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Are you ready to wake up with crisp, clear vision every day? If you no longer want to depend on visual aids and are a good candidate for LASIK, this could be your new and improved reality.

The talented and experienced team at Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons is proud to offer our patients this incredible, life-changing vision correction procedure with respect and care.

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a laser vision correction procedure that corrects refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Since receiving FDA approval in 1999, LASIK has helped millions of patients reduce their dependence on visual aids and achieve the visual freedom they crave.

During LASIK, patients have their cornea permanently reshaped, which corrects refractive errors that cause visual impairments. LASIK uses an excimer and femtosecond laser to reshape the cornea, resulting in patients achieving unparalleled visual acuity unreachable with visual aids alone.

Because LASIK corrects vision beyond the original prescription, patients can achieve better vision than possible with glasses or contact lenses.

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Optimization with Allegretto

The Allegretto system uses wavefront optimization to customize treatment for LASIK patients. Each LASIK procedure performed at Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons is custom and unique because Allegretto uses a high-speed eye tracker and laser beam to map your cornea and its imperfections. Using wavefront technology allows your LASIK surgeon to create a precise blueprint to follow during the LASIK procedure.

The Allegretto system’s eye tracker follows your eye as it moves during LASIK, ensuring that all laser pulses are delivered to the exact location on the cornea, even if you blink or your eye moves. Doing this increases the LASIK procedure’s precision and accuracy, ensuring that LASIK patients achieve the most optimal vision possible. Doing this also helps patients experience faster recovery times and more rapid visual improvements compared to other LASIK methods available.

What to Expect

During Your LASIK Procedure

You'll receive numbing eye drops before the LASIK procedure begins at Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons. LASIK is not a painful procedure thanks to these numbing eye drops, which ensure you will be comfortable and not feel any pain during LASIK.

Your Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons LASIK surgeon will wait to begin your LASIK procedure until the numbing eye drops have sufficient time to spread over the surface of your eye. After this occurs, your LASIK surgeon will make a small incision and then a flap in the surface of your cornea with a femtosecond laser.

They will fold back the flap before using an excimer laser. The excimer laser helps your LASIK surgeon remove a specific and precise amount of tissue from your cornea.

Your LASIK surgeon guides the excimer laser using computer technology, including a predetermined map of your cornea to reshape it and its curvature. A microscopic amount of tissue is removed from the cornea to ensure no damage to surrounding areas.

The precision of the excimer laser ensures that each pulse removes just 39 millionths of an inch of tissue from the cornea. After removing all necessary tissue from the cornea, your LASIK surgeon will reposition the flap. No stitches or sutures are needed, as it will stay in place and act as a bandage during the LASIK recovery period.

Are You a

Good LASIK Candidate?

If you're ready to explore your options for permanent vision correction, the next question to ask is if you qualify for LASIK. You may be a good LASIK candidate if:

You're at least 18 years old since the vision correction procedure is only FDA-approved for those 18 and older
You have a stable prescription, meaning it's remained that way and unchanged for a year or more
You're not currently pregnant or nursing, as both can cause your vision to change temporarily
You have thick enough corneas to undergo LASIK safely
You have realistic expectations regarding what LASIK could achieve for your vision
Your prescription is within LASIK's treatment limits
You're in good health and have no preexisting eye conditions beyond refractive errors

If you think you could qualify as a candidate for LASIK, the next step is finding out by scheduling a LASIK consultation at Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons.

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What Makes LASIK at Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons Worth Having?

Want sharper and more defined vision? You can not only look forward to crisper, heightened vision after LASIK, but most patients end up with 20/20 vision or better.

But another reason that makes undergoing a life-changing procedure like LASIK at Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons worth it is that we're recognized as LASIK experts in Atlanta. Part of what makes us leaders in our field is our dedication to providing our patients with the latest and most advanced technology.

We use the Alcon WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser during all LASIK procedures, enhancing the precision and results we can deliver for our patients.

Rapid Vision Correction Treatment

Using the EX500 excimer laser means patients experience rapid vision correction during the LASIK procedure. The EX500 excimer laser is also the only one that operates at 500 Hz, making it the fastest available.

Elevated Accuracy

Part of what makes the EX500 so desirable during LASIK procedures is it uses Alcon's Perfect Pulse technology to calibrate the laser beam while the excimer laser precisely reshapes your cornea. LASIK procedures are more accurate, especially with eye-tracking, ensuring optimal results.

Reduced Risk of Complications

The EX500 excimer laser helps reduce the risk of complications, helping patients enjoy a more comfortable LASIK procedure. However, it also decreases the chances of the cornea becoming too dry during LASIK, which means a shorter recovery and quicker visual improvements. You'll be back doing the things you love and enjoying them with crisper, sharper vision.

More Expansive Scope of Treatment

If you were once told that you don't qualify for LASIK as a candidate, that may no longer be the case. The scope of treatment provided by the EX500 excimer laser means a broader range of patients can be treated and can undergo LASIK, even if, in the past, they were told they weren't good LASIK candidates due to having a stronger prescription.

Enhanced Visual Performance

The EX500 excimer laser performs personalized treatments, providing patients with better visual outcomes and performance than previous lasers. Undergoing LASIK with the EX500 excimer laser often results in 20/20 vision or better.

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