WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF CUSTOMIZED ‘BLADELESS’ LASIK AT LASERVUE?
Traditional ‘Standard’ LASIK corrects an average curvature over the eye. But research has shown that each eye has its own unique optical irregularities, just like a fingerprint. As such, ‘Personalized’ or ‘Custom’ LASIK allows us to reduce or eliminate these irregularities point by point, which results in a very smooth surface with a better vision. ‘Personalized LASIK’ often results in vision that is better than 20/20. In addition, its wide treatment area allows for a higher quality of night vision.
What Is LASIK?
THE LASIK PROCEDURE IS PERFORMED IN 2 STEPS:
(1) First a thin layer of cornea – the "flap" (about 2 hairs thick)— is lifted by a blade or a femtosecond laser, thus preserving the surface of the cornea (known as the epithelium). For this step, we prefer to use the "femtosecond" laser (Ziemer Z6 PLUS), as it is much more precise than “LASIK with a blade.”
(2) In the second step, the "flap" is lifted and the curvature of the exposed layer of the cornea is then re-shaped by the "excimer" laser in order to correct the existing refractive error.
IS LASIK SURGERY THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR ME?
Laservue has high standards when it comes to patient selection. Whether you’re a good candidate for LASIK or not depends on a variety of factors, including your refractive error, age, and overall health.
The only way to determine your candidacy is through a series of diagnostic tests performed during your pre-operative appointment. When you come in for a free, no-obligation consultation, we can determine if LASIK or another form of laser vision correction is right for you.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
The surgical procedure itself usually lasts for only around 5-7 minutes per eye.
WILL I FEEL PAIN DURING THE PROCEDURE?
No. Though some patients report feeling a mild discomfort, LASIK surgery is a relatively painless procedure. Local anesthetic drops are used to numb the cornea.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT CLEAR VISION?
Most people have 20/20 vision or better the very next day.
WHEN CAN I GO BACK TO WORK?
Most people go back to work as early as the next day. Please inquire with your eye care professional for more information regarding the requirements for your specific profession.
WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO DRIVE?
Most people can resume driving short distances the day after their LASIK procedure, so long as we have confirmed that you have suitable vision.
WHEN CAN I RESUME MY PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES?
Most activities can be resumed as early as the next day. Please inquire with your eye care professional in regard to specific activities.
IS THE CONSULTATION FREE, AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
We perform a variety of eye tests during your pre-operative consultation to determine what laser vision correction procedure is right for you. At Laservue, we are happy to offer pre-operative consultations free of charge. They usually last around 90 minutes.
Am I A Good Candidate?
The majority of people are excellent candidate for a laser vision correction procedure like LASIK surgery. To determine your candidacy, we consider a variety of factors.
The Main Factors To Consider Are:
- The general health of your eyes
- Absence of severe dry eye
- Adequate thickness of your cornea
- Absence of any sign of corneal irregularity or deformity
Laservue maintains very strict criteria for the selection of refractive surgery patients. A complete evaluation complemented by tight control of the criteria for candidacy have contributed to the excellent results attained by our refractive surgery patients. Book a free consultation to learn more.