West Seattle Office2515 SW Trenton St.
Seattle WA 98106
Tel: 206 937 9600
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Burien WA 98166
Tel: 206 431 9600
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West Seattle Bladeless LASIK
Are you tired of blurry vision? There is usually an activity that makes you think about laser vision correction. Whether it is rain on the glasses, seeing the alarm clock in the morning, finally skiing the slopes without glasses fogging up or if it is scuba diving laser vision correction can help. LASIK is one of the most popular vision correction surgeries, because it can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism safely and rapidly. LASIK can correct these vision problems with minimal disruption to your work schedule in a simple pain free office visit. The West Seattle Eye Clinic has the most advanced procedure available: iLASIK!
What is iLASIK?
The iLASIK procedure is the result of a decade’s worth of technical refinement. In fact, it combines all of the latest technology into one procedure:
- VISX Star S4 laser
- Variable Spot Scanning (VSS)
- 3D ActiveTrakTM
- Iris RegistrationTM
- IntraLase MethodTM
The West Seattle Eye Clinic is Seattle’s only exclusive provider of iLASIK.
Why West Seattle Eye Clinic?
Pick your surgeon carefully. You want to have a real relationship with someone who will provide comprehensive eye care to you long term. Our practice has been in continuous operation for over 60 years and we plan to continue to provide outstanding care in the future. We will be available to you for all your eye care needs long after successful completion or your laser vision surgery.
At West Seattle Eye Clinic only your surgeon will evaluate if you are a candidate. Only the surgeon you select will operate on your eyes. Lastly, only your surgeon will manage your post operative care. We operate exclusively in the West Seattle area and will always be available to you. We do not delegate any aspect of your care to lesser trained personnel.
Our surgeons are experienced, having performed laser vision correction since 1996. We have the most sophisticated laser vision correction currently available anywhere. We will be there for you when you need us, with personal and competent care.
Are you a candidate?
The reality is that the majority of people who meet the age and general health requirements are in fact good candidates for the iLASIK procedure. There are some conditions that exclude certain patients. Your doctor will examine you carefully to determine whether you can safely have the procedure. If you meet these criteria you can schedule a consultation:
- You are at least 21 years old
- You are in good general health
- You have had a stable vision prescription for at least one year
- You have no existing corneal disease
The iLASIK Procedure
It all starts with a comprehensive eye exam and medical history. Knowing who is a good candidate is critical. This is more than just looking at your prescription. It takes an honest hard look at all aspects of your eye health. Certain medical problems or eye diseases can impact the outcome of the procedure or exclude you as a candidate. We will perform a complete eye examination, including keratometry, pachymetry, topography, refraction and dilated ophthalmoscopy in advance of any surgery.
We use CustomVueTM for a more accurate laser vision correction. To do this you must first have a wavescan to determine your eye’s total optical aberration. This is like taking a “fingerprint” of your eye. The information is later transferred directly to the laser to correct your vision.
On the day of surgery, you will take a mild sedative to help relax you. Your eye will be numbed with an anesthetic drop and an eyelid speculum will be used to keep your lashes out of the way. A small suction ring will be used to couple with the IntraLaseTM laser in order to create a protective corneal flap. Using the VISX Star S4TM laser, a cool beam of light will be used along with infrared iris registration and 3D tracking technology to precisely apply the CustomVueTM treatment as measured preoperatively. Lastly, the protective corneal flap is gently place back in its original position.
For a week following surgery, you will use an antibiotic and anitinflammatory eye drop. You may also use artificial tear drops for your comfort. Your surgeon will instruct you more fully on the postoperative care and follow up.