LASIK is a procedure that can correct vision by reshaping the cornea for those who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism using the precision of excimer laser technology. LASIK is one of the most commonly performed elective procedures in the U.S. due to its accuracy, safety and quick recovery time with little to no downtime and discomfort. With LASIK, in the hands of a highly skilled surgeon, it takes only seconds to treat a lifetime of poor vision. Results are impressive, in fact, most of our patients see 20/20 or better and are able to resume most normal activities as soon as the next day!
At Valley Eye Associates, the LASIK technology that we use has been approved by the FDA to correct a wide range of prescriptions:
Nearsightedness: occurs when the cornea is too curved or the eye is too long. This causes light to focus in front of the retina, resulting in blurry distance vision.
Farsightedness: occurs when the cornea is too flat or the eye is too short. This causes light to focus at a point beyond the retina, resulting in blurry close vision and sometimes blurry distance vision as well.
Astigmatism: occurs when the cornea is shaped like a football (more curved in one direction than the other). This causes light to focus in more than one point on the retina, resulting in blurry and distorted vision.
With traditional LASIK, a metal blade (microkeratome) is used to create the first step of the LASIK procedure. At Valley Eye Associates, we do not use a metal blade – we use the advanced all-laser iLASIK procedure. It’s 100% all-laser, 100% blade-free and 100% personalized for your eyes for increased safety, greater precision and better outcomes.
Step 1: Using Wavefront-Optimized technology, the unique curvature and prescription of each patient’s eye is taken into consideration to improve the overall outcome while reducing glare and halos, especially at night.
Step 2: The safety and precision of our iFS laser is used to gently create a corneal flap. Our surgeons then fold this layer back to prepare the eye for the excimer laser. Your eyes are numbed with eye drops and you will be comfortable during this process.
Step 3: A cool laser beam is used to reshape the cornea and eliminate sources of vision distortion. The most advanced tracking technology and alignment systems available are used to ensure safety and accuracy throughout your treatment.
Step 4: The protective flap created in step 2 is gently placed back in its original position, and the cornea begins healing immediately.
Once your procedure is completed, which only takes a matter of minutes, you will be given additional eye drops. Your vision may be a bit blurry at first, so we ask that you have someone drive you home and that you relax for the remainder of the day. Recovery from iLASIK is amazingly fast – most patients will be able to resume normal activities, such as working, reading and driving – the very next day!
Call (800) 344-4443 or click here to schedule your FREE VIP iLASIK Consultation today… you’ve got nothing to lose, except of course, your glasses and contacts!