LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
Please choose from the following to learn more about OptiLASIK™ with the Wavelight® and Intralase® blade-free lasers.
OptiLASIK™ with Wavelight® and Intralase® Overview
The entire LASIK procedure takes less than 20 minutes. After you have taken
your Valium, numbing drops will be instilled to anesthetize the eye. During
the procedure, a flap is created using IntraLase and it is gently lifted and folded back. The laser reshapes the underlying
corneal tissue by emitting a computer-controlled beam of light that removes
the exact amount of tissue in a matter of seconds. The corneal flap is
then placed back into its original position. Due to the cornea's extraordinary
bonding qualities, no stitches or patches are required.
Your eye will be shielded with protective goggles overnight. You must
have someone drive you home to rest and you will return to our office
the next morning. Visit our Media Center to see and hear how IntraLase can change your life.
The laser used for LASIK can make a difference in your results. The doctors of the Key-Whitman Eye Center have chosen the Wavelight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q flying spot laser from Alcon® because they feel it provides safety and gives superior results. Wavelight with its German engineering is a pioneer in wavefront research. The procedure of this laser eye treatment known as OptiLASIK™, is designed to adapt to the unique curvature of your eye, reshaping it more closely to the curve of an ideal, natural eye. As a result, OptiLASIK™ helps preserve the quality of your vision by ensuring your eyes are reshaped to be able to focus more accurately.
The laser uses PerfectPulse Technology® to ensure the stability of the laser beam from the time it is created in the cavity to its exit of the laser onto your eye. It incorporates an active, fast-track eye tracker to confirm centering of the laser treatment in addition to following your eye's normal movements during the treatment. Knowing the laser is following your eye gives a great sense of security during your laser eye treatment.
Results & Candidacy
The ideal candidate for LASIK is 18 years of age or over. In addition
to having a healthy cornea, patients should not have had a significant
change in their prescription in the last 12 months. People with certain
medical conditions may not be good candidates for LASIK.
Conditions Treatable by LASIK include:
- Myopia, or nearsightedness with or without astigmatism
- Hyperopia, or farsightedness with or without astigmatism
- Those over or under corrected after other refractive surgery or cataract
Complimentary screenings are available to find out if OptiLASIK™ with Wavelight® and Intralase® is right for you. Learn why thousands have trusted the Key-Whitman Eye and Laser Center for caring service and excellent surgical results. For more information about any of these life-changing services, please contact us.
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Risks & Complications
The decision to have LASIK is an important one that ultimately only you
can make. It is important to have realistic expectations and that your
decision is based on facts, not hopes or misconceptions. As with any surgery,
there are risks and the possibility of complications. These will be discussed
in the office.
While there are many who benefit from LASIK, there are potential side effects including glare from bright lights, halos (rings around lights), light sensitivity, night driving glare, and visual fluctuation. Your individual risks will be discussed at the time of your consultation. For more information regarding the risks and benefits associated with the Wavelight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q treatment, please visit http://www.alconsurgical.com/wavelight-allegretto-wave-eye-Q-laser.aspx or www.fda.gov.
What Does The Fee Include?
The fee is a comprehensive charge, which includes all preoperative measurements and examinations, surgical and facility costs, post-operative care and enhancement procedures are included in the fee coinciding with the terms as noted in the packages...3 months, 6 months, 10 months or 12 months, as indicated in your package choice. Ask about our payment plans, cash discounts and Money Back and Lifetime Enhancement Guarantees.
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