If you're tired of wearing glasses and contact lenses, consider LASIK eye surgery. The procedure is quick, safe, and incredibly effective.

LASIK has been popular for decades, but our doctors stay up to date with advancements in the field of vision correction to provide the best care.

At Los Angeles Vision Institute in Los Angeles, CA, we maximize patients' benefits with the IntraLase Laser for a 100% blade-free approach. Our ophthalmologists offer completely free consultations to interested LASIK patients. Request yours today.

What Is LASIK?


LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a laser vision correction procedure designed to address nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism—three of the most common refractive errors. Undergoing refractive surgery may sound intimidating, but the LASIK process is very quick and simple.

How Is It Performed?

One of our ophthalmologists will thoroughly apply numbing eye drops before beginning. They will form a small flap in the outer layer of the cornea, allowing access to the inner layer. They will then use a special laser to reshape the inner cornea so it can better focus light, thus correcting refractive errors. The flap will be put back into place and heal on its own—no need for stitches or sutures. The entire refractive surgery is typically completed in less than 15 minutes per eye.

The IntraLase Method Achieves Even Better Results

The specialty surgical center where Dr. Jonathan Macy and Dr. Alex Knezevic operate features a wavefront-guided excimer laser and the bladeless IntraLase system. The Intralase Laser is a revolutionary technology. It is quick, effective, and completely safe. In fact, it has been used on millions of eyes worldwide to successfully correct a variety of vision issues. 

Be sure to ask our doctors more about this incredible technology during your free consultation

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If you're tired of relying on glasses and contacts to see clearly, contact us today to see if you meet the conditions for a LASIK procedure. Dr. Jonathan Macy is a leader in eye health and teaches classes at USC and UCLA. He's also taught courses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Alexander Knezevic is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is committed to quality care and comfort. 

Request a free consultation at our Los Angeles, CA, ophthalmology office today to see if LASIK surgery is right for you. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Call: (310) 657-2777

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Dr. Macy, left, has been performing LASIK since 1996 and has handled roughly 1,000 cases.

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Eva Yelloz

Los Angeles, CA


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There isn't a time when my husband and I visited this practice where courtesy, efficiency and professionalism was not practiced ..Each visit left us leaving confident and assured that our eyes were taken care of to the fullest extent.

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Felix LaHaye

Los Angeles, CA


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Easily the best Ophthalmologist experience I’ve had in 30 years of vision problems. Dr Knezevic is attentive, incredibly diligent, and friendly. Would absolutely recommend.

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Conditions LASIK Can Correct

If your cornea is misshapen, too flat, or too steep, it can interfere with seeing things clearly at multiple distances. LASIK eye surgery can correct the following issues with your sight:


This condition occurs when the cornea is unevenly curved and causes your vision to become blurry at multiple distances. 



Nearsightedness or myopia refers to the inability to see far-away objects clearly.



Also known as hyperopia, people with this condition have trouble seeing objects that are closer to them. 

Is LASIK Right for You?

When reviewing your candidacy for LASIK eye surgery, our doctors will check for the following requirements:

  • 18 years or older
  • Healthy, thick corneas
  • No prescription changes in a year
  • Good eye health

During your free consultation, it is important to disclose your medical history, any current medical issues, and any medications you are taking. Glaucoma, dry eyes, and other conditions affecting your eyes should be controlled before your surgery in order to minimize the risk of complications. We will also need to rule out cataracts, a common cause of blurred vision. Our Los Angeles, CA, surgeons can perform a different vision correction surgery if you have cataracts

If you're not a candidate for a LASIK procedure, you may still qualify for a vision correction procedure. We will review all of your options during your appointment.

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Martha Mitiku

Los Angeles, CA


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I highly recommend Dr. Knezevic. He is kind and listened well to my concerns. He offered great advice to get me a speedy recovery.

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Dr Macy is the best. I am very greatful to Dr. Macy and hope he continues to work for many years to come as he is my, and my family's, physician of choice.

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What to Expect Immediately After LASIK 

After your surgery, our doctors will give you protective glasses to manage light sensitivity. To promote healing, you will have to keep your eyes closed as much as you can for the first few hours after leaving our office. This means you will have to arrange a ride to and from the surgical center on the day of your surgery. 

Blurred vision, light sensitivity, and dry eyes are all common yet mild side effects for the first 48 hours post-surgery. You should rest your eyes as much as possible for the first 24 hours after LASIK surgery. This includes refraining from activities like watching TV, using your phone or computer, and reading. We can provide lubricating eye drops to alleviate dry eye itchiness or discomfort.

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The Recovery Process 

During the healing process, follow these tips:

  • Do not rub your eyes
  • Do not get water in your eyes
  • Use eye drops to relieve discomfort
  • Take medication as prescribed
  • Avoid wearing contacts 
  • Avoid sun exposure

Although the effects of LASIK are noticeable early on, it can take several months to experience the full benefits of the laser eye surgery. Our doctors will schedule follow-up appointments to make sure your eyes are healing properly and that there are no complications. If you experience any sudden changes in vision clarity, contact our practice right away

LASIK Cost: We Accept Financing And Offer Free Touch-Ups Within One Year

LASIK surgery at our Los Angeles practice costs $2,200 per eye. Medical insurance does not typically contribute to the procedure since it is considered elective.

We feel strongly that the benefits of LASIK and eye surgery can greatly improve the quality of your life and outweigh any price tag. Los Angeles Vision Institute accepts CareCredit® financing, which can break up the cost of treatment into a series of affordable payments. 

Our doctors also offer free enhancements within the first year to refine your results and ensure you get the most out of your vision correction surgery.

Are you ready to take the first step towards better vision? Send our doctors an online message or call our Los Angeles office to set up your free LASIK consultation.

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Frequently Asked LASIK Questions Reach Out at Any Time for More Information

How successful is LASIK?

LASIK eye surgery is incredibly successful. According to a 25-year review of laser vision correction surgery published in the Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology, 99.5% of LASIK patients achieve 20/40 vision or better, and up to 95% achieve 20/20 or better. Surgery is safe, too. According to the American Refractive Surgery Council, LASIK has a complication rate of less than 1%. These are just a few examples. There have been more than 7,000 studies on the safety and efficacy of LASIK to date. 

Does LASIK hurt?

No, LASIK does not hurt. The eye drops we apply before refractive surgery are highly effective at numbing pain. Some patients tell us they experience a slight feeling of pressure during the procedure that may be a little strange, but not painful. It's more typical to experience mild discomfort during the healing process, but our eye doctors offer tips and support to make the process easily manageable.

My eye doctor told me I have presbyopia. Is LASIK right for me?

Unfortunately, no, LASIK is not meant to address presbyopia, but Los Angeles Vision Institute can likely help you achieve vision correction with an alternative treatment. Presbyopia is age-related farsightedness that results from a loss of flexibility in the eye's natural lens, not an error in the shape of the cornea. Depending on your degree of refractive error, we may be able to explore corneal inlays or PRK surgery as treatment options. We also offer a wide selection of glasses and contact lenses that can be customized to your unique needs.

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Los Angeles, CA


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Dr. K is an amazing eye doctor. He is kind, patient and of course highly intelligent. I have Sjogrens diseases which causes severe dry eye and he has given me amazing care, including returning emails which really helps with my schedule. Great doctor.

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Los Angeles, CA


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I am always able to get in if I have an emergency. Everyone there is helpful and friendly and the doctors are amazing. I have already shared their information with my daughter-in-law and a friend.

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Jonathan Isaac Macy, MD

Los Angeles Vision Institute

Dr. Jonathan Macy and Dr. Alexander Knezevic are considered leaders in laser cataract surgery and LASIK. With academic appointments at USC, UCLA, and Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Macy and Dr. Knezevic provide extensive expertise to patients in the greater Los Angeles, CA, area. Our affiliations with professional organizations include:

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • American Healthcare Professionals and Friends For Medicine in Israel

To schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologist, contact us online or call (310) 657-2777.

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