Just think about it. Amazing vision without the hassles of glasses and contacts. The freedom to hike, swim, work, play….live your life the way you want to live it. How awesome would that be? At Center For Sight, our experienced surgeons have helped thousands of patients achieve the freedom of better vision. Many of these patients have chosen vision correction with our popular Blade-Free LASIK. Others have chosen the corneal inlay procedure to correct their Over-40 vision concerns. Whether you want to achieve great vision without the restriction of glasses and contacts or you want to ditch all those pairs of reading glasses you need just to see the text on your phone, your book and computer and even menus, Center For Sight can help you get there! Ready to get started?
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.
Imagine. Your vision and your life - 20/Happy.
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.
Step 1a A tiny opening is created on the surface of the eye using a femtosecond laser. This opening is called the corneal flap.
Step 1b The “flap” is gently pulled back to allow access to the cornea, the area that needs to be reshaped.
Step 2a A second laser – the excimer laser – is used to gently change the shape of the cornea according to the customized maps we made at your consultation. (This is the vision correcting portion).
Step 2b The “flap” is gently put back into place. Without any bandages or stitches, it naturally self-seals. Amazing! Most people are back to work the next day.
The most important step in the LASIK 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.
Once the Center For Sight team has given your eyes the thumbs up, you’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about LASIK (and more!). You’ll meet your experienced Center For Sight surgeon and take your next step toward 20/Happy!
At Center For Sight, we are committed to using the newest, most advanced technology. Since LASIK 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 LASIK 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!
At Center For Sight Las Vegas, a board-certified ophthalmologist will perform your LASIK procedure. You can feel confident knowing you are receiving the highest standard of individualized and compassionate care from your Center For Sight LASIK team.
Yes! LASIK is an investment in not only your vision but in your life. Based on patient feedback here at Center For Sight, it’s also an experience that adds value and satisfaction to our satisfied patients’ lives. They love the freedom to travel, play, work – and everything else they enjoy doing – without restriction. Without having to worry about glasses or contacts. Here at Center For Sight, we believe that quality eye care should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we work hard to make LASIK affordable for you. So if cost concerns you, don’t let it. Come talk to us! We accept cash, cashier’s checks, money orders, credit cards and pre-approved credit plans. If you decide to finance your procedure (many of our patients do), we work with several financial institutions that offer flexible payment options. We know choosing who to trust with your vision is a big decision and at Center For Sight, we are honored to uphold the highest standards of care. Your vision is vitally important to us.
Additionally, we offer convenient financing options to fit just about any budget. Learn more about your financing options here.
The decision to have vision correction surgery is a big one. We understand that. And where you choose to have it is the most important part of that decision. When you choose Center For Sight for your LASIK procedure, we honor and greatly value your trust in us. Our goal is to make sure that you have all the information you need to feel comfortable and confident.
Here are some considerations that can help guide your decision-making process:
– As you’re deciding where to have LASIK, it’s important to consider the experience of your LASIK surgeon. In short, the quality of the surgeon should be near the top of your consideration list. At Center For Sight, our team of board-certified ophthalmologists has been recognized as LASIK leaders in the Las Vegas area, most recently as “Top Docs”. Our team has also performed thousands of eye procedures. Experience matters.
– At Center For Sight, we offer a world-class LASIK experience. Not only are our lasers the most advanced available for both flap creation and the reshaping of the cornea, but the diagnostic technology that our team uses to discern the best treatment plan for your eyes is also the most advanced offering available.
– At Center For Sight, our team is committed to crafting a visual outcome that will make you happy. We work carefully prior to your surgery to make sure you know all of the available options, and we work carefully after your surgery to help ensure that your healing process is smooth and optimal for your vision.
The decision to have LASIK surgery is a big step. Our mission at Center For Sight is to make your world 20/Happy, because we know that the decision to pursue vision correction surgery is one that will improve your life in so many ways!
Following is a collection of the most frequently asked questions we hear from individuals interested in learning more about LASIK. If you have a question that is not covered here, give us a call! We’re happy to help.
This is a common question! Most of our patients describe the sensation during LASIK as a slight pressure. At the start of the procedure, your Center For Sight surgeon will apply numbing drops, so there are no injections involved. You may also be given oral relaxation medication beforehand. Most LASIK patients are back to their regular routines the next day.
You’re going to love this. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete both eyes. Awesome, right?
Yes, you will in fact be able to see throughout the entire procedure. However, you will experience varying degrees of blurred vision during the actual procedure itself as your Center For Sight surgeon is working. Don’t worry! This is completely normal.
Another common concern. But please don’t worry! Blinking is actually stopped by the placement of an instrument called a lid speculum, which gently holds back your upper and lower eyelids. It will be put into place after you receive anesthetic drops.
Every person is different with their own unique vision so the answer here; it depends. Patients who are extremely nearsighted might take longer to recover than individuals who are only slightly nearsighted. Although many of our patients wake up the next day with near 20/20 vision, it is normal for some patients with stronger prescriptions to take a little more time for their eyes to adjust and heal completely.
The majority of our LASIK patients report excellent vision within 24 hours of their surgery and are able to return to work and most normal activities the next day. You will come back to Center For Sight the day after your procedure for a quick post-op check and any issues or questions you have will be addressed at that appointment.
Experiencing dry eyes after LASIK is not uncommon. But in most cases, symptoms of dryness go away after a few days with the use of the prescribed postoperative drops. Before you have LASIK at Center For Sight, our doctors will perform tests to determine if you have dryness in your eyes. If you do, you will be given a prescription for drops to use a few days before your procedure to address this and to aid in your post-operative healing.
No, it doesn’t. LASIK is a permanent change to the cornea, so it will not fade over time. However as the eye ages, vision problems that are unrelated to the corneal surface can still occur, namely presbyopia (over-40 vision) and cataracts. When we assess your vision at Center For Sight, we will determine if LASIK is right for you, or if you would benefit more from one of our other advanced procedures.
The two are completely unrelated. You cannot get cataracts from LASIK and LASIK will not be an obstacle if you find you need cataract surgery in the future.
YES! Since it received FDA approval in the United States in 1995, LASIK has come a long way, baby! Today, we use LASIK to successfully treat patients with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and even astigmatism.
As with any surgical procedure, certain risks do exist. But it is important to note that LASIK complications are extremely rare. During your free screening, our Center For Sight counseling team will explain the risks associated with your procedure, so you can make an informed decision.
Because LASIK is considered by most insurance companies to be an elective surgery, they most likely will not cover the procedure. Our financing team, however, is more than happy to review your employer’s insurance policy to see if a portion of your LASIK procedure may be covered or if there is a discount available. We also work to help our patients finance their procedure to develop a comfortable payment plan with affordable monthly payments.
Since a person’s eyes do not fully stabilize until their late teens or early 20s, it is required that Center For Sight patients be at least 18 years of age and have a steady eye prescription that hasn’t changed for over a year.
Absolutely! Although there is no extra charge for choosing to have separate procedures, most patients like the convenience of getting both eyes done at the same time.
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