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LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Kertomileusis Vision Correction Surgery) - Northwest Arkansas*

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About LASIK

While there are many excellent options today for laser vision correction surgery, LASIK is still notably one of the most recognized due to its early entry into the field. The excitement behind LASIK surgery, and the other outstanding laser vision correction treatments is evident when we see our patients smile from ear to ear with newfound, clear vision. Always at the forefront of technology, Dr. Stephen D. Vold, a nationally recognized pioneer in laser vision corrective surgery, and our team of board-certified eye surgeons, are proud to offer the latest and most advanced LASIK techniques. Utilizing equipment that houses the VisuMax® Femtosecond Laser, which is engineered with extraordinary precision and innovative detail, results are impressive. In fact, most patients are able to see 20/15 (which is even better than 20/20) and actively enjoy the small things in life without glasses or contact lenses. Deciding that you want to have laser eye surgery is a big decision, thus we strive for excellence with each patient who has chosen to trust their eyes with us.

What is Lasik?

LASIK is a type of refractive surgery, which is any type of eye surgery utilized to improve the refractive state of the eye and reduce or ideally, eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. LASIK surgery uses excimer lasers to reshape your cornea to focus light more accurately on the retina. The surgery is performed by a board-certified Vold Vision ophthalmologist (a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems), who draws from years of experience and qualifications to enhance your visual acuity. For our patients, the LASIK procedures at Vold Vision provide an enduring alternative solution to glasses or contacts.

BEST CANDIDATES

Most people who want to live without the hassle of glasses or contacts, or who simply desire better, clearer vision are suitable candidates for LASIK. Candidates must be over 18 with generally healthy eyes which have been stable for at least a year. Eyes must be free from issues such as diseases or corneal abnormalities, scars or infections. Patients undergoing LASIK will need to keep their eyes steadily focused on a single point of light for two minutes. Even though our team’s modern lasers can track random eye movements, the most effective results occur from patients who can maintain a fixed stare. Not all patients seeking laser vision correction surgery will end up having LASIK. Vold Vision offers alternative procedures, such as SMILE and LASEK, both of which have outstanding outcomes. Every patient is assesed and given a unique, customized treatment plan.

What to Expect

LASIK is an outpatient procedure that takes minutes to perform within our facility. The technology reshapes the cornea to correct how the eye focuses.  As the procedure begins, drops will be applied to numb your eyes and your Vold surgeon may also provide medication to help you relax. From there, your eyelids will be gently propped open and a device put into place to stabilize your eye.  At this point, the computer-controlled excimer laser pulses light to reshape your cornea, based on the data collected from your previous appointments, in which your detailed exams yielded specific information for the computer to use as an exact guide to precisely correct your vision issue. After this, your Vold Vision surgeon will reposition the corneal flap that will naturally stay put and start healing within hours.

After Treatment

After the procedure, you are released to go home. However, you will not be allowed to drive yourself. You might feel some discomfort, itching, slight burning, or watery eyes, but those symptoms are typical, temporary, and part of the healing process. You might also be provided with an antibiotic prescription to prevent infection, and anti-inflammatory drops for a few weeks after the procedure. Patients are advised to rest and use sunglasses for bright light protection. Vision usually normalizes within a few hours hours and continues improving from there.

You will also have your own personal laser vision correction liaison with our laser concierge, Jennifer. She will work with you before your procedure to make sure you understand how the procedure works and to help you feel confident, at ease, and excited about what is to come. More importantly, it is common for patients to have questions after treatment. Jennifer is terrific in answering all questions you may have regarding the healing process. The entire Vold Vision team will be with you during your journey to see clearly.

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Crystal Clear Vision

Don’t settle for compromises with your vision. Vold Vision takes pride in offering patients the latest eye surgery techniques to gain better vision and regain a better quality of life. The advancements made in laser eye treatments are so exceptional, that patients can literally improve their sight in a matter of minutes. We invite you to call our central Arkansas locations, live without glasses and feel more confident with a proven effective vision correction technology – LASIK. Tens of millions of people have had great success with LASIK and you could be next.

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