Common vision problems like astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness are usually a result of irregularities in shape of the cornea, the outermost layer of the eye. Such vision challenges can interfere with your ability to see clearly and easily enjoy everyday activity and require you to manage reading and distance glasses or contact lenses. Using lasers to reshape the cornea, laser eye surgery helps you achieve normal clear sight.
Rochester Eye and Laser Center has performed thousands of LASIK procedures and is one of the only centers in the region to offer blade-free the Wavelight® technology and Contoura Vision customized to you. The procedure takes only minutes per eye, is virtually painless, and most patients are back to work and normal activity the next day.
The ideal LASIK candidate:
In your free initial LASIK consultation, we determine if LASIK is right for you. Since LASIK is a medical procedure, it requires specific physical and medical conditions to be met before it can be considered an appropriate treatment. Age, general health, eye health, and thickness of the cornea are all evaluated. We reject about 2% of candidates because of physical or medical factors. If that is the case with you, we can recommend alternative vision correction option.
If you are an ideal LASIK candidate, we run a series of comprehensive tests prior to surgery. To determine the unique characteristics of your vision, we use state-of-the-art Contoura® Vision technology. Contoura Vision precisely maps up to 22,000 unique imperfections (elevation points) of each eye, providing measurements that are 25 times more precise than standard measurements. These measurements are translated into digital treatment instructions that are sent directly to the Wavelight Laser during your procedure.
The result is a highly customized treatment of the corneal conditions that created your vision problems. In the hands of Dr. Lindahl, a trained and skilled surgeon, you get advanced state-of-the-art LASIK technology to meet your vision goals.