LASIK, or Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis), commonly referred to as Laser Eye Surgery, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. During the LASIK procedure, a microscopic, protective flap is created to access the inner corneal tissue. Then, the laser light is used to gently reshape the surface of the cornea to alter its focusing power and improve your vision.
How we see is important to understanding how vision correction works. When we look at an image, light passes through the outer most part of the eye called the cornea. From there, the light passes through our lens. The lens is responsible for focusing on objects, either in the distance or up close. Finally, this image is projected onto the retina, which transmits the image to the brain via the optic nerve. Imperfections in vision can be caused by any three of these areas (cornea, lens, or retina).
Most laser vision correction aims to perfect the image entering the eye by gently reshaping the surface of the cornea. These types of imperfections in our vision are known as refractive errors categorized into three types: nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Laser vision correction is an effective treatment for all of these types of refractive errors.
CustomVue LASIK technology is the most precise type of LASIK available, offering patients excellent, predictable results that far exceed those of traditional LASIK (and few centers offer this LASIK technology).
The CustomVue procedure incorporates two key technologies; the Wavescan analyzer, and the VISX Star S4 Laser. The Wavescan analyzer maps your unique optical inperfections utilizing a shack-hartmann wavefront sensor. This data is used to calculate a personalized laser treatment plan for each individual eye. Last, the personalized treatment profile is transfered to the Start S4 Laser and applied to the patients eye to deliver a personalized LASIK treatment with superior results.
Check out our short animated video of a LASIK treatment. In the time it takes to watch the video, your vision could be corrected with LASIK.
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Using the VisuMax laser, a microscopic flap is created and folded back like the page of a book, exposing the inner cornea for treatment.
The excimer laser gently reshapes the corneal trissue within a few seconds correcting the visual defects.
Last, the flap is returned to its original position, protecting the eye much like a natural bandage.
You’ve already taken the first, most important step by educating yourself about advanced CustomVue LASIK. Now, take our online self-candidacy test to see if you meet some of the basic requirements for LASIK. It just takes a few seconds. Then, when you’re ready, schedule your complimentary consultation to find out if you are a great LASIK candidate.
Originally the first step in the LASIK procedure, creating a flap, was completed with a blade. More recently, advanced laser technology (called femtosecond lasers) became available to create the flap using a laser (instead of a blade). This is commonly referred to as all-laser-lasik. Utilizing a laser to create a flap results in a safer, faster procedure with more accurate results.
Some centers only offer blade-LASIK, while others charge an additional fee for all-laser-lasik. Our philosophy has always been to offer the safest, most advanced technology to our patients as our gold standard. Keeping with this philosophy all of our LASIK procedures are all-laser as we include femtosecond LASIK (all-laser) with every procedure.More About All-Laser-LASIK
The entire team is very friendly and make you feel comfortable, if not just on a consultation, but the procedure and follow up visits. Overall, I am very happy with my experience and results - 20/15!
Recommend this place to multiple family members and colleagues at the firehouse. Staff is very professional, courteous and always helpful. Can't understand why it took me so long to get the procedure done.
Best Laser Eye Experience! They made me feel right at home throughout the whole process and suggested appropriate
procedures for my eyes specifically. Highly recommend Dr. Haddad!
I had both eyes done a little over 5 years ago. Best decision I have ever made. Dr. Haddad was impossible to beat.
Amazing doctor amounts to amazing results.
The office has 3 different lasers, so they can suggest whichever method will work best for each patient. Dr. Haddad is just amazing, too. He truly cares for his patients and makes sure that your outcome is the best it can be.
Dr. Haddad is the best in his field, and went above and beyond to explain everything, even drawing diagrams. I constantly
recommend this place to my friends, family, and coworkers!
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Dr. Haddad and his whole staff!! They even checked in on me at 8pm on a Friday night the day of my procedure -- I can't say enough good things about it!
This was the best decision I ever made in my life. From the moment I applied online for a consultation to the post-op exams, Dr. Haddad and his staff have been friendly, informative, and make the process so comfortable.
If you’re thinking of getting LASIK, do it!! I am so glad I did. It has been almost 2 years since I had my surgery and it
was one of the best decisions I have made in my life.