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How LASIK Works?

LASIK is as simple as 1, 2 and 3.  Step 1 is your LASIK consultation, where you meet your LASIK surgeon, we obtain a personalized digital 3-D map of your eye, and assess if LASIK is right for you. Step 2 is when we use an Intralase femtosecond laser or microkeratome to create a flap on the surface of the eye (the cornea).  And step 3 is where we use the VISX AMO STAR S4 laser to reshape the cornea.

STEP 1: Consultation

Expect your LASIK consultation to take 2 hours the day of your evaluation.  During your consultation, our doctors will determine if you are a good candidate for refractive surgery.  The cost of your LASIK consultation is FREE since you are undergoing LASIK with us.  Tests performed include:

  • Corneal Thickness Measurements
    If corneal thickness is not measured or is measured incorrectly, serious and long lasting issues can develop post-operatively. 
  • Pupil Measurements
    The size of your pupil in light and dark condition can affect post-LASIK symptomatology. 
  • Dilated Eye Exam 
    Dilating drops allow our doctors to assess the complete health of your eyes.  It also relaxes the focusing of your natural lens, allowing your doctor to achieve a more accurate measurement of your prescription.
  • Advanced Tear Quantification 
    The amount of tear film is essential to aid healing of the cornea after surgery. If it is low, it should be corrected to an optimal level before proceeding.
  • Pentacam Corneal Mapping 
    If an irregularity of the curvature of the cornea is not detected before surgery, you may experience poor results.  At Fraser Eye Care Center we are one of the few facilities that routinely performs Pentacam Tomography testing on all LASIK candidates prior to surgery. 
  • WaveScan WaveFront Scan 
    VIX WaveScan WaveFront system scans the surface of your eye capturing five different measurements in a single sequence including:  Wavefront aberrometry,  Wavefront refraction,  Corneal topography, Keratometry and Pupillometry.  Accurately measuring myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted) and astigmatic patients.

Utilizing a high-definition Hartmann-Shack WaveFront sensors, the WaveScan WaveFront system captures a detailed 3D fingerprint mapping of the surface of your eye with the most precise eye refraction measurements – 25 times more precise measurement than with standard methods used for glasses and contact lenses. This map is used to drive the laser that corrects your vision.

Wave Front Wave Scan

STEP 2: LASIK Surgery – Flap Creation

Our surgeons utilize multiple different flap creation modalities including the iFS Advanced Femtosecond Intralase Laser, Alcon LenSx Laser and Moria Microkeratome providing you with highest customizable LASIK flap creation with multiple options to individualize your LASIK procedures for your unique visual needs.  Flap formation whether Bladeless or with a Blade generally take 12 to 16 seconds for each eye!

LASIK Flap Creation

STEP 3: LASIK Surgery – Corneal Reshaping

Now that the corneal flap has been created, your vision can be corrected using the Advanced CustomVue treatment utilizing the VISX Star S4™ excimer laser. The VISX STAR S4™ laser system is FDA approved to treat the broadest range of vision imperfections, including mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

The STAR S4 IR® Excimer Laser delivers 100% personalized CustomVue treatment based on your detailed fingerprint mapping of the surface of the eye using the WaveScan WaveFront System.  The Laser possesses many advanced capabilities including:

  • Iris registration technology providing a noncontact, automated method to correctly align and center treatment
  • ActiveTrak 3-D Active Eye Tracking technology follows the eye’s motions in three dimensions to capture more than 99.4% of eye movements.
  • Variable Spot Scanning (VSS) technology incorporates an array of varying laser pulse diameters to ensure an accurate match between target and ablation shapes
  • Automatic Centering technology locates and automatically sets the treatment center in relation to the pupil center

LASIK Corneal Reshaping

Expect your LASIK consultation to take 2 hours the day of your evaluation. During your consultation, our doctors will determine if you are a good candidate for refractive surgery. The cost of your LASIK consultation is FREE since you are undergoing LASIK with us. Tests performed include:

  • Corneal Thickness Measurements
    If corneal thickness is not measured or is measured incorrectly, serious and long lasting issues can develop post-operatively.
  • Pupil Measurements
    The size of your pupil in light and dark condition can affect post-LASIK symptomatology.
  • Dilated Eye Exam
    Dilating drops allow our doctors to assess the complete health of your eyes. It also relaxes the focusing of your natural lens, allowing your doctor to achieve a more accurate measurement of your prescription.
  • Advanced Tear Quantification
    The amount of tear film is essential to aid healing of the cornea after surgery. If it is low, it should be corrected to an optimal level before proceeding.
  • Pentacam Corneal Mapping
    If an irregularity of the curvature of the cornea is not detected before surgery, you may experience poor results. At Fraser Eye Care Center we are one of the few facilities that routinely performs Pentacam Tomography testing on all LASIK candidates prior to surgery.
  • WaveScan WaveFront Scan
    VIX WaveScan WaveFront system scans the surface of your eye capturing five different measurements in a single sequence including: Wavefront aberrometry, Wavefront refraction, Corneal topography, Keratometry and Pupillometry. Accurately measuring myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted) and astigmatic patients.

Utilizing a high-definition Hartmann-Shack WaveFront sensors, the WaveScan WaveFront system captures a detailed 3D fingerprint mapping of the surface of your eye with the most precise eye refraction measurements – 25 times more precise measurement than with standard methods used for glasses and contact lenses. This map is used to drive the laser that corrects your vision.

Wave Front Wave Scan

Our surgeons utilize multiple different flap creation modalities including the iFS Advanced Femtosecond Intralase Laser, Alcon LenSx Laser and Moria Microkeratome providing you with highest customizable LASIK flap creation with multiple options to individualize your LASIK procedures for your unique visual needs. Flap formation whether Bladeless or with a Blade generally take 12 to 16 seconds for each eye!

LASIK Flap Creation

Now that the corneal flap has been created, your vision can be corrected using the Advanced CustomVue treatment utilizing the VISX Star S4™ excimer laser. The VISX STAR S4™ laser system is FDA approved to treat the broadest range of vision imperfections, including mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

The STAR S4 IR® Excimer Laser delivers 100% personalized CustomVue treatment based on your detailed fingerprint mapping of the surface of the eye using the WaveScan WaveFront System. The Laser possesses many advanced capabilities including:

  • Iris registration technology providing a noncontact, automated method to correctly align and center treatment
  • ActiveTrak 3-D Active Eye Tracking technology follows the eye’s motions in three dimensions to capture more than 99.4% of eye movements.
  • Variable Spot Scanning (VSS) technology incorporates an array of varying laser pulse diameters to ensure an accurate match between target and ablation shapes
  • Automatic Centering technology locates and automatically sets the treatment center in relation to the pupil center

LASIK Corneal Reshaping

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