
  10. Your LASIK Surgeon and Doctors Do your Examination 
  11. No Marketing Gimmicks or Tiered Price Schemes 
  12. Convenient Office Times and Schedules 
  13. Inclusive treatment related to LASIK for 1 Year Including Enhancements - No additional charge for punctal plugs 
  14. Caring and Compassionate Surgeon 
  15. Dr. Pham is a skilled and perfectionist type of LASIK surgeon.



Why choose us for LASIK Surgery? 

1. We treat you like family

We would treat you like family. This guides us in everything we do. Every time a patient comes in for LASIK surgery we imagine that this person is a loved father, mother, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, or close friend. We let this guide us in how we treat people - with compassion, consideration, and respect. We also use this philosophy to guide which technology we choose for our patients - you would only want the best for your family! We want your visit and experience to be among the best you have ever had.

2. We use the best technology for the best results

our CustomVue LASIK can treat astigmatism, near-sightedness, and far-sightednessWe will never compromise on the LASIK technology we use. We believe you have only two eyes and deserve the best for them. In LASIK, technology is quickly advancing. We strive to be on the cutting edge. It is often tempting for LASIK surgeons to use cheaper technologies to increase their profits. It is more important for us that you do well after your LASIK surgery than our profit margins. We believe in using Advanced Custom LASIK with the Industry leader VISX Star 4 CustomVue System with Iris Registration. We also believe in the "All Laser LASIK" method with the Intralase laser for our LASIK patients in San Diego.

We have also upgraded to a revolutionary new Custom LASIK technology, iDesign. Learn more here.


3. We are not a factory, every surgery should be a work of art

Dr. Pham is a well experienced and skilled San Diego LASIK surgeon that believes that every surgery is a work of art. We treat every patient and every surgery as the only surgery of the day because it is the only surgery that you will go through as a patient. Many LASIK centers may have a factory mentality seeking to do as much as fast as possible. Ours is the opposite, we will never rush you or take any shortcuts during your LASIK surgery. Just because McDonald's serves the most hamburgers, it does not serve the best hamburgers!

4. All Laser Intralase Method - All Laser and No Razor

Intralase laser deviceThe development of the Intralase laser was a major surgical milestone in Laser vision correction. Instead of using a microkeratome (razor) for the creation of a flap, we are now able to use a laser to make the flap. This gives the LASIK surgeon incredible flexibility and accuracy in the creation of the flap. It also allows a thinner LASIK flap to be made and saves you more corneal tissue. This results in safer LASIK surgery, faster healing, and better results.



5. Advanced Custom Treatments with Iris Registration

an individual wavefront map of your eye, also called iris registrationYour eye is unique. In order to eliminate your eyes irregularities and aberrations, custom LASIK surgery makes an individual wavefront map of your eye. Think of this custom LASIK wavefront map as a "fingerprint" of your eye. The laser then treats all of the unique irregularities of your eye. Advanced custom LASIK also accounts for your eyes potential rotation during surgery. It registers your iris to compensate for any rotation during surgery. Advanced custom LASIK with iris registration is offered at the San Diego LASIK Institute.


6. Affordability - 0% Financing

LASIK should not be for just the rich and famous. It should be made for everyone. Through are financing programs, we have made LASIK affordable to over 94% of our patients. We offer different 0% financing, 0% down, and 0% plans to accommodate everyone. We also continually strive to have the lowest prices and best value for our technology.


7. Convenient Office Hours and Pleasant LASIK Cordinators

We will do everything in our power to make your visit as pleasant as possible. Nobody wants to spend all day in a doctor's office. We often have no office wait times due to our goal. However, if you ever have to wait more than 10 minutes we will make it up to you!


8. Location, Location, Location

small map showing the location of 2020 Camino Del Rio N Ste 808, San Diego, CA 92108We are conveniently located in the heart of mission valley and we are near all of the major freeways. We are located near the 8, 163, 805, 15, and 5 freeways. Whether you are coming from the East, West, South, or North we should be a short drive for you. We also offer convenient and flexible office hours to help you avoid traffic times.




9. We Specialize In Just Laser Vision Correction.

Vision correction includes includes LASIK and PRK. We decided to specialize in just LASIK so that we can commit fully to providing the best in laser vision correction. Our office is committed to just laser vision correction and this focus helps us to maintain our best effort and energy to doing just laser vision well. In a sense, we super specialize in it because we rather do a few things extremely well than a few things well. 


10. Our Team Is Detail Oriented

We take no shortcuts. We repeatedly examine and check your eyes. Your refractions are checked on up to three separate times prior to your surgery. We are not a factory and Dr. Pham believes that by checking the refraction himself, he increases the chance of a great result. In addition, more than one doctor checks things to make sure things are not missed.

11. No Marketing Gimmicks or Tiered Price Schemes

We do not do the bait and switch type of marketing. Some LASIK practices may offer "$299" LASIK. After you come and spend nearly 2 hours with them and go through an extensive dilated examination you may find many hidden fees that quickly increase the cost of the procedure. We are hoping to perform a life changing LASIK surgery for you and not sell you a used car. We are honest, upfront, and we never pressure you. Our job is to educate you so that you can make an informed decision about LASIK surgery. We do shop the competition and believe we have the lowest prices and best value for our technology.

12. A San Diego Based Surgeon 

Some surgeons who perform LASIK in San Diego do not live in San Diego. They may travel or fly to San Diego to do their surgery only. Dr. Pham lives in central San Diego and Dr. Pham is available 24 hours/7 days a week for you. He will never mind taking your calls or coming in after hours for you. He would rather you call him to let him know you are doing. 


13. All inclusive treatment related to LASIK for 1 Year Including Enhancements - FREE Punctal Plugs

person relaxing on vacation in a hammock

We want your LASIK surgery in San Diego, CA to be like an all inclusive resort vacation. Everything related to your LASIK surgery should be included in your initial fee. Your initial treatment fees contain all the costs for your treatment related to your LASIK for 1 year. This includes any enhancements you may need or punctal plugs. Some patients may get dry eyes after LASIK surgery. This tends to heal for most people by the third to six months. However, you may need punctal plugs which are devices that help maintain the moisture around your eyes during this period. Some practices can charge upwards of $250 for each punctal plug and up to $1000 for all 4 punctal plugs. We do not charge for punctal plugs after LASIK surgery and insert them for free. There are no hidden fees for punctal plugs.


14. A Caring and Compassionate Surgeon

portrait of Dr. Pham

You will never be rushed during your examination or surgery. We realize that it can be scary for you to think about eye surgery or LASIK eye surgery. We take every effort to make the process as smooth and painless as possible. In fact, the number one complaint Dr. Pham's LASIK patients have had is that they had wish they have had LASIK surgery in San Diego sooner!


15. Dr. Pham is a skilled and perfectionist type of LASIK surgeon.

Dr. Pham is the type of LASIK surgeon that believes in checking three times and only performing surgery once. He will often double and triple check tests and measurements. He wants your outcome to be as perfect as possible and for you to achieve your personal best vision. His life goal is to improve quality of life by improving vision. 


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