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Carolina Eyecare Physicians is different than other LASIK centers. Drs. Sid Seltzer and Kerry Solomon are board-certified refractive surgeons. Unlike eye surgeons who move from one volume LASIK discount center’s assembly line to another, Drs. Seltzer and Solomon are available to tend to your individual needs before, during, and after your vision correction procedure.
Without a precise diagnostic workup, even the best LASIK laser cannot give you the accurate results you have a right to expect. Carolina Eyecare Physicians uses precision Orbscan® 3-D mapping and WaveScan WaveFront™ diagnostic technology.
How is iLASIK different from traditional LASIK?
All LASIK procedures begin with the creation of a flap on the surface of the cornea, followed treatment that takes place under that flap. The most common method of creating a corneal flap involves a hand-held device that uses a blade, but superior blade-free LASIK technology makes it possible for Carolina Eyecare Physicians’ surgeons to create a more precise flap by using a laser for this important first step of the procedure. Only an LASIK procedure can be called “all-laser.” Bladeless LASIK also incorporates precision “wavefront” technology.
LASIK is a bladeless wavefront-guided custom surgical treatment for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism that reshapes the cornea to improve visual focus.
What is “wavefront” LASIK? How is it different than traditional LASIK?
LASIK can be only as precise as the diagnostic map that guides the surgeon during the treatment. A traditional LASIK procedure, based on the patient’s eyeglass prescription, can be very effective in reducing or eliminating the need for glasses and contact lenses. However, without a precise map of visual errors that cannot be detected during a regular eye exam, traditional LASIK cannot correct other irregularities that may cause focusing problems.
More sophisticated wavefront technology takes LASIK vision correction to the next level... custom LASIK…by providing an incredibly precise map for the surgeon to follow. A diagnostic device called a WaveScan WaveFront™ aberrometer quickly detects even minute visual errors by measuring the way light waves are distorted as they travel through the eye. WaveScan data makes it possible to provide a more precise treatment that can deliver superior results…better vision for night driving, for example.
Research conducted by U.S. Navy eye surgeons proved the superiority of wavefront-guided LASIK. As a result, LASIK is the only LASIK procedure approved for military pilots and astronauts. The eye surgeons at Carolina Eyecare Physicians believe that you deserve the same precision results.
The surgeon begins by creating a flap in the eye’s cornea. During a traditional LASIK procedure, a microkeratome (a hand-guided surgical instrument that contains a blade) is used to create the flap. However, advanced IntraLASIK technology utilizes a laser for this purpose. After the flap is folded back, Drs. Seltzer and Solomon use the high-energy microsecond pulses of an excimer laser to remove microscopic layers of tissue to improve the curvature of the cornea. Once the treatment is completed, the flap is folded back into its normal position and begins the rapid healing process. No stitches are necessary because the two layers of the cornea adhere naturally to each other. The entire procedure generally takes less than 20 minutes
LASIK have helped millions of people worldwide to enjoy their best possible vision.
While LASIK patients are generally pleased with their results, your eyes and your vision are not mere statistics. Before consenting to any type of vision correction surgery, ask what type of results you can reasonably expect.
Drs. Seltzer and Solomon and members of their staffs will take time to make certain that you know the risks and benefits associated with refractive surgery, and to answer all of your questions. We want you to have all of the information you need to make a truly informed decision that is in your best interest.
Good vision is not a luxury…it’s a necessity. Call Carolina Eyecare Physicians to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your vision correction options