Pre-Operative Evaluation & Consultation
During your consultation, our staff will perform a series of tests to ensure that your eyes are healthy, suitable, and stable for laser vision correction. Your eyes will be electronically measured to create an accurate three-dimensional image of your eye’s surface. From these tests, the laser will calculate the treatment that will best correct your refractive error.
A few minutes before the laser treatment, you are given anesthetic eye drops. Next, your eye is prepared for flap creation. Thanks to the extremely high frequency of the laser pulses, the layers of the cornea are separated with unprecedented precision, creating an ultra-thin flap. The flap is separated and folded back creating a hinge to expose the next layer of cornea to be treated.
Now the curvature of the cornea is reshaped according to the desired refraction. An excimer laser precisely ablates corneal tissue within seconds, to the hundredth of a millimeter. This procedure is performed inside the cornea; the outer, very sensitive layers of the cornea are not touched by the laser. Finally, the flap will be reseated in its original position to cover the treated area. The disturbed epithelial cells start regenerating immediately and will grow back quickly. The whole procedure lasts only a couple of minutes. Immediately after treatment, you can open and close your eye normally.
Special eye drops promote healing. During the first few hours after the procedure, you should not rub your eyes. You should also avoid contact sports and hot tubs, saunas, and swimming pools for two weeks. All natural bodies of water; lakes, rivers, and oceans should be avoided for 6-8 weeks. There are no visible traces of the procedure on the eye.
Imagine waking up and being able to see the alarm clock! LASIK allows you to see and appreciate the little things you take for granted every day. It’s time for you to see what you have been missing. Start enjoying freedom from your glasses and contacts! Experience how “Life is Easier with LASIK!”