Lasik vision correction offers the potential for better than 20/20 vision. Dr. Chebil is an Orange County Lasik vision correction specialist in Irvine. A board certified Ophthalmologist specializing in custom Lasik, PRK, and CustomVue vision correction.
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What is Lasik Vision Correction?
Lasik vision correction is often referred to as refractive surgery, it is a life-changing treatment that can safely and permanently reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. Lasik is an elective surgery, and is virtually painless; it takes a total of ten minutes for both eyes. An excimer laser is used to reshape the surface of your eye in just seconds.
Lasik Vision Correction Types
There are multiple methods to performing the refractive surgery, the type used is determined by the patient’s specific needs. The refractive surgery methods treat patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Traditional Microkeratome Lasik
LASIK is completed in two fast and easy steps. During the first part of the procedure a thin flap of tissue is lifted from the surface of your eye. This flap of tissue can be created using either a microkeratome or a second laser for an all-laser LASIK procedure.
The PRK Method
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is also a safe and effective way to get rid of glasses and contact lenses. The laser is used to reshape the surface of the eye without a flap being made.
Alexandra Chebil M.D. is the only board certified Ophthalmologist in California relied upon by other Lasik surgery centers to perform custom Lasik procedures.
Everyone’s eyes are different; an experienced surgeon can customize the laser treatment to your individual eyes. A custom Lasik treatment may result in your vision being better than 20/20, much clearer and sharper.
CustomVue and Wavefront For Lasik
The second part of the LASIK procedure involves the computer-guided laser reshaping of your cornea. In our Private Orange County Lasik Center, we use only the most state-of-the-art technology called CustomVue or Wavefront technology.
The VISX Star S-4 laser that Dr. Chebil uses has the highest degree of accuracy available. The laser measures your eyes in 3-D much like a finger-print analysis.
During your LASIK procedure the laser will track even the smallest movements of your eye using ActiveTrak and Iris Registration technologies approved by NASA. This tracking technology makes sure that the treatment is centered on the middle of your eye for better quality of results even if you move during the procedure.
Once the VISX Star S-4 laser has completed the corneal re-shaping, the flap is carefully re-positioned on the surface of your eye. The flap adheres to your eye through natural forces, since no sutures are used. The initial healing of the flap takes about four hours, during which your eye may feel scratchy or burning, and usually tears quite a bit.
Am I a Candidate For Lasik?
Alexandra Chebil, M.D. uses the best Lasik technologies, and has performed over 40,000 surgeries. During your consultation, and after evaluation your eyes, she will explain which Lasik procedure is best for you.
Most patients are candidates for the traditional microkeratome LASIK unless you have a very thin cornea, in which case the all laser–LASIK or PRK may be better options for you.
If you’re ready to live life without eyeglasses and contact lenses, schedule your complimentary Lasik consultation today in our Irvine Lasik center with Orange County’s favorite Lasik surgeon, Alexandra Chebil, M.D.