One of the most common questions we get asked at the Eye Center of Texas is: Will LASIK give me 20/20?
Will LASIK give me 20/20?
It’s a great question, and the answer depends on your best correctable visual acuity. When you come in for your free LASIK evaluation we will gather data about your eyes including: visual acuity, refraction, measurement of current glasses, measurement of night time pupil size; measurement of corneal thickness, corneal topography and Wavefront analysis. (Related: LASIK consultation preparation & What does LASIK fix?)
Based on your results, our doctors and staff will take as much time as necessary to help you understand your expectations and explain the risks and benefits of this amazing procedure.
Restoring 20/20 vision during LASIK surgery
Our Houston LASIK surgeons, Dr. Mayo and Dr. Wade only offer the IntraLase (blade-free) method for creating flaps in the superficial layers of the cornea. The IntraLase method is the safest and most precise way to make flaps in the cornea. Additionally, we only offer the Advanced CustomVue Wavefront-guided VISX excimer laser technology to reshape the underlying cornea. Your fingerprint is unique to you as your visual system is and the laser creates a custom fingerprint of your visual system.
The laser vision correction ablation automatically centers and automatically tracks the eye and shuts off automatically is there is movement. With iLASIK, there is iris registration. With iris registration, the laser looks at pinpoint areas of the iris and centers the laser vision correction on those specific areas. Bladeless Custom LASIK with iris registration is called ‘iLASIK’ and is the most progressive and advanced way to perform LASIK.
Better than 20/20 vision with LASIK?
With the combination of Dr. Mayo and Dr. Wade’s great surgical skills and the iLASIK technology…many of our patients achieve better than 20/20…that’s right…better than 20/20. We’re in this with you, from the first evaluation, to after-LASIK care and beyond. For further reading, visit our LASIK recovery timeline which covers questions like, “How long after LASIK can I see 20/20?”
Call us at 713-395-1515 to schedule your free iLASIK evaluation or contact us now…you’ll love your new vision!
Eye Center of Texas is the premier LASIK eye institute in Houston, with over 75,000 LASIK procedures and running.