LASIK Eye Surgery
At our center, Dr. Herschel offers only all-laser LASIK. That means that Dr. Herschel cuts the LASIK flap using a femtosecond laser and then uses an excimer laser to sculpt the surface of the cornea. The flap is gently put back in place and serves as a natural bandage for the eye, enabling faster healing. All-laser technology is an advanced technology that can be customized to each eye. It has been shown to be safer and produce better vision outcomes than older mechanical blade technology.
We do not use a microkeratome (mechanical blade) in our LASIK surgery. The blade is an older technology that is not customizable for individual patients and has less precision; we cannot recommend it for any LASIK patient.
Who is a Candidate for All-Laser LASIK?
- Young Adults or Adults with these common refractive errors:
- Patients with sufficiently thick corneas
- Patients whose refractive errors are stable and not too high (patients with higher refractive errors may be candidates for the Visian ICL)
LASIK Self-Evaluation Test
Curious about whether you are a candidate for LASIK? Take this simple test!
Schedule Your FREE LASIK Consultation
Have a free consultation with Dr. Herschel and find out if LASIK or one of our other advanced vision correction technologies is best for you. Scheduling a consultation is simple.
When Considering LASIK
Doing your homework on LASIK or other vision correction technologies can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be if you know what is important. Our patients tell us that our checklist How to Choose Your LASIK or Cataract Surgeon is a great summary of what you need to know…and, as importantly, what you need to avoid.