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All-Laser Vision Correction


Laser Vision Correction that’s Truly Personalized
 
There has never been a laser vision correction procedure that offers the precision and accuracy of the Advanced CustomVue Procedure.  Since 2003, the Advanced CustomVue Procedure has continued to earn FDA approvals to treat the broadest range of vision imperfections possible, including mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and all types of astigmatism.
 
Today’s laser vision correction procedure is the most popular form of refractive the procedure for decreasing dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses.  Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, (LASIK) or laser vision correction, is an outpatient surgical procedure used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.  With laser vision correction, your ophthalmologist uses a laser to create a flap in the cornea (the clear covering of the eye) and a laser to reshape the cornea to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina. 
 
An Individualized Treatment
 
The Advanced CustomVue Procedure begins with an individual vision evaluation using our WaveScan System which creates a map of your eyes’ unique imperfections. The Advanced CustomVue Procedure uses the digital information from that map to design a custom treatment for each of your eyes. This WaveScan map information is then transferred to the STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser. The laser uses this information to apply a cool laser beam that reshapes your cornea to create a new curvature and correct your vision.
 
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 7out of 10 laser vision correction patients achieve 20/20 vision, but 20/20 does not always mean perfect vision.  If you have laser vision correction to correct your distance vision, you’ll probably still need reading glasses by around age 45.  However, if the laser vision correction procedure is appropriate for your eyes, join thousands of people who have benefited from this widely performed procedure.  Laser vision correction procedures are performed on site at Southside Eye Care.
 
Outstanding Results
 
Clinical studies presented to the FDA show that the Advanced CustomVue Procedure can potentially produce better vision than is possible with glasses or contact lenses.* In fact, clinical studies have shown that more patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their vision after the Advanced CustomVue Procedure than they were before with glasses or contact lenses.*
 
 
Other notable outcomes for specific indications show:*
 
• Ninety eight percent of mild to moderate nearsighted patients could see 20/20 or better one year after treatment.
 
• One hundred percent of mild to moderate nearsighted patients could pass a driving test without glasses or contact lenses one year after treatment.
 
 
*Data on file. AMO Development, LLC.

The laser vision correction procedure itself generally takes about fifteen minutes. The surgeon creates a flap in the cornea by laser. The flap is lifted to the side and the cool beam of the treatment laser is used to permanently reshape the cornea to improve your vision. The flap is then repositioned to its normal position.

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A shield protects the flap for the first day and night. Vision should be clear within the next few days. Healing after the procedure is often less painful than with other methods of refractive procedures since the laser removes tissue from the inside of the cornea and not the surface. If needed, eye drops can be taken for discomfort and usually are only needed for up to one week.

 

 




 

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