If you are tired of depending on contacts and glasses, then you might be thinking of getting surgery to correct your vision. Improving your vision with Lasik surgery in Orange County can be a great option for some people and can even improve their quality of life.
iLasik surgery is different from traditional types of Lasik surgery. iLasik combines all the latest technology into one comprehensive eye procedure, and uses advanced technology for a more precise outcome. There are also less complications with this procedure, making it a great option for everyone who meets the surgical requirements.
The Difference Between Traditional Lasik and iLasik
In traditional Lasik eye surgery, your doctor uses two steps to complete the surgery. To begin, the flap in your cornea must be created with a small metal blade. Then, the laser vision correction treatments occur underneath the flap on the inner layer of your cornea. The metal blade used to make the corneal flap was traditionally created with a hand held mechanical device called a microkeratome. This device was sufficient for a number of years for the surgery, however it could sometimes be unpredictable. Complications in Lasik surgery are rare, but were created by this device most of the time.
With iLasik, your doctor will use a precise laser to create the flap in your cornea, making this a completely blade-free surgery. The laser is extremely accurate, +/- 10 microns, and is the most advanced technology currently used for this procedure. It creates the flap by producing tiny bubbles inside your cornea. The consistent accuracy of the laser means that people who have thin corneas and may have been previously told they were not eligible for surgery could potentially have this procedure done.
How iLasik Customizes Each Procedure
The iLasik surgery is completely customized for each patient. The advanced procedure uses the VISX Wavescan System to create a vision profile for each patient, including a 3-D digital map of your eye. The laser relies on this map as it creates the flap in the cornea, shapes the cornea and fixes your vision.
The vision profile creation is the first step in the iLasik surgery, and uses a series of tests to determine your unique vision characteristics using the Wavescan system. The system then creates a 3D map of the imperfections in your eyes, which is 25 times more precise than standard prescription measurement tools used for glasses and contacts prescriptions.
Since the iLasik procedure is available pretty much everywhere, you may be wondering if you are a good candidate for the surgery. The technology used for iLasik is safe, FDA approved and proven to be effective. It is a fast and simple procedure, and most people who meet the basic requirements are eligible for iLasik surgery. While there are risks that are associated with any surgical procedure, iLasik is safe and your doctor can talk to you about the risks.
You may be a good candidate for this surgery if you meet these requirements:
- Age: You need to be at least 21 years old.
- Health: You must be in good, general health with no existing eye diseases.
- Prescription: This procedure treats mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Your prescription must be stable for at least a year.
Lasik Surgery in Orange County
If you think you are a good candidate for Lasik surgery in Orange County, make sure to contact Dr. Ghosheh and the team of dedicated eye care experts at Advanced Eye Medical. In addition to offering iLasik surgery, we offer a number of services for patients who are suffering poor vision or eye diseases/conditions. Our experienced team of optometrists and ophthalmologists deliver clearer vision and a high level of customized care for their patients.