LASIK Specialist

UltraVision

Laser Eye Surgery & Ophthalmology located in San Antonio, New Braunfels & Eagle Pass, TX

With LASIK laser surgery, your chances of regaining 20/20 vision are above 98%. The experienced doctors at UltraVision perform LASIK surgery using today’s most advanced technology, the WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser, which produces precise and customized results in seconds. If you’d like to retire your eyeglasses, call one of the offices in San Antonio or Eagle Pass, Texas, or book an appointment online.

LASIK Q & A

What is LASIK?

Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a surgical procedure that corrects refractive vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK restores your vision by reshaping the cornea.

The cornea, which is the clear dome that covers your eye, uses its shape to bend light so that light rays are precisely focused on the center of your retina.

When the cornea is misshapen, even if it’s only slightly flat or too steep, it doesn’t bend light properly and refractive errors develop. As LASIK sculpts the cornea back into its natural shape, you regain clear vision.

Am I a good candidate for LASIK surgery?

Before scheduling LASIK, you’ll need a thorough eye examination to be sure laser surgery is the best choice for your eyes. You may be a good candidate for LASIK if you:

  • Have had stable vision for at least a year
  • Are over the age of 18
  • Are free of eye disease
  • Have healthy corneas with adequate thickness

People with certain medical conditions and women who are pregnant may not be good candidates for LASIK.

What is bladeless LASIK surgery?

Before reshaping begins, a thin flap is cut in the outer layer of the cornea. During standard refractive surgery, this is done using a tool called a microkeratome blade.

The doctors at UltraVision perform a bladeless LASIK procedure using the advanced IntraLase® femtosecond laser, instead of a blade, to create the flap. With micron-level accuracy, the laser safely cuts a flap that has smooth, precise edges and consistent thickness.

Your doctor gently lifts the flap aside to reshape the cornea, then puts it back into place when your LASIK surgery is over. When the flap is cut with the laser, it perfectly fits the cornea and promotes quicker healing.

How is my cornea reshaped during LASIK?

Prior to your LASIK procedure, specialized technology is used to create an image of your cornea. This provides information showing the structure of your cornea, including every tiny spot that must change to restore its optimal shape.

Your doctor at UltraVision uses the WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser to reshape your cornea. This laser uses the fastest technology available, so corneal reshaping only takes about seven seconds.

During your surgery, Allegretto Wave® technology tracks the position of your eye hundreds of times each second and adjusts the laser as needed to ensure precise surgery. As the laser sculpts microscopic pieces from your cornea, it preserves the spherical shape of your cornea.

If you’re ready to regain full vision without eyeglasses, call UltraVision or book an appointment online.