Laser Vision Correction in 2014

Laser vision correction has advanced markedly since its approval by the FDA over 15 years ago.

LASIK laser vision correction procedures nowadays utilize a number of technological advances. One of the most notable advances is wavefront Custom LASIK. Using technology that maps corneal aberrations with great accuracy, wavefront technology allows us to create a unique laser treatment solution for each patients’ eyes. This map is the blueprint for each patients’ treatment, and it is designed to smooth the cornea to a more ideal shape. Beyond wavefront technology, patients are also able to have an all-laser procedure. In other words, no blade is required. This computerized LASIK treatment reduces the importance of surgeon dexterity for surgical outcomes, further giving patients predictable results after their procedures.

With these elements combined, there has never been a better time to have laser vision correction. LASIK is so safe and effective now that it is approved for United States Armed Forces pilots and NASA astronauts. Furthermore, it is challenging the 20/20 standard of excellence — because most patients are seeing even better than 20/20 following their procedure.

If you’re interested in having LASIK laser vision correction, then the first step is to see if you’re a good candidate. Although the vast majority, around 90-95% of people are good candidates, some are not. This may be due to a history of dry eye disease, other corneal disease, inadequate corneal thickness or corneas that are too steep or too flat. To learn more, contact Wellish Vision Institute to schedule a free LASIK consultation!