The physicians at Capitol Eye Care proudly offer bladeless LASIK, the modern version of LASIK eye surgery technology. Bladeless LASIK not only gives you better vision than traditional LASIK, but is even safer for your eyes. Unlike the manually-assisted blade used by the traditional LASIK procedure, bladeless LASIK now exclusively uses lasers for ultimate precision.
With “old’ LASIK, a blade was used to create a flap on the surface of the cornea. With bladeless LASIK, a high-speed laser creates this corneal flap instead of a blade. At Capitol Eye Care, we use the Ziemer Femtosecond laser. This laser reliably and precisely creates a flap of just the right diameter and thickness. Following creation of the flap, the Allegretto Wavelight laser precisely reshapes the cornea to correct nearsightedness, astigmatism, or farsightedness, depending on the patient’s preoperative refractive error (prescription). The marriage of these two technologies results in highly precise vision correction, and that makes for happy patients and surgeons.
While bladeless LASIK has proven to be safer than traditional LASIK because of traditional LASIK’s slower healing time and reliance on the surgeon’s manual dexterity, there are risks with any procedure. Capital Eye Center utilizes a safe, sterile environment and techniques for our patients’ health and safety.
If you are apprehensive about traditional LASIK, bladeless LASIK may be a great option for you.
Are you seeking a permanent solution for poor vision? After careful examination with a Capital Eye Care physician, it will be determined if bladeless LASIK is the best choice for you. Our new laser, the Ziemer, allows us to offer LASIK to patients who may not have been able to receive traditional LASIK eye surgery.
Bladeless LASIK is safe for:
Your ophthalmologist will assess your eligibility based on these factors: