San Diego Eye & Laser Center
San Diego LASIK Eye Surgery & Cataract Surgery
San Diego Eye & Laser Center, an NVISION eye clinic, is a single practice location that is part of the Sharps outpatient building in San Diego. The practice offers a range of options for lenses such as multifocal, accommodating and toric implants. Dr. Simons is experienced in assessing whether the LASIK procedure is most appropriate for the patient — based upon the individual’s eyes, range of correction and lifestyle needs.
We understand that every patient is unique, and your vision needs are personal. That’s why we take a personalized approach to your eye care journey, ensuring that you receive the individualized attention and care you deserve. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we take great pride in helping our patients achieve their vision goals.
When you’re ready to make a decision about cataract surgery, LASIK eye surgery or another eye procedure, choose the team that is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional experience and life-changing results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward clearer vision and a brighter future.
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San Diego Vision Correction Procedures
Today's life-changing procedures make it possible to improve your vision to 20/20—or better.
Cataract surgery is a very common and medically necessary procedure to remove and replace the eye’s natural lens when the vision has been clouded by a cataract. We offer laser-assisted cataract surgery and lifestyle lenses as options for our patients.
Contoura® Vision LASIK
Contoura® Vision LASIK?
Contoura® Vision LASIK is an advanced form of LASIK eye surgery that utilizes topography-guided technology to tailor the laser treatment to the unique characteristics of an individual’s cornea. This technology aims to provide a more personalized and precise correction of refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Contoura® Vision creates a highly precise and accurate map of a patient’s eyes measuring up to 22,000 unique elevation points on each eye.
Key features of Contoura® Vision LASIK include:
1. Topography-Guided Treatment:
– Contoura® Vision LASIK utilizes detailed corneal mapping or corneal topography to create a highly customized treatment plan. This map captures thousands of data points on the cornea, allowing for a more precise analysis of its shape and irregularities.
2. Personalized Correction:
– The topography-guided technology enables the laser to precisely reshape the cornea based on the unique imperfections detected in the corneal map. This personalized approach aims to address higher-order aberrations, improving not only traditional refractive errors but also the overall quality of vision.
3. Reduced Glare and Halos:
– Contoura® Vision LASIK is designed to reduce the occurrence of visual disturbances such as glare and halos, which can be associated with certain refractive errors. The customized treatment may result in improved night vision and reduced sensitivity to light.
4. Potential for Better Visual Outcomes:
– The goal of Contoura® Vision LASIK is to achieve superior visual outcomes by optimizing the correction based on the individual characteristics of the patient’s cornea.
It’s important to note that the availability of Contoura® Vision LASIK may vary, and not all LASIK centers offer this specific technology. If you are considering LASIK surgery and are interested in Contoura® Vision LASIK, it’s recommended to consult with an experienced refractive surgeon or LASIK eye doctor who can assess your candidacy and discuss the available options for personalized laser vision correction.
PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
What is PRK Surgery?
PRK Surgery (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is a type of laser eye surgery that is used to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. PRK is an alternative to LASIK eye surgery and is particularly suitable for individuals who may not be candidates for LASIK due to certain corneal characteristics.
Overview of the PRK surgery process:
- Corneal Epithelium Removal:
- In PRK, the surgeon begins by removing the thin outer layer of the cornea called the epithelium. This can be done using an alcohol solution, a special brush, or a laser.
- Laser Reshaping of the Cornea:
- Once the epithelium is removed, a laser is used to precisely reshape the cornea. The laser ablates or removes microscopic amounts of corneal tissue based on the patient’s refractive error. The goal is to correct the curvature of the cornea and improve the focus of light on the retina.
- Healing Process:
- Unlike LASIK, where a corneal flap is created, PRK does not involve creating a flap. Instead, the corneal surface is allowed to regenerate naturally. The healing process involves the growth of new epithelial cells over the treated area.
- Post-operative Care:
- Following PRK surgery, patients are given medicated eye drops to aid in the healing process and prevent infection. Recovery may take a bit longer compared to LASIK, and patients may experience temporary discomfort during the initial days.
Key considerations for PRK surgery include:
- Corneal Thickness: PRK may be a suitable option for individuals with thinner corneas who may not be ideal candidates for LASIK.
- Occupational Considerations: PRK may be recommended for individuals with occupations or lifestyles that carry a risk of corneal injury, as it eliminates the creation of a corneal flap.
- Healing Time: The initial visual recovery may take longer with PRK compared to LASIK. Patients typically experience optimal vision several weeks after the procedure.
PRK is a well-established and effective procedure for vision correction, and its suitability depends on individual factors. It’s important to consult with an experienced refractive surgeon or eye care professional to determine the most appropriate laser eye surgery option based on your eye health and lifestyle.
Lifestyle lenses are a premium lens option that offers a more functional range of vision, and are designed to reduce the need for distance and reading glasses.
We offer the latest and most advanced lifestyle lens on the market.
Monovision lasik can treat presbyopia. One eye would remain slightly nearsighted while correcting your other eye for distance vision. With both eyes open, you’ll experience clear and comfortable vision both near and far.
We Accept Insurance
At NVISION Eye Centers, we work with many insurance companies to provide the best service possible for each of our patients. Below you will find a list of our current providers for this location. Please call us if you do not see your specific provider, as NVISION frequently adds new insurance companies and offers many out of network options.
- United Health Care
- Acclaim Risk Management
- Aetna: / Medicare PPO / POS / Student Health
- Anthem BC
- ARGO Insurance Group
- Association & Society Insurance
- Assurant Health
- Blue Shield: / Covered CA / Federal / PPO / Promise medical
- Cigna Medicare
- Cigna PPO
- Community Health Care
- Coventry Health
- Desert Secure Medicare Advantage
- ESIS: work comp
- EyeMed Vision
- Health Partners (Cigna)
- Healthnet FFSMedical
- HealthPlus PPO
- Liberty HealthShare
- Meritan Health
- Molina Health Supplement
- National Elevator Health Plan
- Nippon Insurance
- Oxford health
- Pacific Comp
- Providence Health Plan
- SCMG Aetna / Blue Cross / Blue Shield
- SCMG Cigna / Healthnet / Secure Horizon / United Healthcare
- Sharp Health Plan
Surgeons at San Diego Eye & Laser Center
Shiloh Simons, D.O. is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and refractive surgery. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA, and completed his ophthalmology training in the Chicago Ophthalmology Consortium at Midwestern University in Olympia Fields, Illinois.
Dr. Courtney Cape
Dr. Courtney Cape, a San Diego native, holds a Doctorate of Optometry from UC Berkeley, specializing in educating patients and treating ocular diseases with experience in diverse settings, including low-income health clinics, and a VA residency focusing on assessing diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration, fitting specialty contact lenses, and providing low vision care, and she is an active member of professional optometric associations while enjoying family time, reading, church involvement, and the beauty of San Diego.
Dr. Ananya Jalsingh, OD, is a longtime resident of San Diego, and believes in the importance of establishing a long-term relationship with patients and providing our community with quality healthcare. While in school for her doctorate, Dr. Jalsingh completed many externships focusing on ocular disease, low vision management and co-management with peri-operative surgical procedures. Her education also consisted of a post-graduate clinical fellowship in Anterior Segment Eye Disease, and she has since been practicing full-scope optometry in multiple private practice settings. Outside or work, Dr. Jalsingh is passionately dedicated to community service work and active in global initiatives to bring essential and transformative eye care to underserved, uninsured populations. Along with volunteering regularly at the Lions Optometric Vision Clinic, her more recent international mission included traveling to the remote villages of Fiji.
At NVISION® Eye Centers, we provide life-changing results, an exceptional experience, and a lifetime commitment to your LASIK vision correction.
- Industry-leading surgeons and vision outcomes with more than 2 million successful procedures
- The most advanced laser and diagnostic technology available
- Financing available – no down payment, zero or low interest, low monthly payments
- Free LASIK consultations
- Use your FSA/HSA balance toward LASIK before it expires in December
Location Information – San Diego eye clinic
San Diego Eye & Laser Center, an NVISION eye clinic
2773, 3075 Health Center Dr #403, San Diego, CA 92123