Nevada Eye Care East / Southeast
2090 East Flamingo Rd. Suite # 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

Nevada Eye Care West / Northwest
7730 West Cheyenne Ave. Suite # 103
Las Vegas, Nevada 89129

Alta Rose Eye Center
501 Rose Street, Suite #150
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106

(702) 633-2020

LASIK

LASIK Las VegasLASIK, (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis), is one of the most popular choices for treating nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Traditionally, a LASIK surgeon uses a microkeratome, (a metal blade) to create a thin flap of tissue. This flap is then gently lifted out of the way so an excimer laser can be used to permanently change the cornea’s shape and thereby improve vision.

In All Laser LASIK, the key difference is that the flap is not created with a metal blade, but rather a femtosecond laser. The cost of All Laser LASIK is slightly more, but for many patients, the added reliability and accuracy provided by the laser is well worth the cost. By reducing or eliminating a person’s dependency on glasses or contact lenses, All Laser LASIK has quickly become the procedure of choice for most patients, while other patients appreciate the cost savings available through Traditional LASIK. Both procedures, of course, are available by the experts at Nevada Eye Care.

 LASIK Eye Surgery in Las Vegas

 

The entire LASIK treatment is virtually painless, and the procedure itself usually takes only a few minutes to complete. Most Las Vegas LASIK patients experience major improvement in vision just one day after the procedure, with successful results even more apparent as the weeks and months go by. Recent studies have shown more than one million patients each year have LASIK laser eye surgery to improve their vision, and get rid of corrective eyewear for good.

Las Vegas LASIK Surgeons

Imagine being able to workout without glasses or read street signs without squinting. For contact lens wearers, there is no more bother putting lenses in, no more scratchy lenses hitting your eyelids and no more solutions. LASIK is a quick and comfortable vision correction procedure with an excellent track record of success.

 Prior to the LASIK surgery, numerous tests will be performed on your eyes to determine the amount of correction needed. A computer, controlled by your LASIK eye surgeon, is used to precisely calculate the exact amount of cornea that needs to be removed for each person's individual eyes.

During LASIK, anesthetic eye drops are applied to numb the eye for surgery. Next a suction ring is applied that is designed to hold the eye steady and confirm the pressure of the eye. Your LASIK surgeon then creates a thin corneal flap using a device called a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser. The corneal flap is lifted up, and the excimer laser is applied to the exposed interior surface of the cornea to reshape the tissue. The computer-controlled excimer laser removes the tissue under the flap and reshapes the cornea of the affected eye. In less than 60 seconds, high-energy pulses from the excimer laser actually reshape the internal cornea. The flap is then repositioned over the treated area. This is the exact corneal flap that serves as a natural bandage, which eliminates the discomfort that may be associated with other types of refractive surgery, and expedites the healing process.

Most patients will notice dramatic improvement after their LASIK surgery. However, maximum improvement will occur over the next three to four weeks. Both antibiotic drops and steroid drops will be used for a period of two weeks following LASIK surgery to ensure the cornea is properly healing. Artificial tears will also be used abundantly to help keep the cornea smooth and moist during the healing period.