LASIK is an abbreviation for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, a type of laser eye procedure designed to change the shape of the cornea to eliminate or reduce the need for glasses and contact lenses. In conventional LASIK, a blade is used to make the flap. Z-LASIK, however, is a more advanced technology which uses the Ziemer FEMTO LDV™ femtosecond laser to create the flap.

If you are looking for an accurate, safe and comfortable laser refractive procedure, Z-LASIK® is for you. Z-LASIK corrects your vision using lasers from beginning to end. No scalpel will touch your eyes, reducing the risk of complications.

The Vast Majority Of Z-LASIK Patients Reported:

  • Did not find the treatment to be uncomfortable or painful.
  • Achieved excellent vision without glasses.
  • Were more satisfied with the outcome than they expected.
  • Normally saw better than they did before with glasses/contacts
  • Would choose this method again and recommend it to others.

Am I A Candidate?

Z-LASIK is effective in patients who were previously not candidates for laser surgery. This includes patients with extreme myopia or thin corneas. Z-LASIK is suitable for correcting the following refractive errors:

  • Myopia - Distant objects appear blurred.
  • Hyperopia - Close objects appear blurred.
  • Astigmatism - Objects appear distorted at all distances.
  • Presbyopia - The lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close.

Schedule your consultation today to determine if you are, indeed, a candidate!

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Will I Be Comfortable?

Z-LASIK is a comfortable and painless procedure and has an extremely low impact on the eye. The time the laser is in contact with the patient’s eye is reduced to a minimum and the whole procedure lasts only a few minutes.

The laser energy used for Z-LASIK is about a 100 times lower than with other laser options. The Z-LASIK procedure is gentler to the corneal tissue and prevents temporary inflammatory reactions of the eye.

The recovery period is considerably shorter than other techniques and patients are usually able to see well within hours. Z-LASIK enables the surgeon to enlarge the treatment zone, reducing the risk of undesirable side effects such as dry eyes, deteriorated night vision or haloes.