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.
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
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 is the most sophisticated and accurate technology for corneal flap creation available today.
Advantages of Bladeless IntraLase:
Accurate and Precise
Delivers micron-level accuracy.
The flap seals down tighter, which makes it less likely to wrinkle or dislodge after the procedure.
Reduced Dry Eye
IntraLase creates a thinner flap, which conserves tissue and reduces post-operative dry eye.
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:
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 the procedure more accurate.
The Advantages to a Wavefront Guided Treatment:
What is the best refractive surgery treatment available?
Your surgeon will determine which treatment is right for you!