Laser Vision Correction
LASIK is the most common procedure used to treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. iLASIK is the most advanced laser vision correction that combines the wavefront guided laser vision correction technology of Customvue with the safety and precision of the Intralase FS flap creation laser. iLASIK is an all-laser LASIK procedure, involving no blades and is fully customized, greatly reducing the risk for human error. Wavefront guided laser vision correction can provide sharper vision because it can address higher order optical aberrations in your eye unlike traditional LASIK.
Bruening Eye Specialists, located in the Sioux City Metro region, offers a free consultation to determine if you are a candidate for laser vision correction and to see which procedure is right for you.
Prior to LASIK surgery we will evaluate your eyes thoroughly using corneal topography and state-of-the-art medical equipment that maps the corneal surface of your eye. This equipment is important for eye disease and LASIK evaluations.
LASER VISION CORRECTION FAQ
Is LASIK right for me?
However, LASIK is not for everyone. Dr. Bruening will analyze your eyes to see if you are a LASIK candidate. When you come in for your free LASIK consultation, Dr. Bruening will evaluate your cornea’s thickness, the shape of your cornea and the level of correction you have in your eyes. She will take an in depth history of your eyes and consider family conditions or medical conditions to make sure that LASIK is safe for you. Every person has unique eyes and we will tailor our recommendations to each person considering LASIK surgery.
What steps are involved in LASIK surgery?
What's the difference between LASIK and IntraLASIK surgery?
Although the risks are low with Traditional (bladed) LASIK, here are some of the risk involved:
- Damaged Flaps
- Torn or wrinkled Flaps
- Buttonhole flaps
- Decentered flaps
- Epithelial loosening or defect
- Poorly adherent flap
Several studies have shown that the all laser method (Intralase) can decrease the risks of flap creation. They have also shown that all laser LASIK (Intralase) results in better vision, greater safety, and a higher degree of precision.
In addition, the Intralase allows Dr. Bruening to make a thinner, more precise flap. This will help preserve more of your corneal tissue which decreases the risk of weakening your cornea that can lead to keratoconus.
One of the major reasons Lasik surgeons do not endorse or use the Intralase is because of costs. Dr. Bruening believes that every patient deserves the best technology and treatment.