Glasses and contacts have taken you this far. But let's face it's they just dont t your lifestyle. They may help you see, but they may be holding you back. How many moments have you missed because your glasses got in the way? They fog up at the worst possible times. They smudge, scratch and break. How much longer will you struggle with not being able to see the alarm clock in the middle of the night As for contacts, they may not be the best answer either. Can you even count the times you lost them? They can dry out and irritate your eyes, and there s never cleaning uid when you need it. Are you tired of your contacts feeling like sandpaper at the end of a long day? And then there s the cost how much are you spending each year on prescriptions The truth is, glasses and contacts can t give you what you really want freedom! But you ve heard about a safe, proven procedure that just might be the answer: Laser Vision Correction. You may be uncertain about what s involved, but you ve taken the rst step towards learning about independence from glasses and contacts. We understand you ve got a lot of questions. That s why we want to give you everything you need to know to make a decision that s as clear as the vision you ve been looking for.
First things first.
How do eyes work?
Before we talk about Laser Vision Correction, it s important to have a good grasp of the fundamentals. Chances are, you aren t all that familiar with exactly how your eyes function. To help you better understand, here s a quick overview: It all begins with light rays, which re ect o objects and then enter the eyes through the cornea. Here, the light rays are bent and sent through the lens, where more bending helps to focus the light rays on the retina giving you the miracle of clear sight.
What causes bad eyesight?
In a way, your eyes are like a peacock s feather or a beautiful butter y no two are exactly alike. When eyes are shaped correctly, light rays bend and focus directly on the retina generating crisp images. However, when eyes aren t perfectly shaped, light rays focus on the wrong part of your eye causing the unwanted blurriness that you ve been experiencing.
Can Laser Vision Correction really help?
Whether you have myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, Laser Vision Correction can improve your eyesight. This solution reshapes your cornea to the correct dimensions. And, with the right equipment, the eyesight you ve always dreamed of is within reach.
Corneas with too much curvature force light rays to focus in front of the retina, causing faraway images to seem blurry
Corneas with not enough curvature force light rays to focus behind the retina, causing nearby images to seem blurry.
Corneas that are shaped irregularly or asymmetrically prevent light rays from focusing correctly on the retina, making both near and faraway images seem blurry.
A closer look at Laser Vision Correction.
During Laser Vision Correction, an experienced, caring surgeon uses a highly-accurate laser to modify your cornea, allowing it to bend light rays correctly. It s quick, comfortable and even better you can typically enjoy your enhanced eyesight almost immediately.
LASIK: A proven procedure
When something as critical as your vision is on the line, you should rely on a solution that delivers successful results and peace of mind. More advanced than other, older types of Laser Vision Correction, LASIK may be the right answer for you.
Is LASIK right for you?
Having LASIK surgery is a life-changing decision. That s why it s very important to rst speak with your surgeon to make sure you re a good candidate. During your initial consultation, your surgeon may:
Conduct an eye exam
Verify if LASIK can improve your vision
Check if your prescription has been stable for at least the past year
Test for eye conditions that can a ect your surgical options
Make sure youre comfortable with and knowledgeable about LASIK
Help you understand what to expect from the procedure
Any type of surgery is a big step so dont forget to seek advice from your surgeon before you make any decisions. He or she may determine that a di erent laser procedure may be your best option.
Which LASIK procedure should you choose?
While LASIK is the most common Laser Vision Correction procedure, there are actually quite a few options to choose from. But you dont want just any optionyou want the one that conforms to your speci c needs and adapts to the absolute uniqueness of your eyes. What you want is OptiLASIK. OptiLASIK combines todays advanced surgical technologies into a procedure optimized for your individual vision needs.
OptiLASIK A visionary solution.
By now, you know that your eyes are like a ngerprintthey are as unique as you are. And thats exactly why OptiLASIK is an excellent option for Laser Vision Correction. Older procedures simply reshaped eyes based on current prescriptionswhich meant that everyone with the same prescription received the same treatment, ignoring key attributes. However, OptiLASIK uses advanced, proprietary treatments to generate a map of each unique eye, enabling your surgeon to perform a personalized and e ective procedure. Unique eyes deserve unique procedures. This is why so many surgeons trust OptiLASIK for their patients.
See the WaveLight?? di erence.
Its no coincidence that OptiLASIK, a procedure for unique eyes, can only be performed with one-of-a-kind technologythe WaveLight?? EX500 Excimer Laser. One of the most advanced laser systems available, the WaveLight?? EX500 Laser is trusted by surgeons all over the world to deliver consistent results:
High level of comfort
Multiple treatment options
We know that no two eyes are alikeso why should your treatment be any di erent? By mapping the unique shape of your eye, the WaveLight?? EX500 Laser allows your surgeon to perform an individualized Laser Vision Correction treatment just for you. The result? Vision thats as clear and crisp as possible.
What should you expect during your procedure?
Its perfectly normal to have some questions about any type of surgery. But with OptiLASIK, you can rest assured that your surgeon is using advanced, proven technology to perform a treatment designed just for you.
Its only natural to be curious about everything that surrounds this lifechanging procedure. Heres what to expect:
Your surgeon will perform a preliminary eye exam and take measurements to create a unique treatment pro le for each individual eye
You will receive anesthetic drops to numb your eyes, making you more comfortable during the procedure
When your eyes are ready, you will lie on the patient bed while the surgeon makes nal preparations
Your surgeon will create a ap on your cornea, then gently lift the ap to expose the treatment area
Light energy is then used to precisely reshape your cornea. You wont feel anything, but you may hear the laser working
Once the treatment is complete, your surgeon will reposition the ap and the healing process begins
Before you know it, the procedure is overall without pain or bandages
Recovery takes little-to-no time at all, and you can typically return to normal activities the following day
Sound simple and hassle-free? Thats because it is. Soon youll be enjoying dramatically improved eyesight and seeing the world like never before.
Blade-free OptiLASIK .
Standard LASIK surgery requires cutting a ap on your cornea using a sharp blade. However, it simply cant compare to the precision and accuracy of a laser. For a true blade-free alternative, thats where the WaveLight?? FS200 Femtosecond Laser comes in. Now, you can have an all-laser procedure that delivers:
Complete control for your surgeon
The WaveLight?? FS200 Femtosecond Laser di erence.
As the nal piece to true, blade-free OptiLASIK, the WaveLight?? FS200 Femtosecond Laser delivers precise, predictable outcomes and a comfortable surgical experience. It o ers highly-accurate ap creation and adjustable settingsso you can rest assured that your surgeon can create the customized aps you need for an individualized treatment. And because it is speci cally designed to work with WaveLight?? systems, you can expect a seamless experience. Take advantage of the WaveLight?? FS200 Femtosecond Laser today, and enjoy a blade-free procedure that delivers outstanding results.