Our Services LASIK
The Visual Freedom You Want
The Safety & Expertise You Need
The Convenient & Comfortable Procedure You Deserve
How is LASIK performed?
At Ophthalmology LTD your LASIK procedure begins with your surgeon creating a tiny precise flap on the surface of the cornea using a laser. They then use the high-energy microsecond pulses of an excimer laser to remove microscopic layers of tissue beneath the flap to improve the curvature of the cornea. Once the treatment is completed, the flap is returned to its normal position and begins the rapid healing process. No stitches are necessary because the two layers of the cornea adhere naturally to each other. The entire procedure generally takes less than 20 minutes. Many patients notice an immediate improvement in their vision.
What types of vision problems can be corrected with LASIK?
LASIK is designed to reshape the cornea to improve visual focus for those with...
The Latest LASIK Laser Vision Correction Technology
Ophthalmology LTD is thrilled to bring the most advanced laser system, the WaveLight® Refractive Suite.
With this laser system, our surgeons provide custom, all-laser LASIK procedures designed to correct microscopic visual imperfections and deliver:
- Clearer, crisper vision (generally includes improved night vision)
- More or complete freedom from glasses
- Rapid visual recovery (most patients see improvement immediately)
The WaveLight® Refractive Suite brings together two powerful lasers-FS200 femtosecond laser and the EX500 excimer laser-in one combined system designed for speed, accuracy, and superb patient outcomes.
The FS200 is the fastest femtosecond laser available in the U.S., while the EX500 laser operates at 500 Hz to provide fast, accurate, and precise refractive laser treatments. Thanks to the WaveLight® Refractive Suite's innovative swivel bed design, our eye surgeons use these two lasers in quick succession, preparing the cornea in approximately 6 seconds before administer laser correction at approximately 1.4 second per diopter. This means that patients receive highly precise and reliable laser procedures in a short amount of time, which not only provides crisper, clearer vision but also reduces the potential for post-operative dry eye or night glare.
The acquisition of this technology allows Ophthalmology LTD to maintain our commitment to offer patients the safest and most effective vision correction procedures available anywhere.
Introduction to LASIK
What is LASIK
If you are a candidate for LASIK, our team will provide you with pre-surgery instructions. In addition to these, it is our policy that patients remove false eyelashes or eyelash extensions completely 2 weeks before their LASIK procedure. Patients may resume wearing them two weeks after surgery.
You will be taken into the laser vision correction suite, where your surgeon will begin by using a computer-guided laser to prepare the surface of your cornea. You will then be instructed to focus on a blinking green light. Using a laser programmed to recognize your eye shape, your surgeon will reshape the cornea with microsecond pulses to achieve optimum visual clarity. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes, with the healing process beginning immediately after and occurring rapidly.
After the procedure you will go home to rest and use your eye drops. Your eyes will be sensitive to light and irritated for several hours, so you must have a driver on hand for the trip home. Our team will give you and your driver instructions and medications to aid in healing, as well as protective eyewear. You may notice an immediate improvement in your vision.
We recommend that you take a long nap after surgery to promote healing.
LASIK side effects are few and depend greatly upon the individual. Temporary side effects may include minimal discomfort, mild scratchiness, and dry eyes. Glare or halos in low light conditions may occur but are rare.
Due to other medical conditions such as the beginnings of cataracts that are commonly found in eyes after age 55, we do not perform LASIK screenings on anyone 55 or above. Instead, we ask you to schedule an eye exam. You may still be a LASIK candidate, but we need to make sure there aren't any other conditions that could affect your outcome.
LASIK laser vision correction is not for everyone. Certain factors, such as corneal thickness, the strength of your eyeglass prescription, and underlying medical conditions all help determine whether or not you may be a candidate. You also must have a stable prescription for at least a year prior to treatment. That is why, before any vision correction procedure is performed, our eye care professionals will conduct a detailed examination to determine your candidacy. Based on the results of those tests, your doctor will recommend the vision correction option best suited for you.