What is LASIK?

What is Custom Treatment?

‘Custom’ treatment is now available for many individuals interested in laser vision correction. In addition to the standard measures of vision, information from a wavefront analysis of points throughout the central cornea is utilized to create a unique profile incorporated into the laser treatment correction. This technology was originally developed for use in high-powered telescopes to reduce distortions when viewing objects in space. At the time of a LASIK consult in our office, Dr. Salz will discuss with you the option of custom treatment if you are a candidate.

LASIK is a procedure designed to correct low to relatively high amounts of nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness. The LASIK procedure involves the creation of a flap of the outer third of the cornea and then using the excimer laser to reshape the middle of the cornea to alter its focusing power to reduce or eliminate the need for corrective glasses or contacts. The excimer laser is controlled by a computer which selects a treatment pattern based upon your need for eyeglasses. The flap is then gently placed back over the cornea in its original position and seals itself in place within minutes without stitches! LASIK takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes per eye. The vision typically improves dramatically over the first day. Most of our patients see well enough and feel well enough the next day so that they can drive to our office themselves (and without any glasses!).

LASIK (Laser In-situ Keratomileusis)