LASIK surgery is a laser eye treatment that has continued to rise in popularity since it was first introduced in the United States. This is because LASIK offers patients a quick, simple, and effective treatment for the most common refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. As beneficial as a traditional LASIK procedure may be, the eye doctors at Advanced Laser and Cataract Center have increased those advantages even further by offering Wavefront LASIK. Wavefront technology allows for bladeless LASIK that can be customized to address even the most specific irregularities, those known as higher-order aberrations. Because of the many benefits of Wavefront LASIK provided to our Oklahoma City, OK patients, this is the LASIK treatment of choice at our eye center.
Benefits of Wavefront LASIK
LASIK treatment has revolutionized the way people look at vision impairment. Whereas in the past, those with vision impairment anticipated a lifetime of relying on glasses or contact lenses for clear vision, now those same people realize they have another option – one that is effective and long-lasting. LASIK surgery provides patients with a number of benefits, including the following:
- Instantly improved vision
- Good vision without the use of prescription lenses
- Freedom from the upkeep, inconveniences, and costs of glasses and contact lenses
- Quick and painless treatment (LASIK is generally completed in about 15 minutes)
- A relatively short recovery period
- Long-lasting visual improvement results
While these benefits can be experienced by any LASIK patient, there are additional benefits that are specific to the Wavefront procedure. Because of the advanced technology of Wavefront LASIK, our patients will also undergo a more customized treatment. Wavefront technology creates a map of the patient’s cornea so that even the most specific irregularities can be detected and treated. This means that, not only can the usual refractive errors be corrected, but patients can also benefit from the correction of higher-order aberrations. These higher-order aberrations can impact the quality of a patient’s vision, such as contrast sensitivity and fine vision. By offering Wavefront LASIK, patients have the opportunity to improve the quality of their vision. Wavefront technology is also less likely to permanently affect a patient’s night vision, or result in the long-term appearance of glares or halos.
In addition to Wavefront LASIK technology, we all offer blade-free LASIK. During a traditional LASIK procedure, a blade is used to create the corneal flap that grants access to the cornea. With bladeless LASIK, this flap is created with a laser. This alleviates many fears that a patient may have in regards to LASIK treatment, as it is a more precise technique that lowers the risk of corneal flap complications.
At Advanced Laser and Cataract Center, we provide patients with eye care of the highest quality. Our eye doctors’ experience, combined with the advanced techniques that are offered, ensure that our patients are getting the best when it comes to eye care. To learn more about Wavefront LASIK or any of our other eye care services, contact us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!