Just when I thought LASIK was as quick and precise as it could possibly be, several new breakthroughs came along to make it even better. Last month I upgraded both the lasers I use for LASIK vision correction to take advantage these new innovations. The faster, safer and more precise laser system means that you can expect to have even more spectacular vision after the procedure.
I had been using the IntraLase and VISX lasers for a number of years but once those companies were acquired by a larger corporation, it seemed that innovation became stalled. Then Alcon came out with FS 200 Fentosecond laser to make the initial flap and the WaveLight EX500 Excimer laser for contouring the cornea to improve vision. Together they provide an integrated laser system that is the fastest available in the U.S.
The lasers are not just faster, they are also more precise. The improvement in vision, especially for those with more extreme prescriptions, is even better than before. They also open up LASIK to many who may not have been candidates in the past because they can treat the widest range of prescriptions of any laser available.
Patients love the improved comfort and potential to see even better than they did with glasses or contacts before surgery. I appreciate the precise automation with the smallest laser spot size in the industry and fastest eye tracking system available: 20 times faster than natural eye movements! I’ve gained many more options for individualizing LASIK for a particular patient and you’ve gained an improved outlook on life.
For more information, visit our web site to access brand new videos about the new WaveLight system and to see what you can expect on your procedure day: http://www.lakeshorevision.com/services/ilasik/#main
Dr. Martha Jay is a board certified ophthalmologist (Eye Physician and Surgeon) who was the first ophthalmologist in the Milwaukee area to perform laser vision correction. She has been at the forefront of every advancement since then. Call today to arrange your screening exam to take advantage of the newest of the new!