Custom LASIK2018-10-26T18:00:37+00:00

Custom LASIK

Saif Jaweed, M.D. and his staff offer a wide range of treatment options including BLADELESS CUSTOM LASIK surgery in Cincinnati, Ohio.  LASIK has always involved two steps: making a flap and reshaping the cornea with the excimer laser.  Because we are dedicated in providing our patients with the best possible vision, we use the Intralase femtosecond laser to create the flap, thereby making LASIK an ALL LASER procedure.

Since the excimer laser was first approved by the FDA in 1995, LASIK has become one of the most popular surgical procedures for vision correction. Every day, more and more patients in need of vision correction choose LASIK because it is proven to have less side effects and a quicker recovery time than most other vision correction procedures.  LASIK, which stands for ‘laser in-situ keratomileusis’, is a surgical procedure that treats nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, by reshaping the cornea.

Astigmatism occurs when the cornea is oblong, or football-shaped.  This causes light rays to focus on two points in the back of the eye, instead of just one.  For astigmatism patients, MidWest EyeCenter surgeons make the cornea more spherical, creating one point of focus.

Nearsightedness (also known as myopia) occurs when the cornea is a little longer than normal from front to back, which causes light rays to focus at a point just in front of the retina, instead of directly on it.  MidWest EyeCenter surgeons treat this common symptom by reshaping the cornea, which slightly flattens it.  This helps light rays to focus directly on the retina.

Farsightedness (also known as hyperopia) occurs when the cornea is a little shorter than normal from front to back, which causes light rays to focus at a point just behind the retina, instead of directly on it.  For patients with farsightedness, MidWest EyeCenter surgeons reshape the cornea, making it slightly steeper and allowing light rays to focus directly on the retina.

MidWest EyeCenter offers Custom LASIK in Cincinnati, Ohio

Our patients know MidWest EyeCenter offers the best technologies for Custom LASIK in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Tri-State area.  Today with the advent of Wavefront diagnostic technology, Wavefront-guided excimer lasers can now treat patients according to the uniqueness of their entire optical system, not just their prescription.

Wavefront technology compares distorted waves of light exiting the eye to flat waves of light that would have returned in a perfect optical system.  This information is converted to a 3-D map that then serves as a guide for the excimer laser while reshaping the cornea.

Results have shown that Custom LASIK can reduce some of the unwanted visual effects associated with conventional LASIK: especially those associated with night vision such as glare and halos.  Custom LASIK has the potential to improve the quality of vision and make patients see even better than they could have with glasses or contact lenses.