Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center

Many people are opting for bladeless LASIK eye surgery. However, some people still have questions, including whether it is permanent. In most cases, the procedure provides permanent vision correction. Recent studies confirm that bladeless LASIK is safer and more effective than traditional LASIK surgery. Most patients qualify for the bladeless LASIK procedure. The laser technology allows for the correction of high levels of refractive error, and can also correct astigmatism.

If you have LASIK before you are 40 years of age, your vision may continue to change with time. Such changes are not because of the procedure; rather, they are because of presbyopia, which affects your eyes as you grow older. Researchers did studies on the long-term effectiveness of bladeless LASIK in patients who had the procedure before the age of 40. Some changes in vision were evident though they were minimal.

Usually, such changes do not bother people. In fact, most people do not seek further vision correction. If you are over the age of 40 when you have laser vision correction surgery, you should experience very little change in your vision.

Understanding Bladeless LASIK

Most eye doctors or surgeons prefer bladeless LASIK. Bladeless LASIK, also called blade-free LASIK, all-laser LASIK, or Femto LASIK is a more advanced alternative to the traditional LASIK procedure that involves the use of a metallic surgical blade. However, all LASIK procedures involve the creation of a corneal flap. Your eye doctor in Paramus, NJ will use a femtosecond laser to create the corneal flap instead of a surgical metal blade used in traditional LASIK. Once your eye doctor exposes the cornea, he will use another laser, known as an excimer laser, to reshape the cornea. Each patient’s eye is different and unique, therefore, before the procedure, the team at Manhattan Lasik Center in Paramus, NJ will create a customized map of the cornea. This map guides the second laser during the procedure.

Most people struggling with refractive errors, such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism, are tired of depending on contact lenses and glasses. Bladeless LASIK surgery treats such conditions. Bladeless LASIK surgery in Paramus, NJ is an outpatient procedure that takes about 30 minutes. If there is potential for anything to deviate from the planned procedure, such as shaking of the eye, the laser shuts off automatically. After the operation, most people get 20/30 or 20/20 vision.

At Manhattan LASIK Center, we specialize in bladeless LASIK eye surgery. To find out more about our services or to book your FREE virtual consultation, call us at (212) 759-9617 today.