LASIK Surgery

When it comes to improving your vision, you have several options that range from reshaping the cornea through laser surgery to eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you desire to see the world around you more naturally without dependence on lenses, laser vision correction is an alternative that has proven successful for millions of people.

The excimer laser is a computer-driven ultraviolet beam of light that reshapes the surface of the cornea to improve the way light is focused (refracted) by the eye, thereby reducing or eliminating a variety or refractive errors. One of the most exciting procedures we perform is called LASIK. A thin layer of the cornea is folded back and then replaced after the laser treatment is completed. Healing is rapid with minimal discomfort. We were one of the first centers in the country to begin offering laser vision correction after it was approved by the FDA in 1995. The excimer laser is now routinely used around the world to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

We are now using one of the most advanced laser systems in our laser center. The VISX Star S2 produces a smooth reshaping of the cornea through the usage of a broad spot beam. Our staff will be glad to discuss whether laser vision correction is advisable for you and, if so, which laser would be best for you.

Other Refractive Surgery Procedures

CustomVue©

Using WaveScan®-based digital technology, the CustomVue system maps the detailed surface of your eye for a new level of laser precision and accuracy in laser surgery. Each patient’s vision is totally unique to their eyes. Learn more about CustomVue©

 

Photo-Refractive Keratecomy • PRK

Photo-Refractive Keratectomy, PRK, has proven to be extremely successful, with the vast majority of patients having visual results of 20/20 to 20/40. Learn more about PRK

 

Implantable Contact Lenses • ICL

An Implantable Contact Lens or ICL is like a contact lens that is inserted inside the eye, behind the iris and in front of the natural lens. The brief outpatient procedure takes only minutes and is sutureless because the incision is so small. Learn more about ICL

 

IntraLase©

The innovation brought with the IntraLase© femtosecond laser makes LASIK an all-laser process. In traditional LASIK, the corneal flap is made with a micro sized blade. IntraLase replaces the blade with a femtosecond laser. Learn more about IntraLase©