In an effort to offer innovative procedures to all patients who seek vision correction, Huntsville Laser Center provides the latest advancements in LASIK technology, such as custom LASIK and iLASIK, in addition to other laser vision correction procedures, including PRK and LASEK. Our refractive surgeon Dr. Mitchell has the experience to determine the proper treatment to correct your vision and the compassion to listen to your unique vision needs and goals. Our patients trust Huntsville Laser Center for their vision correction needs. To schedule your free initial laser vision correction consultation, contact Huntsville Laser Center.
Types of LASIK
Of the different types of laser vision correction techniques, traditional LASIK is the most commonly performed. In a very straight-forward procedure, a blade creates a flap on the surface of the eye. A laser then reshapes the cornea, altering the way it focuses light to the retina, thus improving vision errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The downside to traditional LASIK are the risks associated with the blade (microkeratome) used to create the flap. The majority of complications with LASIK stem from the use of this blade. This blade also limits the surgeon’s choices in the design of the flap.
While LASIK is the most common, there are many other laser vision correction techniques.