LASER VISION CORRECTION
Setting New Standards in LASIK Technology
Laser In-situ Keratomileusis (known as LASIK) uses a laser to reshape the cornea, the front and clear outer window of the eye. By accurately sculpting the curvature of the cornea, the nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can be precisely treated to eliminate your need for glasses and contact lenses. In 2019, nearly 700,000 LASIK procedures were performed in the U.S. Due to its tremendous success, LASIK has quickly become the procedure of choice for most patients because they recover quickly and have fewer side effects and complications than with other methods of vision correction. In fact, most LASIK patients notice a significant improvement in their vision almost immediately after surgery.
Dr. Rush uses the safest and most advanced technology to perform the LASIK procedure with Alcon’s WaveLight© Refractive Suite. This advanced LASIK technique is a two part procedure. The first step uses the WaveLight© FS200 Femtosecond Laser to create a flap in the cornea. The second step uses the WaveLight© EX500 Excimer Laser to sculpt the cornea underneath the flap to treat your refractive error. Each person’s cornea is perfectly unique to them as is the case for your DNA or your fingerprints. New imaging technology can measure precise amounts of curvature that are specific to the exact shape of your eyes. The most advanced excimer laser technology with Contoura can sculpt your cornea using this data to create a customized profile that will provide optimal outcomes for your vision.