As an alternative to corrective eyewear, LASIK surgery reshapes the cornea to correct refractive disorders such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. At Newsom Eye, we use the follow laser technologies to provide accurate and efficient surgical eye care:
Before LASIK surgery can be performed, the cornea must be exposed by cutting away a flap in its exterior. While this step was traditionally performed using a metal blade, the technique was unreliable and subject to human error. IntraLase, on the other hands, uses a laser to create a series of microscopic bubbles in a precise section of the cornea that enable the flap to be smoothly lifted away. The entire process takes only 15 to 20 seconds for each eye and has a minimal risk of complications due to its precision.
ALLEGRETTO WAVE Laser
The ALLEGRETTO WAVE laser provides custom eye surgery by measuring the exact causes of your visual difficulties and correcting them using eye-tracking technology for maximum accuracy. Using wavefront-guided technology, the laser first measures the amount of light that travels through your eye and reflects off of your retina to determine your specific anatomical irregularities. It then determines how to correct the issues, and using PerfectPulse Technology to emit exactly the right level of energy, reworks the cornea while following eye movements at a rate of 200 times per second. This provides unparalleled control and results in more 20/20 vision outcomes than any other vision-correcting technology.
To learn more about how LASIK surgery can help you gain clearer vision, call Newsom Eye at (813) 908-2020. We are dedicated to providing Tampa residents with top-quality surgical eye care to remedy refractive disorders, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and other ocular conditions.