Salt Lake City, Utah Lasik Surgery
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Dr. Davis is one of the most experienced LASIK Surgeons in the United States, having performed over 25,000 LASIK and PRK procedures. With this experience and the knowledge of our staff, we look forward to comfortably guiding you through the entire process.
Our caring staff will see you through every step of the way, from preoperative care through the procedure and the postoperative care processes. Davis Vision Center is one of the leading LASIK centers in the Salt Lake City, Utah area - give us a call today and we will be happy to answer your questions and work with you on your path to better vision!
Davis Vision Center is excited to now offer the iLasik procedure which utilizes the VISX Star S4 with Iris registration and the new Intralase blade-free laser.
Davis Vision Center is dedicated to providing the ultimate experience in Laser Vision Correction. We start with the latest in technology, featuring multiple Laser platforms including the New Intralase Laser flap creation and the VISX Star S4 IR with iris registration which memorizes spots on your iris so that it can precisely track your eye movements during the procedure.
What Is the Difference Between conventional LASIK and Custom LASIK?
Both procedures are performed with the Visx Star IR Excimer laser. The main difference in the two is the utilization of the Wavefront analyzer in custom LASIK. This Custom Vue wavefront system identifies and measures specific imperfections called high order aberrations in a patients eyes making it 25 times more precise than standard measurements. The WaveScan system transfers the digital data to the Star S4 Excimer laser which is used to perform the treatment on the patients eye. In addition, the advanced Custom Vue procedure uses an FDA approved Visx Iris registration technology, a non- contact method of aligning the treatment to the cornea, providing precise laser alignment accuracy, even with patient movement during the procedure.
The advanced Custom Vue procedure has earned approval to treat the broadest range of vision imperfections possible, including mild to severe nearsightedness (up to 11 diopters of correction) farsightedness, all types of of astigmatism.
Conventional LASIK is still an excellent choice for many patients but is not as effective with high order abberations. Dr. Davis carefully analyzes the option that is right for you. He will recommend a treatment based on the level of aberrations on the front surface of your eyes.
Overview of Refractive Laser Eye Surgery
Refractive laser eye surgery, is a procedure where a laser is used to correct vision problems. In recent years, tremendous advancements have been made in this field. After refractive laser eye surgery, many patients report seeing better than they have ever seen before.
All refractive laser eye surgeries work by reshaping the cornea, or the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye. There are a few different types of refractive laser eye surgeries including:
LASIK- Short for laser in-situ keratomileusis, this laser eye surgery is used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, and/or have astigmatism. During LASIK laser eye surgery, vision is corrected by using an excimer laser to reshape the underlying corneal tissue so that it can properly focus light onto the retina. Excimer stands for excited dimmer because this laser uses a mixture of two gases to produce the laser light. LASIK laser eye surgery differs from others in that a flap is made in the outer layer of the cornea so that the underlying tissue can be accessed.
PRK- Short for photorefractive keratectomy, this laser eye surgery is used to correct mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. During PRK laser eye surgery, an eye surgeon uses a laser to reshape the cornea. This excimer laser, which delivers a cool pulsing beam of ultraviolet light, is used on the surface of the cornea, rather than beneath a flap of corneal tissue as is done is LASIK.
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