Lasik

Lasik

Lasik is the most technologically advanced procedure used to reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses. After the eye is anesthetized with numbing drops and the corneal cap is folded back, this short refractive procedure uses the precise Excimer laser to remove an exact amount of corneal tissue, reshaping the cornea. Since the original Excimer laser was released, there have been multiple upgrades that have improved safety.


1. Bladeless Surgery - This technique uses the Intralase Laser to make the lasik flap, allowing for the formation of a smooth treatment bed without the risk of a keratome-blade flap.


Lasik

2. Wave Front - After the flap has been produced by the Intralase Laser, latest generation Visx Laser is used to reshape the eye, correcting the vision. Wave Front allows a personalized, custom treatment that corrects 25 times more precisely than the standard measurements for glasses or contacts.


3. Trackers - The latest Visx Laser has an extremely quick tracking device that adjusts with any movement of the patient's eye.


Technology is very important but does not replace the skill and expertise of the surgeon. It is essential to meet with your surgeon for a complete examination and to discuss your visual needs. We personally examine each patient and discuss treatment options before surgery. All patients are seen post-operatively to ensure the highest quality care is received.