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Information on Lasek Surgery

Better Vision – Improved Safety – No-Cut, No-Flap

The Refractive Surgeons at Andersen Eye Associates can now correct vision in a way that is safer and more precise!

Laser Vision Correction (LASEK) reshapes the cornea to more accurately focus light onto the back of the eye. Two great new technologies, CustomVue WaveFront ablation, plus Bladeless, All-Laser, No-Cut, No-Flap LASEK can help you improve your vision without the discomfort of other techniques.

As laser technology has improved, a variety of laser vision correction techniques have been developed that are safe and accurate. Today’s most advanced laser vision correction procedures have raised technology to new levels, providing these advantages to patients who undergo the surgery:

  • The majority of patients achieve better than 20/20 vision with laser vision correction
  • Reduces the chances for night vision glare
  • Reduces dependency on glasses or contact lenses

Find out if you are a candidate for Lasek Surgery!

    Are you at least 21 years of age?*

    Do you wear contact lenses?*

    If yes to the above, hard lenses or soft lenses?

    Have you had any previous eye surgeries?

    Have you ever been diagnosed with cataracts?

    What are the advantages of LASEK over LASIK?

    • LASEK is safer because there is no flap created in the cornea, so all flap-related complications are eliminated!
    • Because there is no flap, LASEK preserves more corneal tissue and allows higher amounts of correction to be performed during laser treatment on the eye—as high as -14.00 D in certain cases! For this reason, LASEK is also preferred in patients with thin or irregular corneas.
    • LASEK is more comfortable than PRK because the skin is put back into place rather than discarded, allowing for more rapid visual recovery without significant discomfort.
    • LASEK is a better choice for people who are concerned about procedures that require cutting the eye.

    Is LASEK for Everyone?

    • If you are at least 21 years of age, have generally healthy eyes, and wear corrective glasses or contact lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism, you may be a good candidate for CustomVue LASEK!

    What Is Myopia Or Nearsightedness?

    • Myopia is caused by a steeply curved cornea or elongated eye. People with myopia are able to see close objects clearly, but distant objects appear blurry.

    What Is Hyperopia Or Farsightedness?

    • Hyperopia occurs when the cornea is too flat or the eye is too short and light rays focus behind the retina. Both near and distant vision are usually blurry for farsighted people.