LASIK (Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) in New Jersey
LASIK is not our preferred laser vision correction procedure. It is because we believe that this procedure is not as safe both short and long term as surface laser vision correction (PRK or LASEK).
LASIK is performed by creating an incision into your cornea called a corneal flap. The cut corneal flap is then elevated; the laser is applied to reshape the contour of the cornea to correct the person’s glasses prescription. After this the corneal flap is laid down on the cornea where it sticks. In our center, we have both the traditional microkeratomes and the newer femtosecond lasers (“all laser LASIK”) to create the corneal flap incision in your eye. After reshaping the underlying cornea with the excimer laser, the corneal flap is replaced. The corneal flap heals only at the edge and not underneath the flap. This means the corneal flap will never add significant strength to the eye the way it did before the incision. This is a permanent condition. To learn more, please read our article on compare procedures. Dr. Hedaya uses the German engineered Allegretto Wavelight laser system to contour your cornea and correct your vision.
The Allegretto Wavelight laser system has advanced eye tracking capabilities that tracks your eye position 400 times a second to accurately complete your procedure in just seconds!
Are You a Candidate?
The ideal Laser Vision Correction candidate is normally 18 years or older, with a stable prescription that has not changed significantly within the past 12 months. Ideal candidates will also have generally healthy eyes and should have realistic expectations. Although our results from Laser Vision Correction do surpass the national averages, we cannot guarantee any perfect vision following their procedure. Patients with certain severe medical and severe optic nerve problems, etc. may not be candidates.
To help you understand more about your vision and to determine if you are a candidate for Laser Vision Correction, InVision Eye Care offers educational consultation for laser refractive surgery and informational seminars.
Choosing the Right LASIK Surgeon
Why Choose Dr. Hedaya for Your Laser VIsion Correction?
With so much talk about Vision Correction procedures, it can be confusing on whom to evaluate you as a candidate for the best procedure and perform your surgery. Everyone knows there are benefits to Vision Correction procedures, and more people are choosing Dr. Hedaya as their surgeon.
There are many reasons why people choose Dr. Hedaya for their Vision Correction.
Selecting Your Surgeon
Having Vision Correction surgery is one of the most important decisions of your life. It is a very important personal milestone. Your life will change for the better literally overnight. With so much talk about Vision Correction procedures, it can be confusing on who is qualified to evaluate you as a candidate and perform your surgery. It is important to recognize that Dr. Hedaya performs each category of vision correction, whether it is Laser Vision Correction, Multifocal Lens Implants, Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) or others. Everyone knows the benefits of Vision Correction. And more people are choosing Dr. Hedaya as their surgeon.
About Dr. Hedaya
Dr. Hedaya has trained at some of the finest institutions in our country, including Mt. Zion/UCSF, North Shore/Cornell Medical Center and the New York University Medical Center. With more than a decade of experience and after performing thousands of eye surgeries, Dr. Hedaya has a strong foundation and ability to achieve excellent vision correction results.
Dr. Hedaya is among the most experienced laser vision correction specialists in the Jersey shore area. His many NJ vision correction patients have benefited by this experience that is supplemented by continual participation in prestigious national and international meetings on LASIK. Furthermore, he shares his experience on a daily basis with other eye surgeons worldwide through his participation in global Internet forums.
To compare LASIK to safer Surface laser, please click here.
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