LASIK Overview

One of the most popular elective surgical procedures is LASIK eye surgery. In Oklahoma City (OKC), our board-certified eye surgeons use an advanced, bladeless technique to safely improve vision for men and women with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.

What Is Bladeless LASIK?

Some eye surgeons perform LASIK using a mechanical blade, an older technology that is less precise than the laser-only technique used at nJoy Vision. LASIK using state-of-the-art excimer and femtosecond lasers is precise and predictable, causing minimal damage to the surrounding corneal tissue. These computer-guided lasers can often produce changes that result in 20/20 vision or better for good LASIK candidates.

How Is LASIK Performed?

During the LASIK Surgery procedure, we use painless anesthetic drops to numb the eye. Then the eye surgeon creates a thin flap in the top layer of the cornea with a femtosecond laser. The surgeon then gently pulls back the flap and uses a computer-guided excimer laser to precisely reshape the cornea to correct vision problems. The flap is returned to its natural position, creating a healthy surface within 24 hours. This reshaping of the cornea helps the eye focus properly and reduces or eliminates the need for contact lenses or eyeglasses.

iLASIK Procedures

At nJoy Vision, we use the iLASIK platform, which combines the Intralase femtosecond laser with the VISX Star S4 IR excimer laser. The iLASIK procedure is the leading treatment available on the market and has been used in more than 10 million LASIK procedures.

iLASIK also offers one of the broadest treatment ranges using wavefront guided technology to provide our patients with exceptional outcomes. During this all-laser LASIK procedure, the Intralase Femtosecond Laser creates a corneal flap of precise size, shape, and depth based on each patient’s individual visual characteristics.

The iLASIK technology at nJoy Vision uses a much lower suction level than that of the traditional handheld microkeratome procedure, ensuring patients may experience a safe and comfortable procedure, along with reliable outcomes.

Custom LASIK

Custom LASIK is a revolutionary all-laser LASIK treatment that uses the precision of wavefront technology to guide the excimer laser during the procedure. Wavefront technology measures the eye from front to back to create a detailed, 3D image of the eye, much like a fingerprint. This advanced image is then sent to the laser as a precise, customized guide for LASIK surgery designed for the specific individual.

We proudly offer patients the VISX™ CustomVue™ procedure for their custom LASIK treatment. CustomVue uses the revolutionary WaveScan system by VISX, which measures light waves as they travel through your eye to map the entire optical path. This provides a precise and comprehensive analysis of your vision, including information about unique refractive errors and irregularities.

CustomVue wavefront technology also offers a reduced risk of post-LASIK side effects, such as loss of contrast sensitivity, difficulty with night vision, and loss of best-corrected vision.

What to Expect

LASIK surgery itself takes only about 15 minutes but patients should expect to spend up to 2 hours at our office on the day of the procedure. Following LASIK surgery, patients may experience moderate burning or itching in the eye. For many patients, their vision will be almost immediately improved, whereas, for others, the improvement may be gradual as the eyes heal. This depends on the amount of correction needed and how quickly you heal. Our eye doctors prescribe eye drops to use for about a week to aid in the healing process. You will also be given thorough instructions for aftercare.

In most cases, patients can return to work within a day or 2 after LASIK surgery. Most activities may be resumed almost immediately. You can get answers to additional questions on our LASIK FAQ page.

 

If you’ve been looking in the Oklahoma City area for a LASIK surgeon, you can request a free consultation at nJoy Vision or call our office at (405) 842-6060 to discuss your options with one of our specialists. You can also submit a LASIK self-evaluation test to learn if you’re a good LASIK candidate.

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