Why choose laser Lasik versus traditional blade Lasik?

  • Posted on: May 15 2020
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Anyone in the area who has been considering LASIK to improve their vision clarity will want to take the time to learn more about this and other treatments that are used at Richens Eye Center. LASIK has been an effective way for patients to ditch the contacts and eyeglasses and have better vision with just one surgical treatment. However, there are two methods of completing LASIK – one method that uses a traditional blade treatment and one method that offers treatment using laser devices, called iLASIK.

Blade vs. bladeless LASIK treatment – how are they different?

Understanding the difference between laser and blade LASIK is the first step in finding out which one is best for you. Dr. Sharon Richens and her team at Richens Eye Center educates patients on the advantages of laser versus non-laser. To complete the treatment, a thin flap is cut into the cornea and then reshaped to correct the patient’s vision. Then the flat is positioned back onto the cornea to heal. When it comes to laser versus blade, a doctor who uses a laser to cut this flap will be the most precision method available. The discomfort with each is about the same, as is the recovery period. Bladeless LASIK using lasers is much more accurate and safer than LASIK performed with a traditional blade. This is why many patients choose laser LASIK over traditional blade LASIK.

Who is a candidate for LASIK treatment?

During a consultation appointment, patients using corrective lenses such as contact lenses or eyeglasses will find that this treatment will improve their vision and allow them to get rid of their glasses and contacts once and for all! This can be incredibly freeing for patients who struggle with contacts or eyeglasses and are ready to improve their vision without them!

Learn more about iLasik today!

The Richens Eye Center is the only location in the area of Southern Utah that offers iLasik laser treatments, while our competitors still use traditional blade techniques. If you want to experience the benefits of laser LASIK, we welcome you to book a consultation visit at one of our three convenient locations throughout the area. Dr. Sharon Richens and her team can be reached at (435) 986-2020 to request a visit at one of our three practices. We are always accepting new and returning patients into our state-of-the-art facility.

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