Laser Vision Correction can correct the following conditions:
- Myopia (nearsightedness) – Objects at a distance appear blurry
- Hyperopia (farsightedness) – Objects that are at an intermediate distance appear blurry
- Astigmatism – Blurry vision due to an irregularly shaped cornea.
Laser vision correction is performed using FDA-approved, excimer laser technology and Wavescan diagnostic technology that is also used by NASA in space telescopes.
Worldwide, several million laser vision correction procedures have been performed with excellent results.
Benefits of Laser Vision Correction
Laser vision correction NJ offers many advantages including but not limited to:
- The chance to see even better than you would with glasses or contacts.
- Night vision that is up to four times better than that achieved with traditional corrective procedures and lenses.
- Enter into occupations for which you would otherwise be ineligible.
- Play sports, swim, and perform recreational activities with ease.
- End or greatly reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses.
- Eliminate or greatly reduce spending on glasses and contacts.
Dr. Orazio L. Giliberti, FACS performs several laser vision correction procedures at the center depending upon your prescription, shape and map of your eye, age, and occupational factors: LASIK, which stands for Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a procedure that makes a tiny superficial flap on the surface of the eye (cornea) and treats the inner tissue of the eye with a laser beam. The advantages of this procedure are rapid recovery and minimal discomfort.
Performed using advanced Wavescan diagnostic technology that makes a computerized map of the eye and communicates this pattern to the excimer laser which develops a customized treatment pattern that is unique to your eye. Wavescan is 25 times more precise compared to conventional diagnostic technology.
According to FDA data, nearly 100% of patients were able to attain vision good enough to pass a driver’s license test and 98% obtained 20/20 vision following Custom LASIK. Over 70% obtained better than 20/20 vision.
CUSTOM LASEK (with an “E”)
Which stands for laser epithelial keratomileusis is a procedure in which a laser beam is applied directly to the eye’s outer surface to reshape the cornea and perform laser vision correction. The ophthalmologist lifts the extremely thin epithelial layer on the surface of the eye; then applies the laser beam and places the epithelial layer back on the eye.
A laser vision correction procedure that is sort of a cross between LASIK and LASEK but differs in a few key areas. The difference with Epi-LASIK is that the ophthalmologist uses a blunt, plastic blade instead of a finer blade and does not use alcohol.
Epi-LASIK is ideal for people with lower myopia and flatter/thinner corneas. Also, it is great for those who have professions or hobbies that increase the chance of being hit in the eye (such as soldiers, police officers, boxers, and sports enthusiasts) who may find Epi-LASIK safer than LASIK because there’s no risk of the flap being dislodged.
Following your eye examination, Dr. Orazio L. Giliberti, FACS will recommend the procedure that is right for you.