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If you’re considered Lasik surgery, you naturally want the best – the best surgeons, the best technique, the best Lasik eye surgery you could possibly have. We understand. Our experienced specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania want to help you understand the details of LASIK surgery, an amazing vision correction technique.
Our surgeons are nationally recognized leaders in LASIK surgery. They are highly trained, highly skilled and highly experienced to ensure you get the best possible LASIK eye surgery outcomes. When choosing a LASIK provider, training and expertise definitely matter. You’ll find no better eye care than the care provided at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania.
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About the LASIK Technique
Our surgeons use bladeless custom LASIK, widely regarded to be the best method for several reasons. For starters, it is the most technologically advanced form of LASIK vision correction. In fact, Air Force surgeons and NASA surgeons exclusively use the bladeless LASIK technique on pilots and astronauts, because it offers several advantages (our surgeons agree):
- Reduces the risk associated with using a metal surgical blade on the surface of the eye
- Allows the surgeon to create a thinner, more precise flap in the cornea
- Provides better corneal stability
- Allows surgeons to correct a higher level of vision correction
- Accommodates surgery on both eyes in the same session
What is the procedure like?
LASIK eye surgery is painless and short – very short. Most patients expect it to be a longer procedure, so they are usually pleasantly surprised. The quick procedure involves three steps:
Step 1: The surgeon creates a corneal flap using a femtosecond laser, then gently folds the flap back to expose the cornea.
Step 2: A second laser called an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea’s surface.
Step 3: The corneal flap is put back into positions to heal without requiring any stitches.
The excimer laser changes the refraction by correcting the steepness of the cornea to alter the way the eye focuses light. Nearsighted patients have a cornea that is too steep, so the surgeons flatten the cornea’s center to improve distance vision. The cornea is too flat in patients with farsightedness, so surgeons make the cornea steeper to improve close-up vision. In patients with astigmatism, the cornea is irregularly curved, so vision is not in focus. Surgeons use the excimer laser to smooth the cornea and make it more symmetrical.
Bladeless LASIK has a tremendous success rate and may even reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Am I A Good Candidate?
Modern bladeless LASIK is safe and accurate, but most importantly, it is a customized vision correction technique. The state-of-the-art bladeless LASIK technique is typically suitable for most patients. Some patients will not be good candidates, but we can discuss this at your initial consultation. Our professional staff will perform a comprehensive eye evaluation to test for factors like corneal thickness, pupil size, refractive error, astigmatism and other measures to determine your eligibility for LASIK surgery.
If we don’t think you are a good LASIK candidate, we will explain why and will also offer alternative treatments to correct your vision.
If you are looking for the best providers of LASIK surgery, our experienced specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania will help you learn all you can about this incredible vision correction technique. Give us a call today at 610-378-8500 to schedule a free consultation and discuss your options.
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