Am I A Good Candidate?

See if laser vision correction is for you

If glasses or contacts seem to interfere with your enjoyment of daily life and activities, laser vision correction can help. Low, moderate and severe nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism may be corrected by one of the procedures. 

Also please understand that any surgery carries some risk. Laser vision correction is highly successful, but you should review all the information available before making a decision.

What to expect...

A free initial evaluation* is conducted by Dr. Manche, who specializes in laser vision correction procedures. This evaluation is necessary to determine if you are a suitable candidate for laser vision correction.

After the initial free evaluation, if you choose to proceed with treatment, your next visit will include testing specific to the procedure, such as corneal mapping measurements and a dilated exam. The charge for this visit is $370. This amount will be deducted from your treatment cost. The fee is payable at the time of service. Payment may be made by check or most major credit cards. Most insurance companies do not cover this procedure.

Whether you elect LASIK, PRK, or one of the other procedures, the entire process takes approximately two hours. During the procedure you will remain awake, made comfortable through the use of anesthetic eye drops. The actual time which is spent on the procedure is only a few minutes,and you can have someone drive you home almost immediately thereafter.

The level of improvement depends on many factors, including the severity of your condition. The overwhelming majority of persons who undergo laser vision correction will notice a distinct improvement. The majority of patients regain a level of clarity and sharpness that will negate the need for correctional devices such as glasses or contacts.


* Excludes patients who have undergone previous eye surgeries.

The Story of Stanford's Success Isn't Told By Us...

...but by our former patients.

"I was amazed at the results. After thirty-plus years of wearing glasses or contacts, my sight was suddenly better than I could ever remember. At first it seemed like it wasn't real."

"Dr. Manche is warm, personable, clear, and right there! No pretentious doctor attitude, which made me feel comfortable with him immediately—very important where my eyes are involved."

"As an ophthalmologist who performs LASIK surgery on a regular basis, I understand the importance of excellent visual acuity. I chose Dr. Manche to perform my LASIK surgery because of his experience, expertise and most importantly, his high ethical standard. I now enjoy 20/20 vision in both eyes without glasses or contact lenses."

"I trust Dr. Manche's judgement and skill and will recommend him to everyone I know interested in the procedure. P.S. I was a very tough patient! Not only am I a physician, but I'm married to an ophthalmologist!"

Contact Us

Please call the Stanford Eye Laser Center for more information or to schedule a free initial evaluation at (650) 498-7020.