Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, more commonly known as LASIK, has been helping people all across the world reclaim their eyesight.Since the LASIK surgery’s beginnings, various technologies have significantly improved, allowing for vision correction to be more effective than ever for those suffering from nearsightedness or farsightedness, with or without astigmatism.. The following is an overview of what to expect from one of the most advanced vision correction methods: Zyoptix customized LASIK eye surgery.
What it Corrects
LASIK eye surgery has been proven to eliminate vision problems caused by common conditions of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. LASIK can not, however, cure presbyopia, which occurs sometime after 40 year of age. It is part of the natural aging process whereby we will all eventually require the use of specticals to clearly read and/or see the computer.
The LASIK Procedure
The cornea of the eye is responsible for bending light to allow it to pass through the lens to the retina, which sends electrical signals to the brain to create the images you see. When the cornea is misshapen, however, the light is not refracted correctly, and the image sent to the brain becomes blurred. During LASIK surgery, a laser reshapes the cornea, removing the microscopic bits of tissue that are the cause of refraction problems.
The Zyoptix Difference
While traditional LASIK eye surgery benefits people greatlyZyoptix customized LASIK eye surgery benefits people who have a higher prescription, thinner corneas or a significant amount of astigmatism. Every eye is unique, and as a result, some vision problems are one-of-a-kind. These individual defects are known as optical aberrations. Unlike traditional LASIK, Zyoptix can identify and fix these aberrations. Using advanced technologies like the Orbscan and Zywave, Dr. N. Timothy Peters is able to identify aberrations and program the Technolas 217z excimer laser to quickly and accurately correct them.
The Zyoptix customized LASIK procedure is available exclusively in New Hampshire at Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center. Schedule your comprehensive evaluation to find out if you are a candidate for LASIK by contacting Clear Advantage. Call (603) 501-5000, or visit us on line for more information.
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