WHY BLADE-FREE ALL LASER LASIK?
LASIK surgery is the most frequently performed laser vision correction procedure. During LASIK surgery Dr. Spencer will first use topical anesthetic drops on your eyes to minimize any discomfort. The LASIK vision correction procedure will typically take between five and fifteen minutes for both of your eyes. Most LASIK eye surgery patients notice a dramatic improvement in their vision immediately after the LASIK procedure and will be able to return to work the next day. Today LASIK surgery patients have several choices in the methods that will give them their best vision.
Blade-Free LASIK is the most precise way to perform LASIK surgery. Older methods utilize an oscillating blade on a device called a microkeratome to surgically create the corneal flap required in LASIK surgery. With the Blade-Free technique Dr. Spencer utilizes, a INTRALASE Laser is used to make the flap. The INTRALASE laser is the most precise and predictable way to perform your LASIK surgery. If you want the best vision outcome, you owe it to your eyes to have the best equipment and surgeon.
Dr. Patrick Spencer was one of the first Ophthalmologists in the Dayton area to perform ALL LASER IntraLase LASIK. With over 18 years of advanced ophthalmic experience and more than 28,000 LASIK procedures performed, your eyes are in excellent hands. So relax, be confident, and achieve excellent vision with 100% Blade-Free LASIK…the latest technology for your best vision ever.
Custom LASIK is a “Precision Wavefront Guided Treatment” using the most advanced technology in laser eye surgery. The key difference with Custom LASIK is the use of the Custom Wavefront Analyzer which brings a whole new level of precision to your treatment. Originally invented by NASA, wavefront technology is now available for medical uses. The Wavefront Analyzer produces a sophisticated map of your vision, like a “fingerprint”, which is 25 times more precise than standard measurements. It also captures imperfections, or “Higher Order Aberrations”, tiny irregularities which cannot be corrected by glasses or contact lenses.
Glares or Halos – These imperfections are typically linked to glare and halos with glasses or contact lenses – however with the Custom Wavefront Analyzer these issues are becoming a thing of the past. All of this personalized eye data is transferred digitally to the laser and a Custom LASIK treatment plan is developed.
With Custom LASIK, many patients will actually see better than they could with glasses or contacts. In fact most notice reduced glare and night vision problems versus previous corrective lenses. Custom Wavefront LASIK has been called leading edge because it has the potential to improve not only how much you see, but also how well you can see.
Traditional Lasik surgery combines the advancements of the most sophisticated treating laser without the Custom Wavefront Analyzer. Best reserved for low prescription errors without astigmatism, Traditional Lasik delivers excellent visual results.