Most patients are surprised to find that “traditional” LASIK is not performed entirely with lasers. The first step in traditional LASIK, creating the flap, is performed using a hand-held mechanical blade (microkeratome). Only the second step, reshaping the cornea, is performed using a laser. This blade and laser combination is simply no longer the safest LASIK procedure available, and is not used at Valley Eye Associates. However, there are many surgeons who still utilize this outdated method.
With Blade-Free iLASIK, the metal blade has been eliminated – and that means one of the most frequent causes of complications has been eliminated. iLASIK at Valley Eye Associates gives you the peace of mind that your treatment will be performed entirely with the safety and accuracy of computer controlled, cold beam lasers. This advanced technology provides Dr. Vrabec unprecedented control and precision during your procedure, offering you a premium level of safety and accuracy.
For the CustomVue™ treatment, we capture a fingerprint of your vision, which is then transferred to the laser, allowing us to correct minute details in your vision that glasses and contacts cannot. With CustomVue™, you may see better than you ever have before!
As part of the VISX CustomVue™ technology, Iris Registration is very similar to an eye scanner. This advanced technology maps points on the iris and focuses the laser using those points. This creates a more individualized adjustment that in turn, further improves and enhances the quality of your laser vision correction treatment.
With the ultra high precision IntraLase iFS laser, creating the corneal flap is now safer and more accurate. By eliminating the blade once used in traditional LASIK, our patients enjoy a premium level of safety.
The VISX Star S4 laser offers you the highest level of accuracy. This laser is accurate to 0.25 microns, an amazing feature when you consider a human hair is about 70 microns thick. And with 3-D Active Eye Tracking technology, it’s the only system that allows the surgeon to track your eye movement in all three dimensions.
We take pride in the fact that we specialize in the most state-of-the-art techniques available in LASIK today. The best technology, combined with our dedication to exceptional patient care and satisfaction, has made Valley Eye Associates one of the leading LASIK providers in the state of Wisconsin.
Having LASIK is a big decision and it’s important to research for the best technology, along with the most experienced surgeon.
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