Advanced Options in Laser Vision Correction


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Traditional LASIK

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) is used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This treatment uses an excimer laser to refine the shape of the cornea, helping patients to reduce or eliminate their need for glasses or contact lenses. Although we do not perform any variation of LASIK here in the office, our doctors will be happy to determine your candidacy for LASIK and refer you to our trusted local partner. We will also provide complete pre- and post-operative care to protect your vision and the results of your procedure. 


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Blade-free LASIK

Blade-free LASIK is almost exactly like traditional LASIK, but instead of creating a corneal flap with a blade, your doctor will use an advanced femtosecond laser. This laser creates the flap at the molecular level, creating tiny bubbles that divide the cells. This advanced technology allows your doctor to create a thinner flap, reducing the risk of infection and helping some borderline candidates qualify for surgery.


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Custom Wavefront LASIK

Wavefront technology allows your doctor to create a three-dimensional map of the surface of your eye. Just as no two fingerprints are the same, no person’s eyes are shaped exactly like another’s. This map allows your doctor to calibrate the laser to the precise dimensions of your eye. Thanks to custom wavefront LASIK, your doctor can offer a highly personalized and effective procedure. He can also correct more than 60 higher order vision aberrations, such as glares, halos, and blurred vision,


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PRK

Even if you are not a candidate for LASIK, you may still be able to receive laser vision correction. Because PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) does not involve the creation of a corneal flap, it is often a suitable procedure for patients with thin or irregularly shaped corneas, and for those who have had previous LASIK surgery. During this procedure, your doctor will remove a thin layer of your cornea. After this initial step, PRK is very similar to LASIK; your doctor will reshape your cornea using an excimer laser. 


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