Are you looking for a permanent way to correct your vision so that you no longer have to wear glasses or contact lenses?
LASIK (Laser in-situ Keratomileusis) can surgically correct your vision so that you see clearly without the use of corrective lenses.
Understanding Laser in-situ Keratomileusis
Laser in-situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) eye procedure is an extremely popular way to correct vision. It involves using a special laser to reshape the cornea in order to help light focus correctly on the macula and retina, which quickly improves visual acuity.
Benefits of LASIK
- Corrective lenses are not needed after procedure
- Low-risk, fast procedure
- Used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatisms, and presbyopia
- Vision correction is extremely fast
Good Candidates for LASIK
Individuals who are over the age of 18 and are nearsighted, farsighted, have an astigmatism, or who have presbyopia are all good candidates for LASIK eye procedure. In addition, the individual must not have had a significant change in their glasses or contacts prescription for the last year, and they have no signs of glaucoma or cataracts.
Prior to Your LASIK Procedure
Prior to your procedure, you will need an appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and so that Dr. Epstein can precisely map your corneas and develop a surgical vision correction prescription. If everything looks good, your eye procedure will be scheduled.
LASIK Eye Procedure with Dr. Epstein
LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomelusis) is a refractive surgical procedure designed to reshape the cornea to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. In LASIK, the operative eye is numbed with eye drops. Next, we use a highly accurate femtosecond laser (bladeless technique) to create a thin, hinged flap in the cornea. Then using a different device, called an excimer laser, thousands of tiny pulses sculpt the cornea without touching the corneal surface because the shaping takes place beneath the flap. After the excimer laser shaping has been completed, the corneal flap is fixed into normal position. The corneal flap initially remains in place due to the microscopic forces of the cells within the cornea. The initial stages of permanent healing start within hours.
A follow-up appointment will be scheduled within 24 to 48 hours after your eye procedure. This appointment is designed to make sure your eyes are healing correctly. Most individuals notice a dramatic improvement in their vision within 48 hours of the procedure, but it can take as long as two months for your vision to reach its maximum clarity.
We use the latest technology for LASIK!
The Center for Corrective Surgery is committed to providing the best and most up to date LASIK technology and because of this we have implemented the wavefront technology or the ability to actually perform customized LASIK, or simply custom LASIK.
Wavefront Technology definition
The VISXÂ® WavePrint™ system is both a diagnostic and treatment approach that allows the doctor to take very precise measurement of the patient's eyes.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Epstein to see if LASIK procedure would benefit you, give us a call today at (815) 363-2020.