Do you wake up every morning wishing the constraints of visual aids like glasses and contact lenses didn’t hold you back? Here at Hayden Vision, our expert team of LASIK surgeons is here to help you realize your dreams of visual freedom. With the most state-of-the-art technology available, we’re here to help you see without boundaries.
LASIK is a laser vision correction procedure that corrects refractive errors. These include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Refractive errors occur when your cornea is an irregular shape. The cornea should be round, like a basketball, but if you have a refractive error, it may be closer to that of a football, especially if you have astigmatism.
LASIK uses an excimer and femtosecond laser to reshape the cornea and correct refractive errors. What’s more, patients who have LASIK end up with better vision than they could achieve with visual aids.
That’s because LASIK corrects vision far beyond a patient’s original prescription, allowing them to achieve the best eyesight they’ve ever had, including with visual aids. By reshaping the cornea, LASIK is a permanent procedure that has helped millions achieve their dreams of incredible vision.
During LASIK, you’ll have a flap made in the cornea with a femtosecond laser. Then, an excimer laser is used to access the tissue in the cornea that requires reshaping. Hayden Vision exclusively uses the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q excimer laser to reshape the cornea.
The Allegretto Wave Eye-Q excimer laser is unique because it uses a wavefront-optimized treatment algorithm. The laser reshapes your cornea and improves your vision far beyond what your original prescription could.
It’s critical to ensure that this treatment is smooth, leaving no ridges or valleys in the corneal center or along the edges. When there are no ridges or valleys, there is a smooth surface that light can travel through, providing excellent vision in bright lighting or darkness.
It’s been proven that wavefront-optimized technology provides the most accurate treatment, reducing the likelihood of issues with night vision, glare, or halos.
When you choose Hayden Vision for your LASIK procedure, you only get the best in the form of Allegretto Wave Eye-Q technology. What sets this apart from other technologies available?
Ultimate Precision and Control
Allegretto Wave technology considers your unique corneal curvature to implement precise laser spot application with the highest safety and accuracy standards. The laser constantly checks the eye’s position at a rate of more than 400 times per second.
Having this in place gauges the slightest movements and guarantees the laser is accurately calibrated to the dimensions of your eye. Patients have the most optimal results custom calibrated and tailored to their eyes.
Unmatched Speed and Power
With over 400 pulses per second, the laser measures every tiny eye movement and rapidly adjusts to conform to each change. This tremendous speed ensures a depth of accuracy you won’t see in other LASIK procedures.
Incredible energy controls calibrate the laser’s strength to ensure the most accurate matching of the eye and provide patients with the most precise treatment possible.
Clarity Without Worry
With Allegretto Wave technology, the laser’s speed and precision measure the cornea’s peripheral edges to better preserve and protect its original shape and contour more closely. Protecting the cornea’s original shape and contour gives patients the highest optical clarity.
It also eliminates unwanted side effects often associated with older and potentially less effective laser technologies. With other older lasers, the correction area or “optical zone” was limited to the front center of the cornea.
This left a sharp edge that caused irritating side effects like halos, glare, and reduced night vision. The Allegretto Wave, however, uses 400 pulses per second to more accurately measure the corneal contours to maximize the correction area with a smoother peripheral edge, significantly reducing the risk of any side effects.
As potentially life changing as LASIK can be, it’s not suitable for everyone. However, you may be a good LASIK candidate if the following applies to you:
- You’re at least 18 years old
- Your prescription is stable and hasn’t changed in a year or more
- You’re in good health
- Your eyes are healthy, and if you have a condition like dry eye syndrome, it’s currently under control
- You’re not currently pregnant or nursing
- You have realistic expectations about what LASIK can help you achieve
Because these are only some factors considered for LASIK candidacy, you owe it to yourself to schedule a LASIK consultation at Hayden Vision! The consultation includes other things like measuring the thickness of your corneas, which you cannot find out on your own.
That’s part of why you must have a LASIK consultation. And if you’re considering LASIK, 85% of potential candidates qualify, so the odds are in your favor.
If for some reason, you don’t qualify for LASIK, it’s nothing to fret about. Your ophthalmologist will review alternative procedures they think you’ll be more suitable for, like PRK or the EVO Visian ICL.
If you’re considering LASIK, the cost may keep you from going all-in on this fantastic vision correction procedure. Although many assume that LASIK is unaffordable and won’t fit their budget, this is extremely far from the truth!
If you can afford to spend 5 dollars a day on coffee, then you can afford LASIK. At Hayden Vision, we offer LASIK for the low and highly affordable price of $1500 per eye.
Many LASIK patients use our financing options, like CareCredit or Alphaeon Credit. When you choose one of these, you can pay for LASIK upfront without worrying about saving up for the procedure.
We offer affordable and flexible monthly payments to ensure LASIK fits your budget. Don’t you owe it to yourself to say yes to better vision and the ultimate investment in yourself?
After LASIK, your eyes may be itchy, scratchy, or dry, but this should only last a few days and go away on its own. You’ll want to rest after getting home from your procedure.
Stay away from strenuous exercising, wearing eye makeup, and any bodies of water for at least a month to prevent infection. Most patients notice almost immediate visual improvements in the hours following LASIK.
Although it can take about 3-6 months for your eyes to completely heal after LASIK, you’ll continue to see your vision improving after the procedure. Remember to attend all follow-up appointments to ensure your eyes are healing correctly.
Though rare, if there are any complications or infections, they can be caught and treated early on. As you get used to your new and extraordinary vision, you’ll see the world with new and amazing clarity. Colors will be more vibrant, details will be effortless to see, and you’ll finally be able to wake up without visual aids.
What are you waiting for? Find out if you could be a good LASIK candidate by requesting your LASIK consultation at Hayden Vision in Evansville, IN, today!
Experience the freedom of clearer vision with LASIK, a popular and life-changing procedure for permanent vision correction. At Hayden Vision, we are committed to providing you with exceptional care and helping you achieve reduced dependence on visual aids.
Before you can schedule your LASIK procedure, you must ensure you are a good candidate. The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for LASIK is to schedule a consultation with your experienced eye surgeon at Hayden Vision.
In general, you must be eighteen or older, have a stable eyeglass prescription for at least two years, and have healthy eyes. Pregnancy, certain eye conditions, or taking certain medications may affect your candidacy for LASIK.
During LASIK surgery, your LASIK surgeon creates a thin flap in the cornea using a laser. The flap is lifted, and the underlying cornea is reshaped using a different laser.
The reshaping of the cornea will correct your natural refractive error, allowing you to see the world with clarity with reduced dependence on visual aids. The flap is then placed back into position, and the cornea heals naturally without the need for stitches.
LASIK is an outpatient procedure, meaning you will get to go home the same day. Your LASIK surgeon will provide you with post-operative instructions, which may include the use of eye drops, avoiding certain activities, and attending follow-up appointments.
It is important that you follow these instructions closely to avoid any possible complications and ensure that your healing process is smooth. Most people are able to resume most of their normal activities, including work, within a day or two of the procedure.
You will also need to visit your eye doctor for a follow-up appointment the day after your procedure and periodically after that to ensure your eyes are healing appropriately.
LASIK surgery typically takes less than thirty minutes to perform for both eyes. However, the actual time may vary depending on the complexity of your case.
It’s also important to note that this time frame only accounts for the actual procedure and doesn’t include the time needed for the time you will need to be at the practice before and after the procedure. After LASIK surgery, most people typically need to rest for a short period of time before being allowed to go home.
There is no guarantee that LASIK will completely eliminate the need for corrective eyewear in all cases. While the goal of LASIK is to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses, some people may still require them for certain activities or tasks.
Also, although LASIK will allow you to experience many years of clear vision, it will not prevent you from experiencing vision changes due to any other eye conditions you may develop in the future. It’s important for you to discuss your expectations and any concerns you may have with your LASIK surgeon before undergoing the procedure.
Do you have more questions about LASIK? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Hayden Vision in Evansville, IN, today!