Alternatives to LASIK

What is WaveLight LASIK? Here Are the Basics

You may have considered LASIK surgery in the past, but hesitated not knowing what to expect from the procedure. Overall, the general LASIK surgery process includes the application of numbing drops, the creation of a corneal flap, the reshaping of the cornea and the replacement of the cornea flap. Most procedures can take half an hour or less.

Have you set an appointment for LASIK surgery? What is WaveLight LASIK? The WaveLight Refractive Suite can transform your vision. Exclusive WaveLight technology creates a topographic map of a patient’s eye to customize laser movement patterns with optimal precision. Featuring a 1050 Hz multi-dimensional eye-tracking system for fast and accurate placement, the refractive technology creates a cornea flap in about six seconds. It also gives surgeons access to patients’ medical information in real-time during a LASIK procedure.

Qualifying for LASIK Surgery

To be a good candidate for LASIK surgery, you must be in good general health and have no present or past corneal disease or other eye conditions such as glaucoma, keratoconus or macular degeneration. However, your surgeon will determine whether or not you qualify based on your specific condition. 

It is important to remember that if you do qualify for a LASIK procedure, there may be situations, such as night driving and reading, where you would need glasses or contacts afterward. Dr. Davis will review these possibilities with you prior to surgery.

As with any surgery, it is important to understand the potential risks and complications. Complications can include under correction, overcorrection, dry eyes, corneal damage, glare, or halos around lights, and increased sensitivity to light. Dr. Davis can help you decide if the benefits of the procedure outweigh your individual risk. 

About Davis Eye Center

Patients from all over Northeast Ohio count on Davis Eye Center for general eye care, cataract treatment and LASIK surgery. Above all, the Davis Eye Center team commits to preserving both the vision and health of all patients. Count on Davis Eye Center for everything from diabetic eye exams, to ocular allergy management to routine eye exams. Reach out to the team today to learn more.