LASIK

Advanced CustomVue LASIK personalized treatments for excellent results.

What is LASIK?

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.

Understanding how the eye sees images

How the eye sees images

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.

See Beyond Traditional LASIK

Advanced CustomVue LASIK

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.

  • 25x more precise than traditional LASIK
  • Uses wavefront technology developed by NASA
  • Able to correct vision more precisely than contacts or glasses
  • The only treatment approved for NASA astronauts
    CustomVue Wavefront Mapping

    Advanced CustomVue LASIK

    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.

    See for yourself

    How LASIK works.

    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.

    Why Chose LASIK?

    All-Laser Procedure

    Quick and Proven

    Painless

    Rapid Visual Recovery

    Freedom From Lenses

    Step-By-Step

    What to expect during LASIK treatment?

    Freedom from glasses or contacts doesn't have to be hard. Check out our start-to-vision LASIK process.

    LASIK flap creation with laser

    Flap creation

    Using the VisuMax laser, a microscopic flap is created and folded back like the page of a book, exposing the inner cornea for treatment.

    LASIK treatment with excimer laser

    Corneal sculpting

    The excimer laser gently reshapes the corneal trissue within a few seconds correcting the visual defects.

    LASIK flap being returned correcting vision

    Vision Corrected

    Last, the flap is returned to its original position, protecting the eye much like a natural bandage.

    How do i know if i'm a good candidate for LASIK?

    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.

    iLASIK laser system by VISX

    The worlds most advanced all-laser LASIK

    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.

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