Laser Vision Correction Technology in Birmingham, MI
At Clavenna Vision Institute we take time to fully assess your eye health so we can recommend a procedure we feel will produce the best vision results for you. Laser vision correction surgery may be performed with one of these surgical techniques: LASIK or PRK.
- During LASIK, we create a corneal flap in order to access your underlying corneal tissue for reshaping. This flap is created using a laser or a hand-held tool called a microkeratome. If you have thicker corneas, LASIK may be the appropriate option for you.
- In contrast, if you have thinner corneas, we may recommend PRK instead. The corneal reshaping process is the same as LASIK. However, instead of creating a corneal flap, we gently remove a thin layer of your cornea to access the underlying tissue. This epithelial layer will regenerate naturally in 3-5 days, so the recovery time is slightly longer than LASIK – but the vision results can be the same.
Both LASIK and PRK can be performed with standard or Wavefront technology. Standard technology is less customized for your eyes. In most cases, we recommend that patients opt for our most advanced technology: iDESIGN®.
iDESIGN® Refractive Studio
We have invested in the iDESIGN Refractive Studio to provide the most precise and customized laser vision correction possible. This technology includes:
- iFS® (IntraLase®) femtosecond laser to create the corneal flap 100% blade-free
- STAR S4 IR® excimer laser to reshape your cornea for clearer vision
- Wavefront-guided technology to collect eye measurements (over 1,200 points of data) and create an extremely customized vision correction plan for your unique eyes
The iFS ultra-fast laser generates energy at a precise depth to separate corneal tissue and create a thin flap that can be gently folded back to allow access to the underlying corneal tissue. The computer-guided incision methods are ultra-precise and the eye mapping technology is 25 times more accurate than standard glasses prescription measurements. Other benefits include:
- Increased safety
- Quick visual recovery
- Reduced risk of dry eye
- Enhanced flap stability
- Better vision results
STAR S4 IR® Technology
Laser vision correction technology is truly amazing. By reshaping extremely small and precise areas of corneal tissue with an excimer laser, light entering your eye can land more directly onto your retina for clearer vision. Even if you’ve worn glasses your entire life, LASIK or PRK can upgrade your vision after a single treatment.
At Clavenna Vision Institute we use the STAR S4 IR® excimer laser system to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. We take time to fully explain how this technology works and why it is considered one of the most advanced laser technology platforms on the market today. Here is a general overview of the benefits:
- Personalized, precise treatment: the STAR S4 IR laser system uses digital 3D information about your own unique eye characteristics gathered during Wavefront measurements to correct specific areas on your cornea.
- Safety – Iris Recognition (IR): eye tracking technology is incorporated to compensate for any involuntary eye movements which halt the process entirely until the eye is in the correct position.
- Quickness and comfort: the process takes just minutes to complete so the process is comfortable for most patients.
- Results: most patients achieve better vision after treatment than what they had wearing glasses or contact lenses – often 20/20 vision or better. This is because the system creates a fingerprint of your cornea so incredibly detailed information can be used for specific corneal reshaping.
Not all LASIK doctors in Birmingham offer this level of LASIK technology. If you are considering LASIK, make sure you do your research and learn about the different types of FDA-approved LASIK technologies that exist so you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you.
The best way to find out if your eyes are right for our technologies is by scheduling a noobligation free LASIK Consultation with us today. Learn more about LASIK in Birmingham, MI, and start the journey to clearer vision.