WHAT IS LASIK?
LASIK is a form of laser vision correction that corrects nearsighted and farsightedness by reshaping the cornea. Using our CustomVision Laser technology we can also now correct astigmatism! LASIK is one of the most commonly performed elective procedures in the United States due to its quick recovery, accuracy, and safety. With LASIK, it takes only seconds to treat a lifetime of poor vision! 99.3% of our patients are seeing 20/20 or better!
WHY CHOOSE LASIK?
LASIK is the most popular choice for people undergoing refractive surgery. The vision is correct with 3 quick and painless steps. First your surgeon will create a flap on the surface of your cornea. Second, the laser is then used to precisely remodel the surface under the flap using our custom formula which is specifically calculated for each individual. Finally, the corneal flap is smoothed to original position, where it quickly seals itself into place. Vision improvement is quick and there is little to no discomfort involved.
IS LASIK FOR YOU?
Have you been struggling with the hassle of contacts and glasses? Have you experienced discomfort or eye infections from contact lens use? Then LASIK may be the right option for you! To find out if you are a good candidate you will need to come in for a free consultation and thorough exam. You will have the opportunity to meet with your surgeon, ask any questions you may have, and learn more about the procedure itself. Call 937-643-2020 to set up your consultation today!
Your wait for better vision is over. Topo-guided LASIK has arrived. Have you been waiting to have LASIK because you want the best technology, price and results? Well, your wait is over. Dr. Brian Stahl and Dr. James Knowles are proud to offer topography-guided LASIK, the first FDA-approved advancement in LASIK in over a decade. Topo-guided LASIK is effective as it creates an individualized map of the patient's eye which allows for even the smallest irregularity to be treated. Topo-guided LASIK is hands down the most advanced Wavelight LASIK treatment available today.
In fact, Topo-guided LASIK has the highest satisfaction rate of any LASIK procedure and allows more patients with astigmatism to enjoy the benefits of this life altering procedure. It's the right technology in the right hands, at the best value.
ASTIGMATISM IS TREATABLE!
The number one myth about LASIK is that it does not treat astigmatism. This does not inhibit you from being a candidate. Our latest technology allows correction of all kinds of visual impairment, including astigmatism.
THINGS YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT LASIK
DO YOUR RESEARCH.
LASIK is an elective surgery commonly preformed, but not all surgeons achieve the same results. Do your research! Ensure your surgeon is choosing to use is up to date technology, experienced, and receives outstanding patient reviews.
FLEX AND HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS WELCOMED.
Though medical insurances considers LASIK elective, your Flex and Health savings accounts welcome it with open arms!
To ensure quality, all LASIK equipment has high-speed video imaging to track the position of your eye. If you move, the laser will shut off immediately. Our lasers move quicker than you can! A human has the reaction time of about 20-30 milliseconds. The laser? About 2-3 milliseconds! Our laser is 6 times faster than older generation lasers.
THE LASER ISN'T HOT. IT'S COOL.
When you think of a laser, often the first thing that comes to mind is how hot it is. However, our laser is not hot! LASIK is performed with a "cool beam" laser, which is a high energy laser that vaporizes only the targeted tissue. No heat? No worries!
SERIOUSLY THOUGH...IT'S FAST!
LASIK is one of the quickest procedures you can recieve with rapid results! The actual surgery itself takes about 15-20 minutes for both eyes! When you sit up from the laser, you will be able to see some things better than you could before without glasses and contact lenses. It will almost look like you have wax paper over your vision for the first several hours, but most patients are seeing 20/20 or better the day after their surgery!
For all our military men & women LASIK is for you! Ready to see like jet fighter pilots? 99.3% of our nearsighted patients see 20/20 after surgery, and 81% of patients see 20/15!
AFFORDABILITY AT ITS FINEST.
LASIK does not have to be a surgery you can't afford! To allow you to pay for your procedure over time, we offer special financing options with approved credit!
No two eyes are the same. Every person has small distortions in their vision that even glasses and contacts can not correct. It is these subtle differences that make your eyes completely unique to you! Dr. Stahl and Dr. Knowles are pleased to be among the first centers in the United States to offer Wavefront CustomVision™. This advance in technology allows Dr. Stahl and Dr. Knowles to perform a more accurate, more precise laser vision correction offering a level of high-definition vision!
CustomVision LASIK is the result of precise measurements, advanced nomograms, and over twenty years of fine tuning our results. This procedure precisely maps your eye 's unique visual irregularities to include those variables that cannot be addressed by glasses or contacts.
Prior to the procedure you will be given a Valium to help ease your nerves. You will have the relief of knowing you are in the best hands possible; Drs. Stahl & Knowles are Daytons top LASIK surgeons. They will begin with having a staff member place a few numbing drops in your eye. This is to make sure you are in complete comfort during the procedure. A gentle eye lid holder, called a lid speculum, is used during the treatment time to insure that you will not blink. Based on the testing that was done at your prior examination, your suregon will take all the findings and calculate them into your own CustomVision treatment plan. Your surgeon will then create a thin flap on the cornea of your eye, and use the laser to treat the area. Next, the flap will be gently smoothed back down to its orginal position. they will repeat these steps on the other eyes. This is all done within 15 to 20 minutes!
LASIK: 3 simple steps
The first step is to create a thin layer, or “flap”, under which the Laser Vision Correction is to be applied. Creating the “flap” can be accomplished using either a precise instrument called a microkeratome, or can be created using a femtosecond laser.
The second step is to carefully fold the “flap” over and allow the inner layer of the cornea to be visible so that the laser can treat the area. For most patients the actual application of the Wavelight Allegretto Wave® Eye -Q Excimer Laser only takes 2-15 seconds, depending on the amount of correction necessary.
The third step is to gently smooth over the “flap” back into its original position.
The cornea is a remarkable tissue that has a natural bonding quality so that the "flap" adheres back to the cornea without the need for sutures or stitches. This makes the healing and visual recover process very quick for most patients.
After your procedure you will go home for a mandatory two hour nap. You will have to be seen for several post-operative care appointments; the morning following your surgery, one week, and ten week with your surgery doctor or at the comfort of your local optometrist. During the first few days after your LASIK surgery, it is important to avoid bumping or rubbing your eyes. It is normal and expected for you to have a mild scratchy or dry sensation. You will be given detailed instructions regarding eye drops to use to assist with the healing process.
Most patients having CustomVision™ LASIK at Stahl Vision are able to pass a drivers’ eye test without eyeglasses or contacts within about a day of their LASIK Eye Surgery.