The safety of your eyes includes every detail, even the ones you’ll never know about, from start to finish through our time together. That’s because every step matters in your journey towards eyes that see. Those first, sometimes timid, steps in deciding to see what this is all about are as important as those final, sometimes dancing, steps out of our clinic with vision you’ve only ever imagined. Keeping your eyes safe isn’t just one of those steps, it’s what guides all of them.
It is no exaggeration to say that the most important safety feature of LASIK is knowing who shouldn’t have the procedure in the first place. Our goal is the same as yours, and that goal isn’t LASIK; it is to make sure that you make the best choice for your eyes. That’s the reason you’ll experience one of the most thorough arrays of diagnostics for LASIK in the country. We all need to know that no detail was missed.
The same way that a plane doesn’t take off until every system has been checked off a list, the laser doesn’t do anything until every pulse of light is found to be calibrated perfectly before each eye. Then throughout the treatment, the laser only treats if it is performing perfectly as it is measured and guided 500 times per second.
Hundreds of thousands of LASIK procedures are performed each year using a blade. Oftentimes, this is how the procedure is offered at a lower price. If you feel a little ... concerned by that notion, we agree that you should be. Multiple studies have shown that all-laser (bladeless) LASIK is both significantly safer and more accurate than LASIK with a blade. Your LASIK at Hunter Vision will involve only lasers.
The choice of laser we made was on purpose because it’s what we would (and do) want for our family and friends. The Wavelight EX500 has outperformed competing lasers in multiple studies, especially in LASIK to fix reading vision. It’s important to know that not every laser used in LASIK is the same, so we did the legwork for you and got the one you’d choose after researching it.
The entire laser procedure is only about 10 minutes long, but a significant part of getting the results that you want is involved in how your eyes are treated after the procedure. We don’t just want to use a laser and then ignore that part. We are with you through the journey after to help you know what drops to take and when, so that your eyes heal with the best possible chances for your best vision.