Bladeless LASIK is one of the more popular laser vision correction techniques and is now widely available at laser vision correction centers across the country. Nevertheless, before patients choose this treatment, many people want to know exactly how bladeless LASIK works. Fortunately, we can explain this to you, but in order to appreciate how bladeless LASIK works you need to understand the technique used in conventional LASIK too.
If you are thinking about getting laser vision correction surgery there’s a lot to consider. For many people, one of the biggest deciding factors is the cost. There’s no getting away from the fact that whichever laser vision correction procedure you choose, there is going to be a cost associated with your treatment. At first glance, this may not seem like a necessary investment. However, experts agree that laser vision correction surgery is actually a very cost-effective way of ensuring clear long-term vision. Why? Let’s find out.
There are lots of different types of laser vision correction, so when faced with so many options, how do you know what laser vision correction surgery is the best for you?
Laser vision correction has quite literally changed the way that we see the world, but with various different techniques available, deciding which is right for you may feel like a minefield. Here’s what you need to know about four of the most popular forms of laser vision correction, their benefits, and whether they may be suitable for you.
Bladeless LASIK is one of the newer types of laser vision corrections surgery. As you may have guessed from the name, unlike other varieties of laser eye surgery, this technique doesn’t involve the use of blades. Conventional LASIK is performed using microkeratome blades, which create the flap that is used to access the cornea for reshaping. Instead of using blades, in bladeless LASIK the flap is created by laser energy, provided by the femtosecond laser used to carry out the procedure. This laser is the ZEISS VisuMax.
If you are fed up with wearing glasses or contact lenses and the limitations that they place on your life, you may want to consider laser vision correction. Laser eye surgery has transformed the way in which vision can be corrected, giving patients the opportunity to see clearly with little to no reliance on glasses or contact lenses by permanently altering the shape of their cornea.
SMILE LASIK is arguably one of the most advanced laser vision correction techniques, and we are delighted to be able to offer SMILE LASIK in our Roslyn, New York office.
We love talking to our patients - each of them have a unique story on how their laser vision correction experience has impacted their lives. Some are pilots who need 20/20 vision to perform their job duties, some are teachers who don’t want to miss out on anything going on in the classroom, and some are students who spend hours looking at screens and textbooks! We talked to our patients from all over the nation and compiled a few stories that we are excited to be sharing with you today.
Laser vision correction is a permanent method of correcting refractive vision errors like myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). The process involves reshaping the cornea, the clear dome-shaped lens covering the front part of the eye, so that the light is refracted correctly onto the retina at the back of the eye where the image is interpreted by the brain.