- Posted on: Apr 15 2020
Patients who are tired of wearing contacts or eyeglasses often approach Dr. Sharon Richens to ask about alternative solutions to poor eyesight. When patients are ready to take charge of their vision and eye health, they may ask about surgical procedures such as LASIK. However, the use of a blade to create the corneal flap for treatment often makes patients reconsider. Thanks to continued advances in surgical technology, Richens Eye Center is pleased to provide iLASIK, a blade-free alternative that uses a laser instead of surgical blades to provide improved vision!
How is iLASIK performed?
In traditional LASIK procedures, the doctor would create a flap around the cornea to make incisions that reshaped the eye for vision clarity in patients who have astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. However, our blade-free iLASIK procedure uses lasers to create the flap instead. This improves the precision of surgery and ensures results without conventional cutting.
Prior to having iLASIK performed, patients will have a three-dimensional, computerized map made of their eye. This is done with iLASIK WaveScan technology available at Richens Eye Center. Then, this map is used alongside the STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser which then corrects the eye shape exactly as required for better eyesight. Many patients find that this treatment is far easier than traditional LASIK procedures, and most patients are less anxious about the surgery thanks to the precision offered with lasers. The laser device makes iLASIK safer and more effective than traditional LASIK surgeries and provides incredible results for patients.
Why choose iLASIK?
Many patients choose iLASIK because it is:
• Offers better vision and results
• Personally customized for the patient
To determine candidacy for iLASIK, patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation and initial evaluation with Richens Eye Center.
Schedule time with the team at Richens Eye Center
Dr. Sharon Richens and her team provide three convenient locations throughout Mesquite, NV and St. George, UT to help patients improve their vision. If you are considering the advantages of bladeless LASIK procedures and other advanced solutions for your eyesight, we welcome you to call the office at (435) 986-2020.
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