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The Eye Guys are proud to be the 1st eye center in the entire United States to offer LASIK patients the added benefits of the Next-Generation Wavelight Refractive Suite with Wavenet technology. It is the fastest vision correcting laser technology in the United States and is capable of treating your vision…in LESS THAN 10 SECONDS.
With our new and improved Wavelight technology, we are now able to treat a wider range of patients than ever before. That’s because our Wavelight Refractive Suite with WaveNet technology has received FDA-approval for broader levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
So the good news is that even if you have been told by your optometrist or another doctor that you are not a candidate for LASIK – or that LASIK cannot treat your astigmatism – you are most likely a LASIK candidate now at The Eye Guys because of our Wavelight laser technology. In fact, most people who meet the general health and age requirements are excellent candidates for our method of LASIK.
Some of the advanced features of the WaveLight® Refractive Suite include:
Faster treatment times for our patients means less anxiety for our patients, less strain on the eye and faster visual recovery. So if you’ve been waiting for the RIGHT TIME to have LASIK – or the RIGHT LASIK TECHNOLOGY – your wait is over. Call The Eye Guys today at 706-651-EYES for your complimentary consultation.
That’s a great question. Many patients are surprised to learn that they are a candidate for LASIK. Much of what made patients non-candidates in the past has been overcome with advanced technology. We are able to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. To determine whether or not you are a candidate requires a brief consultation in our office. During this consultation, a technician will read your prescription, perform special tests on your eyes, and review with a surgeon to determine if LASIK is right for you.
This is by far one of the most common questions we hear from patients before their procedure. The most common answer we hear afterward is how quick and easy their procedure was. During the procedure, we use special numbing drops that allow the entire procedure to be performed with little or no discomfort. Some patients experience the feeling of scratchiness a few hours following the procedure, while other report no discomfort at all. We encourage all patients to go home after the procedure, relax or take a nap for the first few hours. By the next morning, most patients dramatically improved vision and little to no discomfort.
Most patients are surprised by how quickly their procedure is performed. The actual laser portion of your procedure – when the cornea is being gently reshaped – usually takes 10 seconds or less. The entire process in the laser suite normally takes less than 20 minutes for both eyes to be treated.
It is common for patients to ask about eye movement or blinking during the process. Our Wavelight laser offers what we feel is unmatched eye tracking technology designed to deliver laser beams precisely to the targeted area. The laser constantly and minutely adjusts to eye movement every four to six milliseconds and it automatically realigned. If your eye moves too quickly or out of range, the laser pauses automatically, waiting for your eye to move back into proper alignment.
Because of the speed of our laser and the more gentle nature of our all-laser method of LASIK, he vast majority of our patients are able to return to work the next day. In fact, most patients drive themselves to our office for their one-day post-op visit. We have designed our entire LASIK process to ensure minimal time away from your work, hobbies or normal daily activities. Our staff will go over specific post-operative restrictions, which vary for men and women based on their professions and outdoors activities.
Our goal with LASIK at The Eye Guys is to enable our LASIK patients to enjoy life with little or no dependence on corrective eyewear. The vast majority of our patients do not require prescription glasses after LASIK for work or for play. However, men and women in their 40s who do not elect mono-vision will require reading glasses at some point for near vision due to the natural aging of the lens inside the eye. This condition is known as presbyopia and occurs to everyone as we get older.
It is not uncommon to experience improved vision on the same day as your procedure. This varies by patient. You will be given eye drops to use and be issued protective eyewear to wear at night during the first few days following your procedure. You will require a friend or family member on the day of surgery to drive you home for a day of rest and relaxation.
The vast majority of our patients enjoy dramatically improved vision on day two. In fact, most of our patients are able to drive themselves to their one-day post-op visit and then on to work afterward. You will be seen by one of our doctors to ensure your eye is healing properly and to perform initial eye measurements. You will continue to notice improvements in your vision in the weeks following your procedure.
On day three, you should be seeing great without the need for glasses or contact lenses. You may notice your eyes getting a little tired in the afternoons following your procedure, but this is normal. You may also be using eye drops if your eyes become dry after LASIK. But overall, you are on your way to SEEING better and LIVING better.
The ‘Next Step’ to living the LASIK dream is not a step at all. It’s simply a call to 706-651-EYES to schedule a complimentary consultation to determine your candidacy for Wavelight LASIK….the NEXT GENERATION LASIK technology.