The total LASIK procedure is comprised of several steps, all of them equally important, and all designed to achieve a successful outcome. At Jenkins Eye Care we are committed to providing patients with the very best experience as they walk through each step toward better vision.
The Essential Steps Toward Better Vision
A Comprehensive LASIK Evaluation
Better vision begins with a comprehensive LASIK evaluation. The purpose of the LASIK evaluation is to eliminate any patients who are not good candidates due to a healing issue or some other impediment to a successful outcome.
At Jenkins Eye Care patients will undergo a series of tests to assess the health and optics of their eyes. Dr. Tyrie Jenkins and her team will evaluate a patient’s ability to safely have LASIK, and only choose those candidates who can expect to have great results.
Generally a good candidate must be in good physical health with no eye diseases or conditions that would affect healing. The Jenkins team will thoroughly check your vision, the health of your eyes, and make sure you can safely have LASIK. Once the exam is complete, Dr. Jenkins reviews the test results and uses that information to create an individualized treatment plan.
Other requirements include:
- You must be at least 21 years old
- You must have a cornea thick enough to safely create the flap.
- You must have a stable prescription for at least a year.
Those patients who are pregnant or nursing may be candidates but must wait for several months to have LASIK.
The next big step toward better vision is surgery day itself. We understand patients may be nervous. This is perfectly natural so Jenkins Eye Care strives to make surgery day as relaxing as possible.
During the first step of the LASIK procedure a corneal flap is made. In the early days of LASIK, the corneal flap was created by a mechanical blade called a microkeratome. At Jenkins Eye Care the procedure is performed Blade-Free with the use of femtosecond laser technology adding a higher level of safety and precision. The WaveLight® FS200 Femtosecond Laser is an infrared laser that emits an energy pulse at a precisely designated depth inside the cornea creating gas bubbles separating the corneal tissue (photodisruption). The corneal flap is then lifted up with a precision instrument leading us to the next step of the procedure.
- The second step of the LASIK procedure involves re-shaping the cornea using an excimer laser. The WaveLight® EX500 is a cool beam laser that acts to re-shape the cornea by breaking carbon-to-carbon molecular bonds (photo-ablation).
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Exceptional Care After LASIK Surgery
Jenkins Eye Care sets the standard for the LASIK procedure, but it doesn’t stop at surgery day. Dr. Jenkins and her eye care professionals continually provide the best care for LASIK patients once the surgery is complete.
Patients return for multiple follow up visits to monitor the healing process.
Post-operative care is just as important as the care patients receive before LASIK surgery, and during LASIK surgery itself. We treat our patients with the same personalized, compassionate care and attention from the very first day they come for their LASIK evaluation to the very last day of follow up care. If you are ready to take the first step, trust your vision to the team of professionals at Jenkins Eye Care.
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