LASIK Laser Vision Correction

When people talk about laser eye surgery, they usually use the term LASIK - Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis - but this is merely a type of surgery that corrects the way the eye focuses light, also known as refractive surgery.

With LASIK Laser Vision Correction, we are now able to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses for people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. The advanced technology of the excimer laser permits the precise reshaping of the cornea to correct the vision.

Advances in technology allow for improved safety and precision. Sugiki Portis Eye Center in Honolulu offers LASIK using the state-of-the-art Wavelight Refractive Suite, the fastest LASIK platmorm available in the U.S.  The Wavelight Refractive Suite is a new LASIK treatment system which combines the FS200 femtosecond laser for flap creation with the EX500 excimer laser to reshape the cornea for vision correction. You will benefit from best LASIK technology available.

LASIK HonoluluIf you have thought about having LASIK, now is the time to take the very important step of choosing your surgeon. To help you make your decision, we invite you to call for a free evaluation in our Honolulu office. Comprehensive testing, including corneal topography will be performed to see if you are a good candidate. Unlike other laser centers, we offer complete personalized care from start to finish and will personally attend to your needs on every visit to the office.


About the Procedure

After your eye has been completely numbed with eye drops, an eye lid holder will be placed between your eyelids to keep you from blinking. Next, the FS200 femtosecond laser creates a flap on the surface of the cornea. This avoids the traditional blade approach. The FS200 offers you greater accuracy and safety than the traditional microkeratome. You may feel some pressure or tightness, but no discomfort. After resting a few minutes, you will be positioned under the EX500 laser for the actual vision correction. You will then be asked to look directly at a target light while the laser reshapes for cornea. This usually takes less than a minute and is painless. The flap is then repositioned, where it bonds into place without the need for sutures.


Post-procedure

Honolulu Blade free LASIK HawaiiAfter LASIK, the vision usually returns rapidly, and the eye is about 80% healed during the first week. To prevent infection, antibiotic drops are used for one week, and a protective shield applied at night while sleeping. The eye is not patched, and most individuals can return to work and normal activities quickly. Post-operative visits occur at 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year.

If you are ready to learn more about the life-changing decision to get LASIK, contact Sugiki Portis Eye Center in Honolulu to book your first consultation.