Lasik Surgery-Laser Vision Correction
Get Better Vision Faster with LASIK
LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, is the most commonly performed vision correction procedure. LASIK can treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism by permanently altering the shape of the cornea.
There are various techniques used to perform the laser vision correction procedure. Midtown Optometry is proud to team up with Premier Laser Eye Center in offering the Wavelight Allegretto laser. This method uses the latest technology to allow the surgeons to reshape your cornea according to your specific needs.
A suitable LASIK patient:
- Is 18 years of age or older.
- Has had a stable corrective lens prescription for over a year.
- Has a prescription within -0.25 to -12.00 diopters of Myopia or up to +6.00 diopters of Hyperopia (farsightedness) or has an astigmatism up to 6.00 diopters.
- Has healthy eyes free from disease or serious aliments.
- Is informed of both the risks and benefits of LASIK.
- Knows the alternatives to LASIK.
- Has a realistic expectation of how LASIK can improve vision.
If you think you may be a good candidate for LASIK surgery, find out for sure by calling Midtown Optometry (209) 957-8000 .
What LASIK Can Do for You
LASIK surgery can help you return to an active life. According to the Eye Surgery Education Council (ESEC), more than 90 percent of patients who undergo LASIK experience vision improved to 20/40—the minimum vision standard for driving an automobile or playing sports without corrective eyewear.
Although LASIK will not prevent age-related eye conditions or diseases, results are permanent. Most patients are able to return to their normal daily activities the day after surgery. For more information about LASIK or to schedule an examination, please contact Midtown Optometry today.
Wavelight Allegretto: Laser Vision Correction Designed Specifically for You Premier Laser Eye Center surgeons are proud to offer Allegretto from Wavelight, the company who performed the 1st Custom treatment in the world. Allegretto’s Wavefront Optimized laser not only allows our surgeons to customize your treatment to your unique vision needs, but it also makes it easy to correct for higher order visual aberrations affecting vision in low light situations.
The procedure needs 3 individualized measurements to customize the treatment for each patient. Each of your eyes’ unique curvature readings, pupil and prescription are measured and entered into the laser. Next, these measurements guide the laser during the vision correction process to shape each cornea using the Allegretto excimer laser.
Using this level of detail has shown to give 93% of patients in the FDA study 20/20 vision or better. Additionally, none of the patients had to come back in for an Enhancement (Secondary treatment to get rid any remaining correction). This laser has given 43% of patients in the FDA study better vision without correction after surgery than with the best correction they had before surgery. Imagine, being able to see the world around you better than you have ever been able to see before.
For more information about this exciting new technology, please contact Midtown Optometry today. Precision Procedures Performed at a State-of-the-Art Facility. Patients of Drs. Derron and Leanne Lee have their laser vision correction procedures performed at the Premier Laser Eye Center in Stockton.
Contact Midtown Optometry at (209) 957-8000 to schedule a free laser vision correction consultation today!