Upon initial consultation Dr. Heller and staff will discuss your individualized needs, assess the safety and efficacy of performing laser vision correction in your case.
If you are deemed an excellent candidate you will likely be able to perform all of your preoperative measurements that day and schedule your date for surgery. It's that easy!
We recommend not to wear contact lenses for 3 days prior to the day of your procedure.
You will need someone to drive you and a pair of sunglasses will come in handy for your drive home.
When you arrive to the center you will typically be given a small dose of valium in pill form for anxiety.
Dr. Heller and staff will conduct a final check of measurements in preparation for the procedure.
When it's your turn you will be led to the laser vision suite and asked to lay down in the surgical bed. After that Dr. Heller will guide you where to look and what to do. The procedure takes approximately 10-15 minutes. Next the healing begins!
Our goal is to deliver an exceptional experience. We hope to do that for you.
When performing LASIK Dr. Heller performs laser flap creation with Ziemer Z4 technology. Dr. Heller performs the rest of the treatment with OPD Technology on the NIDEK EC-5000 Laser. In PRK there is no flap creation and the procedure is performed exclusively with the OPD/NIdek EC-5000 Platform.
The above platforms are FDA approved for LASIK surgery and the treatment of myopida and astigmatism.
Occasionally, certain patients will be better suited for treatment with Customvue. These are typically hyperopic patients.
Information about Custom Vue
Advanced CustomVue Procedure. FDA approved to treat the broadest range of vision imperfections possible, including mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and all types of astigmatism.
Dr. Heller will discuss with you potential options and make the best recommendation for you.
The Advanced CustomVue Procedure begins with an individual vision evaluation using our WaveScan
System which creates a map of your eyes’ unique imperfections. The Advanced CustomVue Procedure uses the digital information from that map to design a custom treatment for each of your eyes. This WaveScan map information is then transferred to the STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser. The laser uses this information to apply a cool laser beam that reshapes your cornea to create a new curvature and correct your vision.
Clinical studies presented to the FDA show that the Advanced CustomVue Procedure can potentially produce better vision than is possible with glasses or contact lenses. In fact, clinical studies have shown that more patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their vision after the Advanced CustomVue Procedure than they were before with glasses or contact lenses.
• Ninety eight percent of mild to moderate nearsighted patients could see 20/20 or better one year after treatment
• One hundred percent of mild to moderate nearsighted patients could pass a driving test without glasses or contact lenses one year after treatment.
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