What is LASIK?
LASIK (Laser-Assisted in-Situ Keratomileusis) is a type of refractive surgery commonly referred to as laser vision correction. It treats nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. If you’re wearing glasses and/or contacts, and you fall into one (or even two) of the above-mentioned categories, then LASIK may be the right choice for you. At one time, LASIK involved blades and many practices still use them. But today, at Center For Sight, our All-Laser LASIK is custom fit to your vision. What does that mean for you? Better outcomes and fewer side effects.
LASIK is one of the most commonly performed elective procedures and has given millions of people all over the world the freedom to enjoy their lives and live them the way they want to – without the hassles of glasses and contacts.
How Does LASIK Work?
LASIK works by changing the shape of your cornea, which changes the way images focus on the retina. It’s a two-step process: Creating a small flap on the cornea, and reshaping the corneal surface, all in just a few minutes! To help you better understand, see the four pictures below.
Is LASIK Right for Me?
The most important step in this process is determining if the procedure is, in fact, right for you. After all, our goal at Center For Sight is always for you and your vision to be 20/Happy! If you’ve heard of someone who did not have a good result, the problem is almost always an issue of candidacy.
We are so passionate about the life-changing opportunity that LASIK can be! For this reason, we offer your initial consultation as a complimentary service.
Here’s what you can expect during your FREE consultation at Center For Sight:
- Dry eye testing
- Visual acuity and refractive error
- Visual field screening
- Ocular pressure
- Pupil size in low & medium light
- Corneal topography and corneal thickness
- General health of the eyes
At Center For Sight, we are committed to using the newest, most advanced technology. Since it was first introduced in the United States, technology for LASIK has drastically evolved (and improved!). The results of your vision correction are now more predictable, reliable and customizable than ever before.
At Center For Sight Las Vegas, 100 percent patient satisfaction (20/Happy!) is our goal. We take pride in introducing the latest vision care technologies to further enhance your results.
To provide the best patient care and best corrected vision for our patients, we perform all-laser using the Advanced CustomVue Technology, which delivers a unique combination of the WaveScan WaveFront® System and the STAR S4 IR® Excimer Laser. Just like a well-tailored custom suit, Advanced CustomVue Wavefront LASIK is 100% customized to the unique anatomy of your eyes. WaveFront technology measures the unique “fingerprint” of your eye, and provides our team with the topographical information necessary to discern exactly where the refractive errors that cause poor vision are located. This advanced diagnostic tool allows us to craft a highly customized surgical plan that is unique to your eyes and your eyes alone. That means you can expect great results! We also use the IntraLase FS Femtosecond Laser for flap creation (remember step 1 above?). This knowledge puts many of our patients more at ease, knowing there will never be a blade placed anywhere near their eye throughout the entire procedure!