LASIK is Safe and Proven!
98% of our patients achieve 20/20 vision or better
Candidacy Tests for Prospective Patients
During the first evaluation, we do numerous tests on the patient to insure that they qualify for the procedure. The Pentacam will check the cornea for any abnormalities, like keratoconus. The AccuTarget will check for anything that could affect the patient’s vision, like cataracts or dryness. Our doctors will also do refraction tests, both dilated and undilated, to check your prescription. We also try to get your last eye exam record. The combination of all these tests will conclude if the patient is a good candidate for LASIK. If the patient is not a good candidate for one of our procedures, we try to refer them to a specialist who can assist them.
Our surgeon uses the latest FDA approved lasers on all procedures. Not to mention, all of our procedures are bladeless. The EX500 laser has increased safety, because the surgeon can view the patient’s prescription while performing the surgery. Unlike past LASIK lasers, this one makes the corneal surface smoother after treatment, which helps reduce halos and glare later on. The treatment laser also has a safety feature to make sure that the correct part of the eye is treated. Our laser is able to track your eye at 5,000 times per second. If your eye moves during the procedure, the laser will shut down and discontinue treatment until you are back in the proper position and the treatment will resume until completed.
LASIK vs. Contacts
Studies have found that patients who use daily wear contacts are 10 times more likely to get an infection than patients who have LASIK procedure. Patients who wear extended wear contacts are 34 times more likely to get an infection than patients who have LASIK. The risk of infection can be attributed to improper care of the contacts, such as not cleaning the lenses correctly or not replacing them often enough. With LASIK, the risk of infection is very minimal, even during the recovery time.