|Am I a Candidate for Laser Surgery? |
Am I a Candidate for Laser Surgery?
It is critical that a potential laser vision correction candidate has obtained a stable prescription for at least one year.
We believe that there are many things you should consider before determining whether laser vision correction is right for you. Laser vision correction is a surgical procedure and should be approached in the same manner as any other surgery you may have; questions should b...Read More
|Choosing a Surgeon for LASIK |
Refractive surgery in general and LASIK in particular have received a lot of attention over the past several years, with more and more people electing to seek out more permanent ways to reduce their dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses
Two of the most difficult variables for potential LASIK candidates to evaluate when they are searching for the best place to have their surgery done are the "cost" of the procedure and the "skill" of the surgeon who will perform this intrica...Read More
|Different Types of LASIK Surgery |
Different Types of LASIK Surgery
A device called a wavefront analyzer measures the way light travels through your eye and compares it to the way light travels through an eye with perfect vision.
1. LASIK LASIK an acronym for Laser in-situ Keratomileusis (ker’’ah-to-mih-lu-sis) is currently the most common type of laser vision correction. It can correct nearsightedness farsightedness and astigmatism . Light is properly...Read More
|How does LASIK Work? |
Cool rays of light from the Excimer Laser reshapes the inner tissue of the cornea with up to .25 microns of accuracy. In order for light to focus more clearly on the retina the outer window of the eye and the cornea must be of the proper curvature.
After your eye has been numbed with "eye drop" anesthesia an eyelid speculum will be positioned to hold your eyelids open. The microkeratome is used to create a protective flap that is folded back.
Cool rays of light from the Excimer Laser ...Read More
|Intralase LASIK Surgery |
IntraLase makes it possible to operate on many patients who were not considered candidates due to their thin corneas. LASIK an acronym for Laser in-situ Keratomileusis (ker ah-to-mih-lu-sis) is currently the most common type of laser vision correction. It can correct nearsightedness farsightedness and astigmatism. During the LASIK procedure light is properly focused on the retina by permanently reshaping the central area of the cornea. The cornea is the transparent dome-like structure that...Read More
|Laser Surgery Expectations |
Laser Surgery Expectations What kind of results can I expect?
Although no one can promise patients "perfect" or 20/20 vision most laser patients no longer need glasses or contacts to drive play sports watch TV or participate in careers requiring excellent vision such as police and fire fighters. Even those who are severely nearsighted farsighted and astigmatic can be treated - and achieve outstanding results.
The goal of laser vision correction is to achieve the best visual result in the...Read More
|LASIK FAQs |
The time before the procedure will give you a chance to visit with your ophthalmologist and ask any last minute questions...
How long does the procedure take?
The actual laser procedure itself usually takes less than a minute per eye. It can take a little longer or a little less depending on the correction done. Including preparation time you can expect LASIK will take approximately 10-15 minutes per eye.
Your office visit on the day of the procedure should take about an h...Read More
|LASIK Surgery: Am I a Good Candidate? |
LASIK Surgery: Am I a Good Candidate?
Refractive surgery has made great strides during these last few years, both in the accuracy of its results and in its overall safety. It has become extremely popular with people who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism because it greatly reduces their dependence on their eyewear, either contact lenses or glasses. However, it is still surgery, and must be treated as such, not as if it is merely a cosmetic iss...Read More
|The Cost of Laser Surgery |
What might initially appear as a reasonably priced procedure might be quite expensive after the added costs. As with any important purchase cost is a major deciding factor. Before comparing final prices offered by different laser surgery centres it is important to understand what contributes to these costs and which services are or are not included in the quoted price.
Some prices include pre-operative consultations to determine if you are a candidate for laser surgery; others include ...Read More
|The Importance of Yearly Eye Exams (Post-Surgery) |
An annual eye examination should be performed as insurance for maintaining good vision and proper eye health. Follow-up care after laser vision correction is very important during the first year following surgery. In the small chance that a complication does occur if diagnosed early and treated quickly it is extremely rare to have any long-term negative effects. Post-operative exams at our clinic are scheduled on a routine basis to ensure the best possible visual outcome and that your eye...Read More