Laser Vision Correction (Bladeless LASIK/PRK)
We pride ourselves on offering the best technology available. We now offer bladeless, all laser Z-LASIK. A state of the art Ziemer femtosecond laser is able to precisely create a flap. The flap is then reflected, and the vision correcting portion of the procedure is performed. The flap is then repositioned and your body’s natural function holds the flap in place. With this technology, the entire procedure can be done without the use of a blade!
We have a state-of-the-art facility and use the Visx Star S4 Laser for our CustomVue, traditional Lasik, and PRK procedures. This laser can treat a larger range of refractive error (glasses/contact lens prescription) than any other laser on the market.
The Visx Star S4 Laser also has the ability to perform custom treatments based on how an individual eye focuses. To perform custom treatments, before your procedure, a WaveScan measurement is taken. The WaveScan measurement shows how your eye uniquely focuses light. This measurement provides more detail than a standard glasses prescription. The WaveScan information is then transferred to the laser. Treatment is then customized to your eye’s unique focusing system.
Our team of highly qualified ophthalmologists and staff are committed to making sure you receive the best quality care and have a first class experience.
The decision to have laser vision correction is an important one. Our doctors and professional staff will assist you with every step of the way. We look forward to being your Laser Vision Correction Provider!
LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis and is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye. A femtosecond laser is used to create a flap in the cornea with a hinge left at one end. The flap is folded back revealing the stroma, the middle section of the cornea. In less than a minute, while you are focused on a “target light”, pulses from a computer-controlled excimer laser vaporize a portion of the stroma and the flap is replaced.
We pride ourselves on offering the best technology available. Not every eye is alike, and many eyes have irregularities beyond what can be corrected with traditional glasses. These irregularities are called higher order aberrations. Our LASIK center uses a VISX StarS4 laser. The VISX StarS4 laser has the ability to link with a Wavefront machine that measures how an individual eye focuses light. A wavefront measurement detects your prescription, as well as higher order aberrations. By linking the laser to the wavefront machine, we are able to offer Advanced CustomVue treatment that can customize laser treatment to how an individual eye focuses light.
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PRK involves removal of the top surface layer of the cornea called the epithelium. This exposes the inner cornea, and the computer assisted laser will begin to re-sculpt the curvature of the eye. There are no needles or incisions required. The major difference between LASIK and PRK is the way the inner cornea is exposed before it is vaporized with the laser. It does take longer for the vision to stabilize after PRK vs LASIK. There also tends to be more discomfort for a few days after PRK than LASIK. For certain patients, however, PRK may be a better option than LASIK. Additionally, some patients that have previously been told they are not a good candidate for LASIK may be good candidates for PRK. Your doctor will discuss what laser vision correction procedure is best for you.
How much does it cost?
Everyone’s eyes are unique to them. The only way to determine what procedure will best fit your needs is a consultation. Pricing is based on what procedure is best for you. We do offer free consultations to learn if you are a candidate and what procedure may fit your vision needs. When compared to the costs of glasses and contacts over the years, laser vision correction may be more affordable than you think!
There are a number of payment options available. Payment can be made in the form of Cash, Cashier’s Check, Money Order, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. Additionally, we offer a 6 month 0% interest rate payment plans through CareCredit. Longer terms are available with finance charges.
Are there risks?
Laser vision correction is an effective, relatively safe procedure, however every procedure has risk involved. Laser vision correction is no exception. Risks include dry eyes (which may be severe), visual symptoms like glare, halos, starbursts, and double vision, loss of vision, and the possible need for glasses or contact lenses after surgery. For a more complete discussion about risks, visit our LASIK risks page.
Why Zanesville LASIK Center?
We at Zanesville LASIK Center pride ourselves on offering the best technology available.
We have a state-of-the-art facility and use the Visx Star S4 Laser for our CustomVue, traditional Lasik, and PRK procedures. This laser can treat a larger range of refractive error (glasses/contact lens prescription) than any other laser on the market. It also has the ability perform custom treatments based on how an individual eye focuses. The Visx Star S4 Laser has technology that can monitor your eye for small movements during treatment adjusting where the laser is applied.
- All laser, bladeless Z-LASIK allows very safe, precise creation of your LASIK flap.
- Our team of highly qualified ophthalmologists and staff are committed to making sure you receive the best quality care and have a first class experience.
- Our LASIK center is owned and operated by local physicians, not a corporate chain.
- Your preop examination, surgery, and postoperative examinations are all with your surgeon, not a doctor you have never seen before!
- An experienced, local LASIK surgeon is available for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days/year.
- The decision to have laser vision correction is an important one. Our doctors and professional staff will assist you with every step of the way. We look forward to being your Laser Vision Correction Provider!