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, all-laser technique to safely improve vision for patients from throughout the OKC region, including Norman, Moore, and surrounding areas with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.

What Is All-Laser 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, helping to protect 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 much does LASIK Cost?

LASIK is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. The cost of LASIK eye surgery varies depending on your needs.  In 2020, the average price for LASIK in the U.S. was $2,632 per eye. However, the actual price you pay for LASIK eye surgery depends on the condition of your eyes. It is important to have an evaluation of your eyes performed by a LASIK surgeon or eye doctor to determine your specific needs, the technique, and approach that is right for you so that they can provide a customized treatment plan for you and provide an accurate estimate of the cost for your LASIK treatment.

How Is LASIK Performed?

We use anesthetic drops to numb the eye before the LASIK procedure. Using a femtosecond laser, the eye surgeon creates a thin flap in the top layer of the cornea. After gently lifting the flap, the surgeon 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 With the iDESIGN Refractive Studio®

At nJoy Vision, we are committed to providing our LASIK patients with the best possible results by using the most advanced technology available. With the iDESIGN Refractive Studio® from Johnson & Johnson, the next generation of personalized iLASIK treatment is available at nJoy Vision.

This exciting LASIK technology is the first and only system to use topography-integrated, wavefront-guide technology to analyze the entire eye, inside and out, for a truly customized LASIK experience. Combining the iFS® Advanced Femtosecond Laser with the STAR S4 IR® Excimer Laser, the iDESIGN System allows nJoy Vision to serve more patients than ever before as it has received FDA approval to treat people with myopia, hyperopia, mixed astigmatism, and for Monovision in presbyopic myopic patients.

This all-laser LASIK procedure begins with wavefront analysis of five measurements taken in a single, one-click capture sequence to detail the imperfections in a patient’s vision. The iDESIGN Refractive Studio® then scans the outside surface of the eye, measuring and analyzing tiny variations in curvature and elevation. The combination of the two measurements is the foundation of a one-of-a-kind LASIK procedure tailored for each patient.

Once these measurements have been taken, and a unique 3D image of the eye is generated, the iFS® Advanced Femtosecond Laser is used to create a corneal flap of precise size, shape, and depth based on each patient’s visual characteristics. Finally, the computer-guided STAR S4 IR® Excimer Laser corrects vision problems by reshaping the cornea with pinpoint accuracy.

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 takes only about 15 minutes, but patients should expect to spend up to 2 hours at our center 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 two after LASIK surgery and resume most activities almost immediately. You can get answers to additional questions on our LASIK FAQs page.

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