All-laser LASIK – Your Bladeless Alternative
Are you interested in having all-laser LASIK? Also known as bladeless LASIK, this safe, accurate procedure can give you 20/20 vision or better in just seconds. Read on to learn more about all-laser LASIK, or watch a video on all-laser LASIK to learn more about how the procedure is performed.
Why Should I Have All-laser LASIK?
Here are just some of the many benefits you can expect from all-laser-LASIK:
Amazing results – Thanks to recent advancements in technology, all-laser LASIK can give you even sharper vision that it could a few short years ago.
A quick procedure – The entire process take around 15 minutes.
Comfort – Most likely, you will experience minimal discomfort or pain.
Quick recovery time – All-laser LASIK usually allows you to get back to work the next day.
Freedom from glasses and contacts – Run, surf or toss the football around without the nuisance of corrective lenses.
Affordability – Expert surgeons offer all-laser LASIK at reasonable prices. If you can’t afford to pay up front, there are a number of financing options available. Prices vary, but in general you should expect to pay $2,000 per eye or more for wavefront-guided all-laser LASIK.
The All-laser Difference: Two Lasers Instead of One
You have probably heard that all forms of LASIK involve the creation of a flap in the outer layers of the cornea. How all-laser LASIK differs — and one reason you might prefer it — is that no blades are used. Instead, a special laser called a femtosecond laser is used to create the flap. You’re also less likely to experience halos or glare at night with all-laser LASIK. It should come as no surprise that millions of patients just like you have chosen all-laser LASIK to transform their lives and enhance their lifestyles.
Advantages and Disadvantages
You’re less likely to have complications with all-laser LASIK, and your vision is likely to be better than with traditional LASIK. And thanks to the most recent advancements, your procedure should last 15 minutes or less. However, you should expect to pay a little more for all-laser LASIK than you would for traditional LASIK.
Risks, Complications, Side Effects
All-laser LASIK is a very safe procedure, and if you do have complications they are likely to be temporary. That being said, all surgical procedures have risks. Possible risks of all-laser LASIK include infection, fluctuating and/or blurred vision, glare and/or halos around lights, reduced quality of vision, overcorrection and undercorrection.
Some side effects of all-laser LASIK can be addressed down the road through touch-up surgery. If you have questions about this, ask your refractive surgeon for additional information.
Are you a Candidate?
You must be over 21 years old and have stable vision to have LASIK. It is also important that you have realistic expectations of the outcome, and accept the potential risks and complications of the procedure.
Prices vary, but expect to pay upwards of $2,000 per eye if your surgeon uses wavefront-guided technology to assess your refractive error. But it’s a small price to pay for excellent vision and a lower risk of complications.