With Custom LASIK, the most advanced femtosecond laser technology is used to painlessly create a thin corneal flap in just a few seconds. The flap is carefully lifted to allow for a excimer laser treatment to restore the normal power of the cornea and eliminate your refractive errors (nearsightedness/far-sightedness). The flap is then replaced in its original position, allowing for rapid recovery of vision. The entire procedure typically takes less than 15 minutes for both eyes. If you want a safe, minimally invasive way to correct your vision with the most advanced, customizable treatments and fastest recovery, then Custom LASIK may be the right vision correction solution for you.
Every potential candidate for laser vision correction such as LASIK undergoes a meticulous screening process where we assess various factors including the shape of the eye, your current glasses prescription, and other factors such as your personality, profession and vision goals. The best candidates for LASIK are between 20-45 with mild-to-moderate degrees of myopia, astigmatism, or hyperopia. If you are over 45 or have conditions such as keratoconus, autoimmune disease, severe dry eye syndrome, or high degrees of myopia, then Dr Vrabec may recommend an alternative vision-correcting procedure such as the Visian ICL or refractive lens exchange at your consultation.
During your initial consultation, we will be able to determine if you are a candidate for Custom LASIK. Custom LASIK is 99% safe and effective in the properly selected patient, but some patients are not a candidate for the procedure due to thin corneas, dry eyes, or occupational concerns. Alternative laser vision procedures such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) or small incision lenticle extraction (SMILE) are alternative laser procedures that have similar excellent results to LASIK. In addition, there are safe and effective lens-based vision correction procedures such as the Visian ICL or refractive lens exchange (RLE) which avoid treating the cornea altogether to achieve similar, and in some cases superior visual results for presbyopia. Ready to learn more? Take our self test below!