Sharper Vision provides you the safest and most advanced technology available today! We use bladeless ﬂap creation with wavefront optimized LASIK to provide our patients sharper vision than ever before possible! Even those who are not a candidate for traditional LASIK may be able to successfully have bladeless LASIK. It is simply “the best of the best.”
Traditionally, the ﬁrst step of the LASIK process involves the creation of a cornea ﬂap using a mechanical device. Alternatively, Bladeless LASIK is an all laser technique that uses a high frequency femtosecond laser for ﬂap creation. This provides a more uniform and predictable ﬂap. Because the ﬂap thickness is programmable, even those with thin corneas may be LASIK candidates.
The second step to having LASIK is reshaping the cornea to make images come into better focus. Older non-wavefront methods reshape according to the glasses prescription of the patient. Wavefront LASIK goes a step further and reshapes the cornea to correct defects in the visual system which may not be addressed by the glasses prescription. These are called higher order aberrations, and by reducing them our patients enjoy high deﬁnition vision!
Schedule a consultation with Aaron Florkowski, M.D. today. This extensive evaluation will determine if you are a candidate for the procedure and the success you should expect afterwards. If you wear contact lenses you will need to remove them before your evaluation. Dr. Florkowski’s staff will let you know how long you need to be out of your lenses when you schedule your appointment.
During your examination, Dr. Florkowski will:
• Check corneal health, thickness and intraocular pressure
• Determine your exact prescription
• Perform diagnostic testing of your cornea
• Examine the health of your eye including the lens and retina
• Discuss your candidacy for the LASIK procedure
Dr. Florkowski will see you for your post-operative exam the next day. By this point you will have signiﬁcantly improved vision; however regardless of how well you see, it is important that you keep all of your follow up appointments to assure proper healing. These follow-up visits are typically one day, one week, one month, three months, and one year after LASIK surgery.
LASIK has been performed on millions of patients in the U.S. since being introduced in the late 1980’s. Every year more LASIK procedures are performed worldwide than any other elective procedure. The advent of bladeless flap creation has made for a more comfortable procedure with quicker recovery and excellent visual results when compared to older methods of using a blade for flap creation.
At Sharper Vision we use only the most advanced vision correction laser systems when improving our patients’ eyes; this includes using scanning spot laser beams to produce smoother corneas with faster treatments, and infrared pupil tracking to guarantee proper centering regardless of patient movement. When combined with wavefront optimized LASIK treatments, more patients than ever before are enjoying excellent vision and freedom from contacts and eyeglasses! Because of these advancements LASIK has even been approved by the United States military and NASA for its fighter pilots and astronauts, who require superior vision under extreme conditions.
Wavefront technology was developed by physicists to measure distortions that occurred when light traveling through the atmosphere was scattered on its way to the earth’s surface. By correcting for these distortions in the light wavefront, also known as higher order aberrations, astrophysicists could focus light from distant stars and planets much more clearly with telescopic lenses, and military satellites could read license plates from space! It is now possible to utilize wavefront technology to analyze detailed information about an individual patient’s visual system, specifically recording the way each eye distorts light entering from the outside world as it travels to the retina. Unlike more traditional measurements such as corneal topography,which measures only the front surface of the eye, wavefront data define the way the entire optical system of the eye processes light. Because each patient has a unique visual system, the wavefront data has been likened to a fingerprint, and by incorporating that data into the LASIK treatment we provide a much more individualized, higher definition result!
Many of our patients have compared the cost of glasses and contact lenses over a ten-year period to the cost of vision correction surgery; they found that LASIK offers a more economical option. We work closely with most employee flex spending plans, as well as vision insurance plans which may cover part of the cost of refractive surgery. Additionally the cost of your procedure may befinanced with one of our Zero Down, 0% Interest Plans! Please call or CLICK HERE to learn more.