Ten LIFE CHANGING minutes
Life without contacts or glasses would be a whole new life. But when you begin to think about LASIK surgery, there are so many questions. And not all providers are alike! That’s why understanding how to get the best possible results, in the safest possible way is so important.
What is LASIK?
LASIK is a surgical procedure intended to reduce a person’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses.
LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, using an excimer laser. A blade, called a Microkeratome, is used to cut a flap in the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye.
A hinge is left at one end of this flap. The flap is folded back revealing the stroma, the middle section of the cornea. Pulses from a computer-controlled laser vaporize a portion of the stroma and the flap is replaced.
Who qualifies for LASIK?
LASIK can treat a very broad range of nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness in people who are at least 18 years old, in good general health and have no eye diseases.
About Our Laser
Our experienced board-certified surgeon performs LASIK and PRK procedures with the technology of the VISX Star S4 excimer laser and the Zyoptic XP, which have proven to provide outstanding levels of patient safety and satisfaction.
Over 2 million eyes in the United States have been treated with VISX’s proven and reliable technology. Thousands of eye doctors and their staff have had laser vision correction themselves, and have trusted their eyes to the VISX Star S4 excimer laser.
The VISX Star S4 is FDA approved to treat myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
VISX invented the technology for laser vision correction more than 15 years ago and has continued to be the “gold standard” in the laser vision correction industry. Bottom line, VISX lasers are the most trusted.