When LASIK first arrived as a laser vision correction procedure, a blade called a microkeratome was used to create the corneal flap. Over the years ophthalmologists have found that when complications arise from LASIK they are typically from a poorly created corneal flap. Unlike mechanical instruments, the IntraLase blade-free LASIK technology is uniquely able to program the dimensions of your flap based on what's best for your eye(s). Then the IntraLase laser creates your flap from below the surface of the cornea-without ever cutting it. This process is done in a series of steps:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said for the first time it will consider applicants who have undergone two common types of vision-correction surgery: laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, known as LASIK; and photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK.
If you are researching LASIK at this point you are thinking about life without the hassles of glasses and contacts. Your next question might be... Why would Blade-Free LASIK be a better choice than conventional LASIK?
Not only do patients prefer the Intralase® Blade-Free LASIK experience, but there is clinical evidence that the Intralase® blade-free LASIK method provides more patients with 20/20 vision than mechanical microkeratome methods. When making your decision about LASIK there are numerous advantages of LASIK without a blade, also called Intralase® Blade-Free LASIK. The advantages of Intralase® Blade-Free LASIK are as follows:
One of the biggest advantages of the Intralase® Blade-Free LASIK method is that it is SIMPLY safer. SAFETY must play a role in your decision to have LASIK eye surgery, after all, these are your only eyes. More than 600,000 procedures have been performed safely and effectively using the IntraLase Method. Here are some ways why the surgeons at the Texas Euye Institute believe Intralase is safer than conventional LASIK eye surgery:
If you are considering a Houston LASIK specialist make sure to call Texas Eye Institute for best in Houston LASIK eye surgery. We are more than happy to help you understand the many aspects of LASIK eye surgery. Our doctors will help you make an educated and well-informed decision about what is best for your vision.
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Are you seeking a Houston LASIK expert but are concerned that LASIK eye surgery is too expensive? Our practice has some excellent LASIK financing options to discuss with you, so do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
We have a page on this eye care website dedicated to discussing LASIK patient financing. You can even fill out an online application to qualify for LASIK financing. We offer 0% financing, on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments, no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.Financing Option
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