Price Vs. Technology When Shopping For LASIK
LASIK has been one of the top choices for people who want to permanently correct their vision. For years, LASIK has been gaining a reputation for being both safe and effective. Now, a new method for LASIK is making the popular procedure even safer and is producing better results.
Intralase is the newest advancement in the LASIK procedure. Every LASIK procedure begins with a small flap made in the corneal tissue. However, with the Intralase addition, no blade is used to create the corneal flap.
Because the Intralase method uses a laser instead of a blade to create the corneal flap, there is much less chance of irregularities forming on the surface of the cornea. The precision of the Intralase procedure allows Dr. Lewis to provide better, safer and more custom LASIK results.
In fact, when many of our patients hear about all the advantages of the Intralase procedure and the use of a laser to make their corneal flap, they choose to upgrade their LASIK so that it is performed without a blade.
While the Intralase procedure may be slightly more expensive, the benefits of having an all-laser LASIK procedure far outweigh the cost. The advantages of LASIK performed with Intralase include:
- Less likelihood of inflammation
- Equal or better quality of post-operative vision
- More of a custom procedure because of fewer surface irregularities
- Better healing
- Faster recovery
- More people can have LASIK with Intralase because the corneal flap can be created with less corneal tissue than if a blade was used
If you would like to learn more about having your LASIK procedure performed with the Intralase method, please contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lewis will determine if Intralase is right for you and inform you of all the benefits of the Intralase procedure.