Setting New Standards in Vision Correction
During the past 25 years, LASIK laser vision correction has become the safest and most popular method of vision correction in the world. Since 1990, LASIK has helped millions of just like you look beyond their glasses and contact lenses.
LASIK is an acronym that stands for Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis. It has two steps. Step one is the creation of a thin corneal flap that serves as a protective layer and improves healing time. The second step involves gently lifting the corneal flap and using an Excimer laser to reshape the inner layers of the cornea using non-thermal (cool) beams of light.
Shreveport LASIK procedure takes only a few minutes to complete, but patients may be in the laser suite for 15-20 minutes. Patients remain awake and comfortable during LASIK and report very little discomfort. Here are Lusk Eye Specialists, we perform LASIK in the comfort and safety of a specially designed laser suite that is located in our outpatient surgery center next door to Lusk Eye Specialists. To help reduce possible risks and complications, factors such as humidity, temperature and overall air quality are closely monitored and maintained.
At Shreveport laser vision correction, we are proud to help take LASIK to the next level with CustomVue™, a Wavefront Custom laser procedure approved by the FDA. During the CustomVue™” procedure, diagnostic information gathered during the WaveFront scanning process is fed directly into our VISX Star S4 eye-tracking laser. Just like your fingerprint and DNA, the information fed into the laser is unique to your eyes only. Each of your eyes will receive its own custom laser procedure, with no two custom procedures in the world being identical.
Lusk Eye Specialists is also now proud to offer patients the added safety and precision of the 5th Generation IFS Advanced Femtosecond Laser. The iFS Laser is allows us to perform a method of LASIK we call ILASIK, a 100% blade-free procedure. This is the same type of LASIK approved by NASA for our astronauts and by the U.S. military for Top Gun fighter pilots and members of the Special Forces.
To help maximize safety during your ILASIK procedure, Lusk Eye Specialists use the VisX Star S4 eye- tracking laser with Iris Registration. This allows the laser to shift with the eye as it tracks the eye during your procedure. Iris Registration is a non-contact method for aligning the advanced CustomVue procedure. Lusk Eye Specialists is now able to take photos of unique areas on individual’s iris so that the laser correctly centers and aligns the treatment on the iris. With Iris Registration, there is no possibility of treating a wrong eye or the wrong patient.
A level of visual clarity and sharpness – beyond the capabilities of glasses or contacts – is now possible with our custom wavefront-guided laser vision correction on the VISX Star S4 Excimer Laser. This allows Lusk Eye Specialists to expand laser vision correction treatment to a wider group of patients than is currently available. So if you’ve been told you are not a candidate for LASIK, please call us for a free consultation and second opinion.