What is Bladeless LASIK?

Improve Your Vision with Laser Eye Surgery

LASIK, one of the most common and successful eye procedures, has given about 10 million people freedom from the drudgery and expense of contacts and glasses.

Our doctors at Capitol Eye Care perform bladeless LASIK with the latest technology available for laser eye surgery. Today’s laser eye surgery is safer and more precise than traditional LASIK performed by hand with an automated blade.

Ophthalmologists use LASIK, or situ keratomileusis, to treat conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Laser eye surgery has few side effects and many benefits. Wearing contacts and glasses may become a distant memory after surgery.

Want to change how you see? Contact Capitol Eye Care today.

Our LASIK center at Capitol Eye care has the latest technology available to restore your vision. Our experienced and board-certified ophthalmic surgeons and our state-of-the-art facility will assure that you have the best experience possible.

The Latest LASIK Technology

Laser Eye Surgery is the Most Current Innovation Available

LASIK is a type of refractive surgery wherein the cornea is reshaped to correct vision problems.

While traditional LASIK procedures use a blade to operate on the surface of the cornea, bladeless LASIK uses high-speed lasers to precisely reshape the surface.

How bladeless LASIK works

Before any laser eye surgery, one of our experienced doctors will give you a comprehensive eye exam wherein he will evaluate your cornea’s shape and thickness, your refractive error, pupil size, and screen for any abnormalities.

During your LASIK procedure, your eye surgeon will make a thin flap on the cornea of your eye with a Ziemer femtosecond laser. This modern laser’s low-energy technology makes a pristine flap using overlapping spots.
After creation of the corneal flap, the doctor will fold back the flap to access the underlying corneal tissue. He will then remove microscopic amounts of corneal tissue with cool ultraviolet light using a computer-controlled excimer laser. We use the Allegretto Wavelight laser to do this.

Nearsightedness is corrected by flattening the cornea. Farsightedness is corrected by creating a steeper cornea. The laser will be programmed to precisely correct your refractive error.

Laser Eye Surgery Results

The marriage of these two laser technologies results in highly precise vision correction, and that makes for happy patients and surgeons.

Bladeless LASIK is safer and more precise compared to traditional LASIK.

At Capitol Eye Care, we value our patient’s comfort before, during, and after their LASIK procedure. Our LASIK center has a reputation in Mid-Missouri for quality, comfort, and happy patients.

If you want to experience true comfort during laser eye surgery, you can start by taking our LASIK survey or schedule an appointment today.

Is Bladeless LASIK Right for You?

Do you want your best possible vision?

After a careful eye examination by our experienced Capital Eye Care eye doctor, we will determine if laser eye surgery is the best vision correction option for you.

Bladeless LASIK is safe for:

  • Individuals with high prescriptions

LASIK surgery has the potential to correct even high levels of refractive error. Can’t see even the big E at the doctor’s office? LASIK is still likely to be a good option for you. You can speak directly to one of our doctors to help determine your candidacy.

  • Individuals with astigmatism.

Astigmatism is a common vision problem that causes blurry vision, headaches, and other health issues. Astigmatism occurs when the front surface of the eye, the cornea, has an asymmetric curvature. LASIK is a refractive surgery which can precisely correct astigmatism.

  • Individuals with a steep, flat, or thin cornea.

Since LASIK improves your vision by reshaping your cornea, whether you have a thin or thick cornea will impact your laser eye surgery. During your initial LASIK consultation, your cornea will be measured to ensure there is enough tissue for reshaping. This is generally not an issue.

Your ophthalmologist will assess your eligibility based on these factors:

  • Age

Despite what you may have heard, you’re never too old for LASIK. At Capitol Eye Care, we’ve had patients as old as 77 years of age have LASIK. Keep in mind, though, that patients of a certain age group are susceptible to other age-related eye diseases, such as cataract, macular degeneration and glaucoma, so a thorough preoperative eye examination is imperative.

  • Current vision

You must have had a consistent eye prescription for two years to be eligible for laser eye surgery.

Patients who’ve previously had cataract surgery may be able to fine-tune their vision with LASIK and enjoy reading, driving, or playing tennis without their glasses.

  • Visual goals

You will want to discuss with your eye surgeon what your goals are and what you expect to be able to see after vision correction surgery. At Capitol Eye Care, we have had patients open whole new worlds of opportunity. For example, we have had patients achieve levels of vision which allow them to pursue pilot training, which their previous level of vision would not allow. Then again, there are some patients with poor vision due to medical eye diseases who will not see a benefit from LASIK surgery.

We Look Forward to Seeing You!

The only way to determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK is to work with an experienced eye care team, like our surgeons at Capitol Eye Care. Only after a complete eye exam will you be able to know the full risks and benefits of your LASIK procedure.