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“When [my LASIK procedure] was done, I got up and Dr. Solomon asked me what time it was on the clock, and I looked at it and I actually read 12:15.”
Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are called “refractive errors,” and can often be corrected with refractive surgery, such as LASIK (“LASer In-situ Keratomileusis”). As its name implies, LASIK involves a laser that reshapes the eye’s cornea to provide better natural vision.
Every LASIK procedure involves two steps. First, the surgeon must make a flap on the surface of the cornea to uncover the area that will be treated with the excimer laser. Traditionally, the flap was made by using a mechanical device that contained a blade.
The development of the IntraLase laser has revolutionized LASIK by replacing the mechanical device and blade with a safer and more precise laser designed specifically for creating the flap. A LASIK procedure can be called bladeless or all-laser only if this
specialized laser is used for flap creation. We call an all-laser
procedure “IntraLASIK”® or iLASIK®.
Your vision is precious, so you should not settle for anything but the safest and most precise technology. This is why Carolina Eyecare Physicians offer superior LASIK technology and a sophisticated wavefront diagnostic system that makes it possible to deliver the most precise treatment...and better results.
Your eyes and the way they refract light are unique. Before making a recommendation, your eye surgeon will carefully review the results of your diagnostic testing and evaluate your individual situation.
LASIK has helped millions of people worldwide to enjoy their best possible vision.
While Charleston 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.
We 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.
Dr. Solomon performs bladeless LASIK procedures, while Dr. Seltzer offers the traditional LASIK procedure. Call or contact us on the form at the bottom of this page, and we can explain the advantages of both types of LASIK procedures!
Good vision is not a luxury…it’s a necessity. Call Carolina Eyecare Physicians to learn more about your Charleston LASIK options.