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LASIK Eye Surgery?What is LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK is an advanced, safe and effective type of laser vision correction that uses the measurements of your eye and highly accurate light energy to reshape the cornea, allowing it to bend light rays properly and improving your eyesight almost immediately to free you from wearing glasses and contacts. Schedule your LASIK eye surgery consultation today and start on the path to giving life to your eyes.
LASIK with the WaveLight® Refractive Suite
This state-of-the-art technology, produced by the #1 global leader in eye care and trusted by surgeons worldwide, offers you a broad range of customization options for your unique eyes. A one-of-a-kind system, the WaveLight® Refractive Suite, is one of the most advanced laser systems designed to deliver consistent and effective results based on your specific vision needs. More procedures are done on the WaveLight® Refractive Suite than combined other technologies. It is designed to deliver:
- Smooth treatments
- Great precision and accuracy
- Proven reliability
- Multiple treatment options
- Excellent outcomes
Your Laser Vision Correction at a Glance
The unique shape of your eye is measured.
The FS200 Femtosecond Laser uses these personalized measurements to create a flap specific to your eye—feel better comfort with a laser-cut flap compared to a manually-cut flap.
The EX500 Excimer Laser performs the procedure that reshapes your cornea. Ask your doctor how you can personalize your treatment to your unique profile.
In minutes, the procedure is over and the fast healing begins.
Wow Starts Now
Recovery is short—you can typically return to normal activities the next day.
How Long Does LASIK Take?
The WaveLight® Refractive Suite is the fastest LASIK platform in the US with an average treatment time of 45 seconds.
Frequently Asked Questions
Did it hurt?
“It was quick, easy and not much discomfort. My doctor prepared me for the procedure.”
How long did it take?
“It took about 10 minutes; that’s it and I was done. You don’t need to be afraid. It’s so worth it.”
Were you awake?
“Yes, but it was easy, painless and quick.” Your eye doctor will talk you through the procedure. If you are really nervous or concerned about being awake, you can ask for something to help put you at ease.
What if I can’t keep my eye open and stay still? What if I move my head?
Your eye doctor will help to ensure you are properly positioned for the treatment. Additionally, the laser is designed to track your eye throughout the procedure to provide you with good outcomes.
I’m afraid it won’t work or something will go wrong.
Like all surgical procedures, Laser Vision Correction carries risk. The most common risks of LASIK vision correction surgery with refractive lasers include dry eye syndrome; the possible need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery; visual symptoms including halos, glare, starbursts, and double vision; and loss of vision. The occurrence of these side effects is very low for appropriate candidates—a recent study showed that at three months, 87% of patients reported “no change or better” compared to their preoperative vision with glasses.¹ Most complications can be treated and resolved. Your eye doctor will talk to you about your unique circumstances and what you can expect.
I’m afraid it’ll wear off.
The surgical correction is permanent. It does not wear off. But it is important to realize that a person’s eye can still change, such as with aging. Your doctor can discuss this with you and advise whether Laser Vision Correction is suitable for your needs.