Laser vision correction technology is truly amazing. By reshaping extremely small and precise areas of corneal tissue with an excimer laser, light entering your eye can land more directly onto your retina for clearer vision. Even if you’ve worn glasses your entire life, LASIK can upgrade your vision after a single treatment.
We use the Alcon WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser system to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. We take time to fully explain how this technology works and why it is considered one of the fastest laser technology platforms on the market today. Here is a general overview of the benefits:
- Personalized, precise treatment: the EX500 laser system uses digital 3D information about your own unique eye characteristics gathered during pre-operative testing to correct specific areas on your cornea.
- Safety – PerfectPulse Technology®: eye tracking technology is incorporated to compensate for any involuntary eye movements which halt the process entirely until the eye is in the correct position.
- Quickness and comfort: the process takes just minutes to complete so the process is comfortable for most patients.
- Results: most patients achieve better vision after treatment than what they had wearing glasses or contact lenses – often 20/20 vision or better. This is because the system creates a fingerprint of your cornea so incredibly detailed information can be used for specific corneal reshaping.
Not all LASIK doctors in our area offer these advanced LASIK technologies. If you are considering LASIK in Idaho Falls, make sure you do your research and learn about the different types of FDA-approved LASIK technologies that exist so you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you. The only way to know if you are a good candidate is by having a free LASIK Screening with our team. We will take time to fully explain every aspect of the LASIK process and what vision outcomes you can expect.