Are you seeking clear vision? Are you tired of the hassles of contact lenses and glasses? Jon Portis MD, is an experienced LASIK surgeon and is proud to offer the latest technology to the Honolulu area. Blade-free LASIK is available at our Honolulu office, and for those who have been told they are not a candidate for LASIK in the past, it is important to have another LASIK evaluation, as technology continues to advance and there are more vision correction options available! We encourage you to schedule a free consultation to determine the vision correction option that is best for you, or take our LASIK Self Test and a member of our team will contact you!
When people talk about laser eye surgery, they usually use the term LASIK – Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis – this is 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.
Continuous 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 platform available in the U.S. The Wavelight Refractive Suite is a LASIK platform 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 the best LASIK technology available.
If you have thought about having LASIK, now is the time to take the very important step of choosing your LASIK surgeon. To help you make your decision, we invite you to call for 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 Fto the office.
About the Procedure
After your eye has been completely numbed with eye drops, an eyelid 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 the 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.
After 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.