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About LASIK Eye Surgery

Customized Wavefront treatment using the latest technology in Excimer ablations and Femtosecond flap creation. This is truly a"BLADELESS" procedure. Exact specifications translate into the safest most predictable outcomes ever achieved.

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Are you tired of the hassles of glasses and contact lenses or tired of not being able to read the alarm clock at night. Many people have struggled with refractive errors that can be treated with laser vision correction. Millions of people around the world have experienced excellent vision with LASIK eye surgery and other forms of laser vision correction. If you think LASIK could help you we encourage you to read through our laser vision correction section of this website. Laser vision correction is now in its second decade of helping patients reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Schedule a FREE LASIK consultation to learn how this can help you see better.

LASIK is for those who:

  • Want to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contacts
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Have had a stable eye prescription for at least one year
  • Have no health issues affecting their eyes
  • Have no signs of glaucoma or cataracts

Types of Laser Vision Correction

  • LASIK eye surgery
  • Bladeless LASIK
  • Wavefront Custom LASIK
  • PRK (Photo-Refractive Keratoplasty)

What happens in LASIK surgery?

Your eye is anesthetized with drops to ensure you do not feel the procedure. Two small marks which disappear in a few hours are placed on your cornea. A suction ring is placed on the eye to secure the eye and maintain pressure while a corneal flap is created. During LASIK, the femtosecond laser will be used to create a thin flap from the surface of the cornea. The flap is then lifted to expose the deeper layer of cornea to be treated. This corneal flap stays attached to the rest of the cornea on one side. If any abnormality is noted the procedure could be aborted and reattempted.The excimer laser is then positioned into place, and delivers a programmed number of pulses of ultraviolet light onto the newly exposed part of the cornea. Each pulse of the laser removes a microscopic layer of cornea.

Follow-Up after LASIK

The final outcome and speed of healing of the LASIK procedure is directly related to the care that is taken of the cornea after the procedure. It is very important to keep all postoperative appointments with your doctor. The recommended exam dates following LASIK are:

  • One Day
  • One Week
  • One Month
  • Three Months
  • One Year

Following LASIK surgery, patients usually experience a rapid recovery due to the fact that only a tiny portion of the eye is actually operated on. Most of our patients are able to drive themselves back to our facility the day following their surgery to meet with Dr. Sanderson for their follow-up appointment. Because of its efficiency and effectiveness, LASIK surgery is the most popular form of refractive surgery. It is estimated to account for 95% of the laser vision correction procedures that are performed today.

LASIK Research
How to select a LASIK surgeon? Questions to ask your LASIK surgeon.

  • How many LASIK procedures have you performed?
  • What is the difference between LASIK and PRK and what is best for me?
  • Should I choose a lens implant instead of LASIK
  • Where did you receive your LASIK training?
  • Are most of your LASIK eye surgery patients happy?
  • What certifications do you have related to LASIK?
  • Do you get continually updated with new LASIK technology?

Questions? Contact Us now!

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