LASIK SURGERY is ELECTIVE–
GOOD VISION IS NOT
WE UNDERSTAND HOW VALUABLE YOUR SIGHT IS TO YOU
ONE OF OF THE AREA'S LEADING BOARD CERTIFIED OPHTHALMOLOGISTS
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Dr. Sichelman, one of the area’s leading Board certified Ophthalmologists is one of the only Lakeland eye surgeons to perform the latest, proven BLADELESS LASIK surgery. While many advances have been made in LASIK technology over the years, the most recent breakthrough with Bladeless LASIK is revolutionary. Bladeless LASIK now offers patients who were not previously candidates for LASIK the opportunity to see clearly, near or far, with out glasses or contacts.
Imagine what an improvement it would be to wake up in the morning and see clearly the moment you open your eyes. No more frustration from irritating contacts or lost glasses, you’ll just see what’s important, clearly.
Established in 1954, Lakeland Eye Clinic puts today’s finest technology in the caring hands of our caring physicians, It’s why every day, more people like you come and see some of the regions most respected eye surgeons, performing the most advanced and proven Refractive surgery, including BLADELESS LASIK, PRK, LRI, IOL and Clear Lens Exchange.
DO YOU LIKE WEARING CONTACTS OR GLASSES?
If not, then it’s time to consider LASIK. Because whatever you enjoy; sports, business or simply playing with you’re your children, you’ll enjoy it more, without glasses or contacts.
In LASIK, Laser-In-Situ Keratomileusis, the Excimer Laser is utilized for correcting vision. Our surgeon uses a microkeratome to create a corneal flap. The cool laser beam then gently reshapes the cornea, and the flap is closed. LASIK is an extremely effective outpatient procedure that is suitable not only for higher prescriptions but also patients with moderate to low prescriptions. The procedure itself takes only a few minutes to complete and involves minimal discomfort.
The benefits of LASIK surgery are many, and may include:
• Freedom from glasses or contacts
• Immediate vision improvement both near and far
• New activities and career opportunities
• Improved self-confidence.
WHAT IS BLADELESS LASIK?
In the LASIK and custom LASIK laser vision correction procedures, a flap of corneal tissue must be created and then folded back. The cornea is the transparent dome-like structure that covers the iris and pupil of your eye. By creating a flap in the cornea, the LASIK surgeon is able to perform the laser vision correction treatment on the inner layer of the cornea and allows for a rapid visual recovery.
With Bladeless LASIK, the LASIK surgeon uses a laser to create the corneal flap. This technology enables the LASIK surgeon the ability to customize the corneal flap for every individual LASIK patient. In recent studies done by IntraLase, this technology may now make it possible to treat those who were previously dismissed as non candidates due to thin corneas.
Our LASIK surgeons can now offer customization for you in all parts of the LASIK procedure: custom diagnosis (before the procedure), custom flap (Bladeless LASIK), and custom treatment (to complete the procedure).
CONFIDENCE IN YOUR DECISION
We recommend you contact us at Lakeland Eye Clinic for guidance. A FREE Bladeless LASIK consultation will determine what is the best treatment for you.
Studies have shown the incidence of dry eye symptoms may be reduced with Bladeless LASIK. With Bladeless LASIK and its customization components, LASIK surgeons can treat a wider variety of LASIK patients, including patients with thin corneas. Bladeless LASIK has been used in more than one million LASIK procedures worldwide.
ADDITIONAL TYPES OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY
While Lasik remains the most commonly known form of Refractive surgery, many advances have been made however, at Lakeland Eye Clinic we provide a complete approach to helping patients find the right solution for their vision needs. While our surgeons perform all types of refractive surgery, including; LASIK, PRK, LRI, and Clear Lens Exchange, the first step is a full medical examination. During this examination your doctor will assess the overall health of your eyes and discuss the best option(s) for your vision needs.
In PRK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, the Excimer Laser is also utilized for reshaping the cornea, but prior to the procedure some of the surface cells of the cornea, called the corneal epithelium, are removed. Some patients, due to individual variations in the eye's anatomy, may be better candidates for the PRK eye surgery procedure. These patients typically have a longer recovery time and may need pain medication for a few days.
Ultimately, patients have the same success with Photorefractive Keratectomy, as they do with LASIK.
With both PRK and LASIK, the greater your prescription, the longer your procedure takes. Even the most severe prescriptions require only about one minute of laser time and utilize only a topical anesthetic in the form of eye drops.
Although no procedure is perfect, Excimer Laser Technology allows for an unparalleled degree of precision and predictability. This makes laser vision correction, in our opinion, the best procedure available for suitable candidates. Each pulse of the laser can remove 39-millionths of an inch of tissue in 12-billionths of a second. This enables surgeons to achieve remarkable accuracy while maintaining excellent control throughout the procedure.
An LRI, Limbal Relaxing Incision, is performed by making tiny incisions at the edge of the cornea called the corneal limbus. By adjusting the length, depth, and location of these incisions, our surgeon can induce changes in the cornea. The effect of this procedure is to alleviate the corneal astigmatism while keeping the average corneal power untouched. This procedure, while often used in combination with cataract or clear lens exchange procedures, can be performed by itself as a means to correct vision in patients with corneal astigmatism.
With the advancements made in intraocular lens technology, a fairly new form of refractive surgery has started to gain in popularity. The clear lens exchange is an outpatient procedure where the eye’s natural lens is removed and an artificial lens is implanted. The advanced intraocular lens implanted is designed to correct for a full range of vision, including reading.
This is an added benefit that other refractive surgeries cannot offer. Aging of the eye’s natural lens eventually leads to presbyopia ( loss of accommodation). This means the eye’s natural lens loses the capability to focus on up close objects. Patients must resort to reading glasses and/or bifocals in order to see clearly up close. With clear lens exchange the intraocular lens implant is permanent which means a lifetime of clear vision.
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If your ready to dramatically improve your life and style, and to say goodbye to your your glasses or contacts, your choice is clear.
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