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What is LASIK?
LASIK is the most common type of laser vision correction procedure. It is an extremely effective treatment for many prescriptions, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. LASIK is currently one of the most frequently performed healthcare procedures chosen by a million Americans each year.

LASIK is an outpatient procedure that usually takes about 5 minutes to perform on each eye and the results can be rapid and dramatic. Most patients can see well enough the next day to drive a car without correction. Keep in mind results vary depending on each individual's healing abilities.

Lasik is done under topical drop anesthetic.  A thin corneal flap is created using the Bausch & Lomb Victus femtosecond laser.  The eye is centered beneath the Bausch & Lomb Technolas excimer laser and the cornea is reshaped by removing microscopic layers of cells from beneath the flap.  The flap is repositioned and the edges heal within a few hours.  The treated cornea allows light to focus properly on the center of the retina creating a clear image.

Personalized LASIK with Bausch & Lomb Zyoptix System
Your eye is as unique as your own fingerprint, with its own special shape and complex characteristics that make it unlike any other. The best treatment is one that is unique to you. To better understand your particular vision and any impairments you may have, the Zyoptix® system maps thousands of data points —giving Dr. Palmon a fully detailed, three-dimensional picture of your cornea’s shape and characteristics. We can then provide a unique excimer laser treatment for each eye, resulting in personalized vision correction that is as individual as your eye.

Small imperfections in the shape of the eye can cause a scattering of light, which in turn can contribute to vision impairment. This scattering of light forms distinct patterns within the eye known as aberrations. The innovative design of the Zyoptix®personalized laser vision correction system allows us to measure these aberrations, then plan a treatment that exactly matches the eye’s individual vision errors.

Patients who are not good candidates for Lasik may still be candidates for advanced surface laser treatment or PRK.

The skill of the surgeon and the skill of his staff are critical when choosing a LASIK surgeon. Dr. Palmon has performed thousands of laser vision corrections. In fact, Dr. Palmon has been an investigator for laser vision correction since 1993 and performed the first LASIK in Southwest Florida in 1996.

Have more questions? We’re here to help. Call us today and we’ll schedule for you a free consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction.

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