LASIK utilizes state-of-the-art laser technology to reshape the eye’s cornea and to allow for improved refraction of light. This can ultimately correct a number of visual refractive errors and help patients attain significantly clearer vision. The LASIK procedure is a quick, outpatient treatment, and most patients begin experiencing clearer vision by the next day.
A Step By Step Look at LASIK at Infinity Eye Care Center
Step 1: Personalizing the Procedure
The first step in the LASIK process is to assess the individual characteristics of your eyes by using WaveScan technology. The WaveScan system is able to create a 3-D map of your eye, including any irregularities or imperfections. Our doctors are then able to utilize this information to create a treatment that is custom made, just for your eyes!
Step 2: Creating the LASIK Flap
After your treatment has been customized, anesthetic drops are applied to your eyes. A flap is then created using the Intralase Laser, a completely blade-free corneal method. This method also delivers outstanding visual results: more patients achieve 20/20 or better vision when Intralase is used.
Steps 3 Correcting Your Vision
With both your customized treatment plan and your corneal flap completed, our doctors are now ready to correct your vision – and change your life! The flap is gently lifted, revealing the inner corneal tissue. This tissue is reshaped to mimic the vision correction you have been receiving from your contact lenses or glasses prescription. This procedure is very brief, usually lasting less than 10 minutes.
Step 4: Completing the Surgery
Once the corneal tissue has been reshaped, the flap is closed and realigned to its original position. No stitches are required, as the natural suction seals the flap securely and permanently.
If you are looking for an effective way to correct visual refractive errors and diminish your dependence on eyewear, you may be a candidate for LASIK. During your initial LASIK consultation, our doctor will evaluate the condition of your eyes and determine if this procedure is best for your needs.
LASIK is one of the most popular vision correction treatments available. This advanced laser procedure has helped people all over the world reduce – and even eliminate – their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. The only way to accurately determine if LASIK can be performed on your eyes is to be evaluated by one of our experienced eye doctors. There are a few basic candidacy requirements that all individuals must meet before LASIK can be performed.
Good candidates for LASIK include:
- Individuals who are at least 18 years old
- Individuals who have had a stable vision prescription for a period of one year or longer
- Individuals who are in relatively good overall health
- Individuals who have corneas that are thick enough to undergo the procedure
- Individuals who are not currently suffering from certain eye diseases, including glaucoma or cataracts
It’s important to remember that many patients qualify as candidates for LASIK; however, for those who do not, there are a variety of alternatives to LASIK that can provide many of the same benefits. These alternatives can include options such as Flapless LASIK and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE).
If you are considering LASIK eye surgery, we suggest scheduling a pre-operative evaluation to determine if you are a candidate. You may also complete our LASIK Self-Evaluation quiz online, and one of our Patient Advocates will contact you to discuss arranging your V.I.P. consultation.
The pre-operative exam at Infinity Eye Care Center is a thorough eye exam designed to evaluate your corneas, your overall eye health, and your LASIK candidacy. The Infinity Eye Care Center carefully screens patients to determine if they are qualified for LASIK. Our practice is a state-of-the-art laser facility, utilizing some of the best diagnostic equipment available. If you are searching for options to correct your vision and diminish your reliance on corrective eyewear, now is a great time to schedule a complimentary consultation and find out if LASIK is the best treatment for your needs.
Monovision LASIK is a treatment that can help patients suffering from presbyopia – farsightedness caused by the loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye, usually affecting individuals over 40. This treatment is ideal for presbyopic patients who would like to reduce their dependence on bifocals in order to clearly see objects at near or far distances.
For people over the age of 40 who are considering laser vision correction, Monovision LASIK is another option. After the age of 40, we begin to lose the ability to focus the lens of our eyes, thus resulting in the need for reading glasses. This is not caused by disease or illness – it is just a natural part of the aging process.
When the ability to focus is lost, the eyes cannot adjust or focus images at different distances. This issue is called Presbyopia. Bifocal glasses are usually prescribed to correct this, enabling vision to be acceptable for both distance and near vision. Presbyopia can also be corrected with Monovision LASIK. In this laser procedure, one eye is corrected for distance and one eye for near vision. Typically, the eye that is corrected for distance is the dominant eye.
- How many LASIK procedures has Dr. Shahid performed?
Dr. Shahid has performed over 10,000 successful laser vision correction procedures. He was the first surgeon in the Karachi to perform the LASIK procedure utilizing Alcon fifth generation technology.Am I a candidate for LASIK?
LASIK surgery is ideal for patients with prescriptions between -12.0 and +4.0 and with mild to severe astigmatism. Only an in-depth evaluation can truly determine if a patient is a LASIK candidate. The Infinity Eye Care Center offers LASIK consultations for all interested patients. Call 0321-897-3761 or 0344-259-3661 to schedule your LASIK consultation.How soon after LASIK surgery will I see well?
Each patient is different and the eye drops given during the procedure can cause some blurring. Many patients notice a dramatic improvement even as they leave the office. Typically, five out of five patients can pass a driving test without glasses or contact lenses after the treatment.How soon after the procedure can I bathe or shower?
You can bathe or shower the same day. However, it is important to avoid getting soap or water directly in your eyes. Also, it is important to avoid rubbing your eyes during the first month after having the procedure.When can I drive?
You should not drive the day of the procedure. After that, you may drive when you feel confident that your visual acuity and eye comfort allow you to drive safely.When may I return to work?
Most patient go back to work full-time the day after treatment. It is rare that an additional day or two is required before returning to work. We recommend that you take it easy for a couple of days and that you refrain from strenuous exercise for a least a week as this can traumatize the eye and affect healing.
Please complete the form below. Once you submit the form one of our Patient Advocates will contact you and answer any questions you may have and schedule you for a V.I.P. LASIK Consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!
ince the 1990s, laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, has helped millions of people to see the world more clearly, free from glasses and contact lenses. In the years since its introduction, constant technological advances have made an already safe and effective procedure even safer, more effective, and more predictable. These same advances have also made LASIK available to more people, to the point that many patients who might have been turned away as unsuitable candidates for laser vision correction years ago are now able to enjoy the freedom from corrective lenses that LASIK can bring.
Since the mid-1990s, laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK and PRK have helped millions of people to see the world more clearly, free from glasses and contact lenses. These procedures, also called laser refractive surgeries, use a heatless, computer-guided laser, called an excimer laser, to reshape the clear tissue at the front of the eye, called the cornea. Modern laser refractive surgery is a safe, comfortable, predictable procedure that can treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia.
The laser refractive surgery specialists at Infinity Eye Care Center have the combined experience of over 10,000 LASIK and PRK procedures to draw on. Our ongoing commitment is to provide patients with only the newest, safest vision correction technology. Below, you will find information on a variety of topics related to LASIK treatment at our practice, along with links to more detailed pages. Please contact The Infinity Eye Care Center with any questions you may have, or to schedule a consultation and vision evaluation. We look forward to hearing from you!