Laser Vision Correction
Bladeless Laser Vision Correction is one of the most exciting technological advances in the history of eye care. This technology has advanced tremendously since the 1990s.
Custom Laser Vision Correction can treat a wide range of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
LCC offers advanced custom LASIK and PRK, both based on fingerprint corneal maps of your eye. These advanced diagnostic tests are linked directly to the excimer laser on the same network to allow customized treatments for the specific irregularities and aberrations of your cornea. These special maps, unique to your eye, also allow the laser to automatically lock onto your eye anatomy, and immediately adjust to any eye movements or rotation of your eye during surgery.
Custom Bladeless Z-LASIK
The Laser Vision Correction of Choice
The difference between traditional LASIK and bladeless Z-LASIK is the method by which the flap is created. In bladeless Z-LASIK, a femtosecond laser is used to cut a thin flap in the cornea to access the deeper layers of the cornea for re-shaping whereas in traditional LASIK a microkeratome (mechanical device with blade) cuts the flap.
LCC is proud to be the ONLY laser vision centre offering this new, bladeless Z-LASIK procedure to Lindsay and surrounding area residents.
How long does the Z-LASIK procedure take?
The entire procedure on the treatment day usually takes between 60 and 90 minutes which includes the time in preparing you for the procedure as well as final examinations after the procedure. Actual time in the laser suite is usually about 10 to 15 minutes.
Custom PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is a custom laser procedure for vision correction. The surface cells of the cornea are removed instead of creating a flap (these cells regrow in a few days), and then the excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea for your glasses prescription, as well as treat any unique surface aberrations.
Custom PRK is usually used for people who have thin corneas, high glasses prescriptions, or larger surface irregularities.
Custom PRK gives the same excellent results as LASIK, but the healing process takes longer than LASIK.