Orthopaedic Surgeon Carroll Jones – LASIK Surgery Patient
LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is the most common type of laser eye treatment and often referred to as refractive surgery or laser vision correction. LASIK offers the most advanced procedures to correct refractive errors and is the most frequently performed elective surgery in North America.
The LASIK procedure reshapes your cornea to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. This is an outpatient procedure and generally takes less than 15 minutes. Allow up to two hours for preparation and post-procedure examination. Preparation includes anesthetic eye drops to numb your eyes and if needed, additional medication to help you relax.
A femtosecond laser is used to reshape the cornea in order to create a flap, fold it back and then remove corneal tissue underneath by using computer-controlled pulses of cool laser light. This excimer laser precisely reshapes the inner corneal layer to improve your vision. The flap is then repositioned.
Following the post-procedure examination, you will be able to go home, although you will not be allowed to drive.
We will give you specific instructions for your eye care during the healing process to ensure the effectiveness of your LASIK procedure. Typically, vision is normal within eight hours and continues to improve over time. In some cases, the full extent of vision improvement may take several months.
To determine the right type of laser eye surgery for you, a pre-procedure consultation with your doctor will help determine which procedure best addresses your individual visual needs based on your prescription, eye health, and any related medical conditions.
We know the decision to have LASIK surgery is an important one, so we take great care to determine what's best for you as our patient. That's why we offer blade-free LASIK treatment using the IntraLase method. The IntraLase method has been used successfully on hundreds of thousands of eyes and we trust this advanced technology to deliver exceptional results. Our commitment is to provide you with the ultimate in comfort, safety, and outstanding vision. LASIK with IntraLase can help you achieve all of this - while it delivers the added assurance of knowing you're being treated with the most advanced technology there is.
Taking human sight beyond 20/20 is possible. The all laser procedure, ALLEGRETTO WAVE® Eye-Q, customizes every treatment to the patient’s individual prescription and cornea while aiming to improve what nature originally designed. Wavefront Optimized™ treatment considers the unique curvature and biomechanics of the eye, preserving quality of vision and addressing the spherical distortions than can induce glare and night vision reduction.