Types of LASIK

Our eye surgeons emphasize vision correction procedures tailored to the individual. We are proud to make a wide variety of LASIK procedures available to our vision correction patients, including Custom LASIK, fastest and safest Blade-Free LASIK procedures, among others. To gain more information about the varying types of LASIK procedures, please visit the resource links provided below.

LASIK Vision Correction

Choose Lasik Vision Correction for your eye treatment LASIK eye surgery is a complicated procedure that involves a cool beam of light from a laser to reshape the cornea, which helps with re-aligning the way light enters the eye helping in correcting previous impairments.

Our doctors are widely recognized for the ability to produce great results in correcting vision for LASIK eye surgery patients.

LASIK Eye Surgery at NYMETRO Lasik
The procedure in which our doctors perform the surgery includes these steps: First, our doctors receive a map of the patient's refractive errors using state of the art diagnostic equipment. Next, our doctors perform a corneal flap (a microsopic layer of the cornea), which is folded back so the tissue is exposed for study. By using the excimer laser, our doctors are able to reshape the cornea and replace the corneal flap. So there is little to no pain, LASIK Eye Surgery is performed with numbing eye drops and no stitches or needles are used in the procedure.

These years of experience, surgical skills, and leading technology in eye mapping and eye tracking skills, greatly aids our doctors in correcting refractive errors such as:

Nearsightedness - trouble focusing on objects at distant because of steep cornea
Farsightedness - trouble focusing on objects close due to flat cornea
Astigmatism - trouble seeing at all distance because of a problem due to the shape of the cornea

The patients our doctors treat normally have their vision clear within a day, so they are able to return to work very shortly. Full eye surgery healing generally takes a week. During this time, the patient may subject to minor visual fluctuations as well as dryness within the eye.

Alternative Methods to LASIK
For patients that have too thin of a cornea for LASIK treatment, there are other options that our doctors will recommend such as LASEK and PRK, which produces similar eye treatment results. Both treatments involve the complete removal of the epithelium (superficial layer of the cornea) before the excimer laser treatment. With LASEK, the epithelium is returned to it's original position after the surgery. PRK is a bit different because the eye is covered right after surgery to allow new epithelial cells to generate.

These are great alternative methods to produce permanent eye correction results. Unlike LASIK, LASEK and PRK generally requires a few days of rest so that the eye can heal.

Our doctors will provide information for the best treatment available for you.

Blade-Free LASIK

The Intralasik process is very comfortable. It is a method that has been applied with eminent effects on hundreds of thousands of eyes and you are able to intrust this innovative technology. We deliver exceptional results for our New York City laser eye surgery patients. We assure you we will provide you with comfort, safety, and outstanding vision.

Lasik with IntraLase can help you achieve all of this while giving you near-perfect vision that will serve you for years to come.

Lasik performed with IntraLase delivers superior results. Contrary to mechanical instruments, IntraLase technology is able to program the dimensions of the flap based on what is best for each individual eye. Next it also creates your flap from below the surface of the cornea without ever cutting it. First very quick pulses of laser light position microscopic bubbles at a exact depth. The laser light then passes harmlessly through your cornea and creates rows of thes bubbles just beneath your corneal surface as it moves back and forth across your eye in a uniform plane. The IntraLase then stacks bubbles around your corneal width to create the edges of your flap. These bubbles are well stacked at a slant that is decided by your doctor and is individualized to the way each individual eye is shaped. This process takes only about 30 seconds from start to finish. It is quiet and patients claim it is surprisingly comfortable. In the last step of this procedure your doctor will gently lift the flap to allow for the second step of your Lasik treatment. When the treatment is complete, the flap easily locks back into position and begins to heal rather rapidly.

The IntraLase FS laser is a femtosecond laser system that allows Lasik surgeons to offer their Lasik patients a safer, computer-guided alternative to traditional Lasik. With IntraLase, the flap is created by the femtosecond laser instead of a blade.The IntraLase FS aids surgeons and helps avoid complications affiliated with surgical blades. This laser can also change the thickness of the flap,providing for a greater region of treatment. With this new technology, patients who typically were not good candidates for conventional Lasik may be good candidates for IntraLasik.

The IntraLase Laser marks the first significant progression in flap creation technology in about fifty years. With its computer-controlled software, the IntraLase laser brings a level of accuracy and precision to create a flap for Lasik that is not attainable with mechanical, blade based technology. This genuinely all laser approach provides patients with the safest, bladeless alternative to the microkeratome and offers a computer controlled, minimally invasive technique that reliably creates precisely shaped and sized corneal flaps.

This innovation brought about by IntraLasik is truly an all laser procedure and is the single most important advancement in vision correction during the last decade. No flap complications during creation of the flap have been reported using IntaLasik technology. This is truly a significant improvement in Lasik safety and accuracy.

The visual outcomes with IntraLasik are potentially improved, numerous studies have shown more predictable outcomes and decreased touch-up rates. Lasik is very safe. Being it is a truly all laser procedure, it rules out all blade related complications, including infections affiliated with invasive procedures. In more that six million procedures executed worldwide, experienced surgeons have attained exceedingly low flap complication rates (less than 1 in 1,000). Nevertheless, IntraLasik reduces risks further, by more than 90%, because it virtually eliminates complications during the flap creation process. It also provides a level of accuracy that can not be attained with blade associated procedures. It offers a computer controlled, minimally invasive technique that reliably creates accurately shaped and sized corneal flaps. In summary, IntraLasik elevates safety, precision, and predictability to a higher standard.

The visual outcomes with IntraLasik are as good as, and even potentially better than, traditional Lasik. Several studies have shown more predictable outcomes and decreased touch-up rates.

Advanced technologies are usually more expensive for surgeons to employ in their practice. Most patients agree that the added level of safety and assurance offered by IntraLasik is well worth the cost.

In an overview, IntraLasik provides our patients with an additional allowance of safety by eliminating possible complications associated with a mechanical blade. IntraLasik allows us to perform Lasik on patients with thin corneas because we can create thinner flaps, allowing us to correct more eminent degrees of refractive errors. IntraLasik provides both the patient and the surgeon with a higher level of confidence, knowing the creation of the flap will be without complications.

IntraLasik makes laser vision correction an all laser procedure, which significantly adds to its precision and predictability. IntraLasik also created better fitting flaps. Once put back into place, these flaps form a tight seal, making flap disruption after the procedure just about impossible. The corneal flap procedure with IntraLasik, using IntraLase FS Laser is painless and more comfortable as there is much less pressure placed on the cornea. We know the decision to have Lasik surgery is not an easy decision, so we take great care to decide whats best for you as our patient. The superior exactness of the IntraLase method is preferred by patients. In a study of clinical practices a vision correction with IntraLase was preferred 3 to 1 over vision correction with the mechanical blade. In the same study comparing the IntraLase Laser to the leading blade assisted surgeries more patients attained 20/20 vision of better in standard of CustomLasik surgery when the IntraLase method was used to create the corneal flap. The accuracy of this method allows certain patients who were ineligible for Lasik to now be able to receive treatment. Speak to your doctor today.

Custom LASIK

Custom Lasik Can Change the Way You See
If you are looking for the world’s most advanced form of LASIK, then you will be looking for CustomLASIK. This particular form of LASIK was designed specifically for people suffering from farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatisms. This corrective procedure uses the FDA approved CustomVue system. With the use of lasers guided by WavePrint, the laser does a detailed mapping of the eye, pointing out the specific needs for correction for each eye it scans. This CustomLASIK method has the ability to improve vision far beyond what glasses or even contacts can do.

The heart and soul of CustomLASIK is the WavePrint technology. As stated earlier, WavePrint maps the eye for correction, but how it does this is by gauging the variations of how the light from the laser is focused when scanning the eye. This diagnostic information is relayed to the VISX STAR S4 laser, allowing for a completely individual and custom Lasik procedure to be performed.

WavePrint can improve accurate measurements for improving sight up to 25 times that of traditional glasses or contacts, but the improvements don’t stop there. WavePrint can also detect surface issues with the eye that had previously gone unnoticed and left untreated.

As one of the first LASIK centers to offer CustomLASIK nationwide, we can offer fellow LASIK surgeons in the NYC area to be able to better identify and treat patients with eyesight issues on an individual level. The fact is more people are coming out of CustomLASIK treatments with marked vision improvements due to its precise and specific treatment as to each individual’s personal eyesight issues.

These are some benefits that CustomLASIK can offer you in comparison with traditional LASIK.

Improved chances of having 20/20 vision
A better chance of having eyesight better than 20/20
A better visual quality and contrast perception than that of traditional LASIK
A better visual quality and contrast perception than that of traditional LASIK
Better night vision • Better night vision with corrective lenses
The likelihood of better vision than that provided by contacts or glasses

In the past, technology used for correcting the eyes only treated low order issues with the eye. However, with CustomLASIK and its Wavefront diagnostic technology, both low as well as high end issues can be corrected. This is why eyesight after Custom LASIK could potentially be better than that of glasses or contact lenses.

If you are interested in CutomLASIK, you should make a consultation appointment with a LASIK surgeon. They will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Will I be guaranteed prefect vision after a CustomLASIK procedure?
While most patients will have better vision from this treatment than any other procedure, there is no guarantee of perfect vision. The technology continues to get better and the technology used in CustomLASIK represents a vast improvement over standard LASIK. With the Wavefront technology, the WavePrint mapping system and the accuracy of the VISX STAR S4 laser, your eyes have a much better chance at improving. However, at the least, you should expect improved vision.

How will CustomLASIK improve my night vision?
To gauge the difference in night vision before LASIK and after LASIK the FDA conducted a study of 351 LASIK treated eyes. Of those patients taking part in the study, more people were either satisfied or extremely satisfied with the night vision they had after their procedure as opposed to before the treatment. Also, fewer people where unhappy with their night vision following their LASIK procedure. What this means is that the numbers show that CustomLASIK provides people with better night vision after the treatment then they had before by using corrective items like glasses and contact lenses.

To schedule a complimentary LASIK consultation, please contact NYMETRO Lasik at 212-759-7500.

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