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LASIK Eye Surgery

LASIK is the most common surgical procedure performed in the United States and is designed to eliminate your need for glasses or contact lenses for clear distance vision.  The entire procedure takes 15 minutes, and most patients can resume their normal activities (including driving) the next day.  Recent advances in technology have made laser vision correction easier, safer, and more effective than ever.  Restore Vision Centers is solely dedicated to refractive surgery, and we want you to be fully informed.  If you have any questions, we are here to help; please do not hesitate to contact us.

What is LASIK?

LASIK, which stands for Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, is the most popular form of laser eye surgery.  It is a two step process: first a flap is created on the front of the cornea, then a laser is used to gently reshape the cornea underneath the flap to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.The LASIK Process

Before the procedure starts, we will give you eye drops to numb the eyes, making the procedure relatively painless.  Restore Vision Centers offers several types of laser vision correction so that every patient can obtain personalized, optimal results.  Your doctor will guide you through the process and make recommendations as to which procedure is right for you.

 

 

 

Step 1: Creating the Flap

A Flap is Created on the Surface of the Cornea

 

There two ways to create a flap: 

MicrokeratomeVS-Icon IntraLase

 

Microkeratome

 

Microkeratome

Uses a Blade to Create the Flap

Back when LASIK was invented, the flap could only be created with a metal blade in a microkeratome.

The Only Advantage

Price

Price

It is less expensive than IntraLase

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IntraLase

100% Bladeless LASIK

The highly advanced procedure that only uses a laser to create the flap.

IntraLase delivers micron-level accuracy, giving your doctor more control during the procedure and the ability to tailor the size, shape, and depth of the corneal flap for each individual eye — these factors help contribute to a successful outcome.  It takes approximately 15-30 seconds per eye, and it the most sophisticated and accurate technology for corneal flap creation available today.

Some of the IntraLase Advantages

PreciseAccurate and Precise

Delivers micron-level accuracy

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Improves Safety

The flap seals down tighter, which makes it less likely to wrinkle or dislodge after the procedure

Reduces-Dry-EyeReduced Dry Eye

IntraLase creates a thinner flap, which conserves tissue and reduces post-operative dry eye

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Newer Technology

Now on the 4th Generation Laser

 

Step 2: The Correction

The Flap is Lifted and a Laser is Used to Reshape the Cornea

 

After your flap is created, there are two different technologies available to reshape your cornea: 

TraditionalVS-Icon CustomVue Wavefront

 

 Traditional

Traditional Treatment

Uses Your Prescription

The prescription is checked then entered into the laser.

The Only Advantage

Price

Price

It is less expensive than CustomVue Wavefront

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CustomVue Wavefront Guided

A Complete Measure of the Entire Visual System

A CustomVue Wavefront Guided Treatment is as unique to you as your fingerprint.  This method uses a complete scan of your entire visual system to guide your treatment, and is 25 times more accurate than a traditional treatment.  It is able to correct the smaller imperfections that glasses and contacts cannot, reducing night glares and halos.  Iris Registration is also used with this treatment, which identifies unique points in your eyes to accurately align your treatment.

The technology for Wavefront was originally developed by NASA for the Hubble Telescope, but was later applied to laser vision correction to make it even more accurate.

Some of the CustomVue Wavefront Guided Advantages

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Customized to You

It is as unique as your fingerprint

25x

More Accurate

It is 25 times more accurate than the Traditional Treatment

Iris Registration

Identifies Unique Points

Iris Registration finds unique points in your eyes to accurately
align your treatment

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High Definition

Corrects the smaller imperfections that a traditional treatment cannot

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iLASIK is the Combination of IntraLase and CustomVue WaveFront

It is considered the “Best of the Best” and is the most accurate and customized treatment available.

Your LASIK Guide

What happens before, during, and after laser vision correction?

PRK

PRK is an alternative solution for some patients.

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 We offer free, no obligations consultations so you to decide if laser vision correction is right for you.