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    What Is the Difference Between Bladeless LASIK and Traditional LASIK?

    Last updated 6 years ago

    If you have been considering laser eye surgery to correct your vision problems, you might be curious about your options. You have most likely heard of traditional LASIK eye surgery, but there are other options that differ slightly, including bladeless LASIK. To learn about the basic differences between bladeless and traditional LASIK, take a look at the information below.

    Replacement of Blade with Laser: In a bladeless LASIK procedure, the LASIK eye surgeon uses a machine that employs a laser to create a flap in the cornea without the assistance of a blade. Some surgeons believe that by not using a blade, they can guarantee a safer procedure and outcome for patients. The advanced laser used is called a femtosecond laser.

    Surgery Time Variations: Bladeless LASIK procedures generally take a longer time to perform than traditional procedures. This is because the suction required to complete the different procedures varies greatly. The difference in procedure time can play an important role when choosing the best treatment for clients who may not be able to comfortably handle a longer medical procedure.

    Treatment for Different Conditions: In order to be eligible for traditional LASIK surgery, your eyes need to be in fairly stable condition. In addition, you need to have a thick enough cornea for the blade to slice through safely. If you have had to alter your prescription more than a couple of times over the last few years, this could be a sign that your eyes are better suited for a bladeless option. Your ophthalmologist can help you learn more about your eye condition and your candidacy for laser eye surgery.

    These are just a few of the major differences between bladeless and traditional LASIK surgeries. At Clear Advantage, our Portsmouth surgeons are skilled and experienced in correcting vision using both procedures. Call us today at (603) 379-6817 to discuss these and other procedures offered at our vision correction center. 

    Staar Surgical Presents Dr. Peters With A Front Page Article

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Adam Darisse, Territory Representative and Donald Fagen, Vice President of STAAR Surgical presented Dr. N. Timothy Peters, surgeon & medical director of Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center with a framed copy of the front page article written by Oliver Jenkins of Foster’s Daily Democrat.  The article, published on August 2, 2012 follows Jose Valdez, a patient at Clear Advantage, through his Visian implantable contact lens procedure. 

    The full article can be found at

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    LASIK Eye Surgery and Contact Lenses 101

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Choosing to correct your vision permanently is an exciting and important decision. To find out more about LASIK and other vision correction options, check out these links from around the web:

    • Learn how contact lenses work by reading this article on the Discovery Fit & Health website.
    • Find out what board certification for your LASIK surgeon means on the website of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
    • You can find advice to help you when choosing a LASIK surgeon on this page from
    • For additional information about Visian ICL, take a look at this page from the developer’s website.
    • Visian ICL is designed to correct myopia, or nearsightedness. Learn more about this condition by reading this article from the National Institutes of Health.

    Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center of Portsmouth offers exceptional care in the field of vision correction. Please visit us on the web or call (603) 379-6817 to find out more about how you can achieve 20/20 vision.

    Ladies Night at Clear Advantage - September 25th

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Back by popular demand - it’s Ladies Night at Clear Advantage!  Whether you’re a romantic lady, single baby or a sophisticated mama, you should join us on Tuesday, September 25th at 6pm for our Ladies Night LASIK seminar at 155 Borthwick Avenue!  Ladies, all attendees will receive a free gift and get a chance to win tons of free prizes.  We’re going to be giving great information about vision correction.. And did I mention, LOTS of chocolate!  Let me tell you all about LASIK and how it can literally change your life, just like it changed mine!  Come on – you know someone who had LASIK and you want it too, but you probably think you’re not a candidate or it’s too expensive.  In addition to our bladefree treatments and wavefront technology, did you know that LASIK has virtually no recovery time?  You can drive yourself to your follow up the next day!  Join me for our Ladies Night LASIK seminar, Tuesday, September 25th at 6pm.  There’s tons of free prizes and all attendees will receive a coupon for a free bladeless upgrade.  We’ll even talk about our 2 years of interest free financing!  And hey – just cause we are calling it ladies night, it doesn’t mean you can’t bring your man!  Seriously, what man wouldn’t want to be surrounded by a bunch of beautiful ladies… who will soon be glasses free …Register today, or, if you can’t make the seminar, fill out our information form and we will honor the same Bladefree upgrade for anyone who has their LASIK procedure by November 30, 2012.

    Visian ICL: The Advantages and How It Works

    Last updated 6 years ago

    If you suffer from vision problems, you understand the hassle that comes with maintaining and replacing contact lenses or eyeglasses. One option for vision correction that your ophthalmologist may be able to provide is Visian ICL. Consider the improvements in vision—and daily life—that Visian ICL may be able to provide for you.

    How Visian ICL Works

    An implantable contact lens (ICL) is exactly what it sounds like—a soft, durable contact lens that is implanted into your eye to aid your vision. The Visian ICL is made from a soft, foldable material called Collamer, which is similar to the collagen that makes up the natural lens of your eye and is not considered a foreign object by your body. It is inserted into your eye just behind the iris through a tiny incision during a short procedure performed by your ophthalmologist. Once in place, the ICL acts exactly like a normal contact lens. With Visian ICL, you can have clear, perfect vision every time you open your eyes.

    What Advantages Visian ICL Provides

    If you are not a good candidate for LASIK or PRK surgery because of extreme nearsightedness or other conditions, you may still be able to achieve perfect vision with Visian ICL. This lens takes only 15 minutes to implant, and the procedure can eliminate your need for eyeglasses or removable contact lenses. With over 55,000 procedures performed worldwide, the surgical procedure is safe, well-understood, and effective. Your quality of vision will dramatically improve the second you open your eyes, most often with 20/20 visual acuity or even better after surgery. The lens is invisible to outside observers and does not require maintenance or replacement once implanted, which can amount to big savings if you spend a significant amount on new contacts or glasses every year. Additionally, the implantation procedure leaves the lens of your eye intact and can be reversed, if desired.

    If you’re interested in receiving Visian ICL for vision correction, visit Clear Advantage of Portsmouth today to find out more about this simple procedure. Visit our website or call (603) 379-6817 today to schedule a consultation.

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