Posted: March 7, 2018
These days, LASIK is not a controversial or experimental procedure. LASIK has an impressive track record of safety and effectiveness, and you can be confident that you will safely receive the vision improvement you desire.
For patients considering LASIK, you can choose between traditional or blade-free, all-laser LASIK. When considering your options, we highly recommend you choose blade-free, all-laser LASIK if you are a candidate. This is because blade-free, all-laser LASIK offers a number of advantages over traditional LASIK for most patients.
The Advantages of Blade-Free, All-Laser LASIK
The traditional, early form of LASIK required the use of a small blade to cut a small flap in the patient's cornea. After that, the doctor would use a laser to re-shape the cornea in order to safely and significantly improve your vision.
However, as currently performed at Griffin & Reed Eye Care, the LASIK procedure does not require any physical blades. Instead, we use a Ziemer Z4 Femtosecond Laser to create the corneal flap, then use a different laser to re-shape your cornea.
Why is this approach superior? We have found that blade-free, all-laser LASIK has many benefits over the traditional LASIK procedure. These benefits can include:
- Reduced chance of post-operative complications or infection
- Candidates who were previously considered unsuitable for LASIK may be able to undergo our blade-free, all-laser LASIK procedure
- Blade-free, all-laser LASIK is a shorter procedure than traditional LASIK
- Blade-free, all-laser LASIK is safer and more accurate
Traditional LASIK is still a good procedure, but we always believe in pursuing the best possible treatments for our patients. Blade-free, all-laser LASIK is that best possible treatment – it represents an exciting way for you to permanently eliminate your vision problems while protecting your safety and well-being.
Of course, we understand you likely still have questions about LASIK. We're happy to answer any questions you might have about blade-free, all-laser LASIK and its advantages over the traditional LASIK procedure. We're happy to address any concerns you might still have about the LASIK procedure – a comfortable, relaxed patient is a happy patient.
If you're looking for the best possible laser vision correction treatment, please call Griffin & Reed Eye Care today at 916-485-2020 for a consultation and examination.