Wearers of eyeglasses and contacts considering laser vision correction are may have questions about the quality of the technology, the methods, and the doctors involved in their procedure. A combination of all three is why you can trust LASIK MD with your eyesight. Here is what you need to know.
You have probably heard about LASIK but still wonder what exactly it means for you. The procedure corrects refractive errors, like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. Using a microkeratome or femtosecond laser, a surgeon creates a very thin flap in the outer layer of your cornea. This flap is then folded over exposing the inner layer of the cornea which is then treated with an excimer laser. The laser uses very precise pulses to reshape the cornea to the exact specifications of each individual patient’s needs. This type of vision correction improves your eyesight immediately, with a dramatic improvement the next day. Most importantly, it means no more eyeglasses or contacts. Several options are available, notably Advanced Custom Wavefront LASIK, which removes less corneal tissue, and All-Laser LASIK, which uses laser technology to create the flap. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is another form of laser vision correction that doesn’t involve the creation of a flap. It is ideal for patients with very high prescriptions.
It is not enough to simply say that a laser will reshape your eyes—to trust LASIK MD, you need to know exactly what kind of technology will be used. LASIK MD is committed to using lasers that have proven their results in long-term studies and have received international approval from ophthalmological experts. Currently, excimer lasers from Bausch and Lomb, Allegretto, and VISX are all used to perform laser vision correction. No one type is inherently superior, but LASIK MD has access to all three so that they can recommend the treatment best suited to your needs.
Of course, even the best methods and the best technology mean nothing if the person performing the procedure is not properly trained. That is why LASIK surgeons are among the most experienced in the world. Your LASIK MD surgeon has completed four years of undergraduate school, four years of medical school, and five years of specialized training in ophthalmology before performing any laser vision correction. Furthermore, all LASIK MD professionals are full-time refractive surgeons. They have collectively performed over 750,000 laser corrections in Canada alone.
Trust is earned—by method, by technology, and by people. LASIK MD offers all three, letting you rest assured that your eyes are in capable hands and that your improved vision is their top priority.