LASIK technology and its effect on vision correction- we have heard about this many times but what exactly is LASIK technology exactly? What are the different types of laser technology? Are all LASIK the same? To answer common questions about LASIK, here are some facts which will help you understand LASIK technology better. First off, not all LASIK is the same and you should know which kind of LASIK technology your doctor uses. Some doctors still use traditional LASIK which uses a metal blade.
- Modern LASIK technology is blade-free.
- Epi-LASIK. This is a newer procedure that is a cross between LASEK and LASIK. This solves some potential problems with both.
- Excimer laser procedure is used in LASIK and other refractive vison correction like PRK.
- VISX Star 4. This is used by many doctors because of its dependability and performance.
- Wavefront LASIK (Custom LASIK). This is a revolutionay laser technology. Custom LASIK treatments are based on the unique characteristics of your eyes.
- Wavelight Allegretto. This is the fastest laser for vision correction in the United States.
- LASEK vs. LASIK. The main difference between LASEK and LASIK is the thickness of the flap which includes only epithelial tissue in LASEK and corneal stroma tissue in LASIK.
- LASIK vs. PRK. For patients who are not candidates for LASIK, PRK (Photoretractive Keratectomy) or “flapless” LASIK can correct farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism.
With all the modern LASIK technology available today, you should opt for the eye center which uses state-of-the-art technology. It’s safer and with an experienced surgeon, a crystal clear vision is within your reach. Dr. Charles Manger of Saddleback Eye Center has always been in the forefront of LASIK technology and performs only All Laser Custom LASIK. All Laser Custom LASIK is so safe it has been approved by NASA for its astronauts and pilots.
The benefits of an All-Laser Custom LASIK are:
- It treats more than just astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness.
- It is more accurate than standard measurements used for glasses or contacts.
- It gives patients the potential for high-definition vision and better outcomes for glare, sensitivity, and halos at night.
Some doctors still use traditional LASIK technology but Dr. Manger uses All-Laser Custom LASIK because he knows that everyone’s eyes are unique. He has two kinds of LASIK- the VISX Star 4 with Iris Registration and the Allegretto Wavelight. Both have the most advanced eye trackers which means that the laser beam is focused on your pupil the whole time. The expertise of Dr. Manger and his use of both the VISX Star 4 and Iris Registration result to a safe, successful vision correction that is unique for your needs. With an Orange County LASIK surgery, you get the most advanced LASIK technology and one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the United States.