How LASIK Works
If you are tired of wearing glasses or contacts and dream of more movement freedom, LASIK surgery at Eye Care Associates of New Jersey is a quick, blade-free, and virtually painless solution to your vision problems. Your improved vision is much easier to achieve than ever. With Eye Care Associates of New Jersey’s very modern and Advanced CustomVue™ LASIK laser vision correction combined with the IntraLase™ Femtosecond Laser for Flap Creation Technologies, our Passaic and Bergen counties, New Jersey area clients enjoy the safer, quicker and more effective LASIK laser vision correction.
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1. Creation of Personalized Vision Profile
The first step in LASIK is creation of a computerized 3-D topographic map of the cornea using WaveScan WaveFront Technology. This modern technology sends light waves through the eye to precisely detect and “map” aberrations affecting vision and provide detailed information of vision correction requirements to develop a personalized laser vision correction plan. Results generated are then encoded into our Excimer Laser for a more precise cornea reshaping.
WaveFront Technology produces:
☑ 25% more accurate identification and measurements of aberrations
☑ Personalized LASIK treatment that is unique to each patient
☑ Reduced thermal effects on the cornea
☑ Better surgical outcomes with much fewer risks and complications
☑ Reduced risk of post-LASIK complications, such as difficulty with night vision, glare and halos
2. Creation of a Flap
The second step in LASIK is creation of a flap in the cornea. The flap is then folded back, to reveal the middle section of the cornea. This micron-thin flap is created in one of two ways: Traditional or Mechanical using a metal blade and Blade-Free using Intralase FS Laser. Dr. Adam S. Friend uses only the the safer, quicker and more effectiv procedure: IntraLase™ FemtoSecond Technology.
Blade-Free using laser – The corneal flap is created using Intralase Laser, a femtosecond infrared laser that generates rapidly expanding cloud of free electrons and ionized molecules within the cornea. Once thousands of these bubbles expand, they form a plane at a desired depth and location within the cornea. Intralase takes 17 seconds to create a corneal flap.
The Video playlist below explains the All Laser iLASIK procedure, along with what to expect after the procedure. 1) What is LASIK, 2) Lasik Introduction, 3) Who is a Good Candidate for Refractive Surgery, 4) AMO: iLASIK, 5) LASIK: All-Laser – During the Procedure, and 6) LASIK: Post-Op
3. Reshaping of Cornea Using Excimer Laser
The final step in LASIK is the reshaping of the cornea. Once the middle layer of the cornea is exposed, an Excimer laser, which is an ultra-precise “cool” laser, is used to gently reshape the cornea to the desired curvature, based on the WaveScan WaveFront map. Finally, the flap is laid back down in position and takes hold within three minutes. No stitches are necessary to hold the flap in place. The procedure and recovery period is usually painless, and you regain functional vision in one day. Because of the quick recovery time, the patient can have both eyes done on the same day. The patient takes eye drops several times daily for one week following LASIK.
LASIK at Eye Care Associates of New Jersey
Board-certified ophthalmologist and one of New Jersey’s Top LASIK Surgeon, Dr. Adam S. Friend, uses the very modern and advanced LASIK technologies: Abbott Medical Optics’ Advanced CustomVue™ LASIK with the IntraLase™ FS Technology.
This is the only LASIK laser vision correction approved by National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) for use on U.S. astronauts and trusted by all branches of the US military.
- 100% blade-free – combines all the latest all-laser technology.
- 100% customized – tailored to the unique characteristics of your eyes.
- Incredibly safe – one of the safest medical procedures in the world.
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