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LASIK TECHNOLOGY

 

Ocala Eye offers CustomVue™ custom LASIK and Epi-LASIK at our surgery center in Ocala, Florida. CustomVue™ uses Wavefront™ technology to precisely map the individual differences in each eye. The Wavefront™ scan is 25 times more accurate than standard methods used for glasses and contacts. An Excimer laser then reshapes the cornea to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Ocala Eye makes LASIK affordable to free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses. We offer complimentary consultations, and finance plans are available to fit any budget including interest-free options.

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What makes Wavefront™ technology important?

Wavefront™ was originally designed for use in astrophysics to help detect and reduce visual aberrations in telescope lenses. When used in laser vision correction, Wavefront™ analyzes how light waves travel through your eyes, mapping out the distortions and imperfections unique to your vision. This 3D map is then saved. The computer-guided Excimer laser will correct the surface of your eyes based on the information on the 3D map. Since your own unique visual distortions are accurately assessed and precisely corrected, the possibility of achieving 20/20 vision or better is increased.

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How LASIK works

LASIK (Laser-Assisted Stromal In-situ Keratomileusis) is a popular refractive surgery procedure used to treat patients suffering from myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. The procedure is a combination of keratomileusis, which involves cutting of the cornea, and Excimer laser photoablation, which uses a laser to reshape the surface of the eye. The cool ultraviolet beam of the laser delivers a preprogrammed number of pulses to correct and reshape the exposed surface of the eye. The corneal flap is then put back into place where it heals without the need for stitches.

How Epi-LASIK works

Epi-LASIK (Epithelial Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) is a laser vision correction procedure performed for patients who may not be good candidates for traditional LASIK. People who qualify for Epi-LASIK may have thin corneas, dry eyes, or other conditions. During the Epi-LASIK procedure, the epithelium (the thin outer layer covering the cornea) is lifted with a non-cutting instrument. The cornea is then reshaped with a laser as it would be during a normal LASIK procedure. Though the visual recovery time is generally slower than traditional LASIK, the visual outcome is the same.

When you visit Ocala Eye for a laser eye surgery consultation, one of our surgeons will review your vision correction options and discuss the risks and benefits of each procedure.

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To schedule a FREE Wavefront™ custom LASIK evaluation in the Ocala, Florida area, contact our refractive coordinator at Ocala Eye today.  


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