LASIK is an outpatient procedure that typically takes about ten minutes to perform on each eye. It is an extremely effective procedure that is suitable for low, moderate and higher prescriptions. LASIK, often referred to as refractive surgery or laser vision correction, is currently one of the most frequently performed healthcare procedures in North America.
Custom LASIK is a procedure that enables your surgeon to further customize the LASIK procedure to your individual eyes. Custom LASIK provides an additional level of data about your vision requirements using wavefront technology. A device called a wavefront analyzer measures the way light travels through your eye and compares it to an eye with perfect vision. This device then creates a 3-D wavefront map that is uniquely yours, in the same way that your fingerprint is unique to only you. This additional data is then used by your surgeon to customize the LASIK procedure to your individual vision requirements.
With Bladeless LASIK, commonly called IntraLase, the surgeon uses a laser to create the corneal flap. This technology enables the LASIK surgeon the ability to customize the corneal flap for every individual LASIK patient. In recent studies done by IntraLase, this technology may now make it possible to treat those who were previously dismissed as non-candidates due to thin corneas.
Rx Optical is proud to co-manage with the Ophthalmologists in your area for Laser Vision Correction. In order to decide whether Laser Vision Correction is a viable option for you, it is important to first understand visual problems and how the procedure treats them. Our goal at Rx Optical is to provide you with comprehensive information and education that will allow you to make a well-informed decision about your eyesight.