At OCC LASIK in Mississauga, we provide laser vision correction using an advanced LASIK technology platform. With that comes technology that provides a seamless experience that leaves you with crystal clear vision. This is accomplished in a series of procedures as part of the LASIK experience, and takes only minutes to complete.
In order to fully grasp this concept, we must first understand what we are trying to achieve. LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis and in this procedure we are trying to correct a patient’s myopia, hypermetropia, or astigmatism through permanently changing the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the eye.
The LASIK Procedure: Step-By-Step
You begin by getting an extensive exam by one of our trained LASIK team members. We are always proud of the fact that we not only have experience in LASIK surgery and its technology, but that we are medical doctors first. When you get an exam from us, you know that you’re getting the best through our comprehensive knowledge of the eye.
Enhanced computer software, otherwise known as the WaveScan technology, is then used to make a customized blue print of your eyes that is truly unique to you. This will capture all the distinctive characteristics from your eyes which will help to precisely guide your laser vision correction.
When the laser is applied to the eye to make the necessary corrections, the time will range from 20-30 seconds per eye depending on your prescription. It’s that simple. With all the testing and information gathered from the unique qualities of your eyes through the WaveScan, an integral part of the LASIK technology, the laser is able to apply this knowledge to your eye to provide the best possible outcome.
Finally, by creating the flap with such a high degree of accuracy, the doctor will be able to reposition it back into its original position, completing the final step in your LASIK laser vision correction procedure.
Because you are receiving the completely bladeless, all-laser-LASIK, you are really benefiting from the LASIK experience. Unlike some other LASIK providers, we do not use the alternative option of using a microkeratome, which is using a metal blade to cut the flap of your eye. The microkeratome technique is less safe, precise, and accurate than the all-laser-LASIK procedure used by OCC LASIK.
Does it hurt?
Although using a laser to create the flap of your eye may sound intimidating, the procedure is painless. You are given numbing eye drops to remove any chance of experiencing pain. Unlike the microkeratome technique, which allows for rough movements and leaves room for error, all-laser-LASIK provides a smooth and accurate approach. Although the technology is very complex, the procedure is actually very simple due to the advanced technologies used in LASIK. This led to it being the first LASIK platform used to treat the eyes of jet fighter pilots who land on aircraft carriers.
You will finally have great vision to free you from glasses and contact lenses.