“All Laser” LASIK


Q. I hear so much about Lasik but have hesitated because of the thought of a blade; is all laser Lasik truly done without any blades?

A. The Lasik procedure has progressed significantly since I started doing the procedure two decades ago. We can now perform Lasik using two types of lasers; one to fashion the flap, without the need for a blade, and the other to reshape the cornea to allow proper focusing. The entire procedure for both eyes now takes less than 15 minutes, is relatively comfortable, and vision is expected to improve rapidly so that you can return to work, driving, and other normal activities the next day. Our Swiss-made Ziemer laser is the key to uniformity and consistency in the flap, resulting in a more rapid return of vision to excellent levels without the crutch of glasses or contacts.

 

Q. I have astigmatism and short-sightedness; can the ‘all laser’ Lasik procedure help my vision?

A. Our technologically advanced laser systems can now handle a wide range of vision problems, including astigmatism, short-sightedness (myopia) and far-sightedness (hyperopia). Often, it can also make a difference to people over 40 who are frustrated by the need for glasses for close work. Lasik can help most, though not all circumstances, and the best way to know if you are a candidate for laser vision correction is to call our office for a consultation.

 

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