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The best in Wavefront LASIK

The VisuMax-WaveLight EX500 system represents the finest in Custom Bladeless Wavefront LASIK. This platform combines two of the most advanced lasers in LASIK surgery. VisuMax, the femtosecond laser, creates the LASIK flap, and WaveLight EX500, the excimer laser, performs custom ablation and sculpting of the cornea. The VisuMax-WaveLight EX500 laser system is uniquely capable of delivering the highest quality of vision. Furthermore, as the lasers apply minimal eye pressure and have the fastest speed, the procedure is very gentle, quick, and painless.

Dr. Paul C. Lee at CCRS was the first surgeon on the West Coast to perform LASIK using these two advanced laser systems.

A Personalized Procedure

A Personalized
Procedure

Wavefront technology allows customized laser correction for each patient. This advanced form of LASIK reduces high order aberration (imperfections) of the cornea and gives clearer vision with reduced glare and halos.

Advanced Vision
Correction

VisuMax-WaveLight EX500 Laser System represents the pinnacle in laser vision correction. Combining the most advanced femtosecond laser for flap creation and the highest precision excimer laser for vision correction results in a fast, precise, and gentle surgery.

Procedures

Bladeless Wavefront
LASIK

Small Incision Lenticule
Extraction (SMILE)

Implantable Collamer
Lens (ICL)

Refractive Cataract
Surgery

Refractive Lens
Exchange (RLE)

Contoura
LASIK (T-CAT)

Photorefractive
Keratectomy (PRK)

Corneal Collagen
Cross-Linking (CXL)

FAQ

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While LASIK vision correction is a permanent process, your vision can change throughout your life due to the aging of the eye. At CCRS, we plan for the long-term by considering the age and the amount of correction. We offer various surgical options to give you the best vision for your lifetime.

Dr. Lee has invented a technique to safely reperform LASIK years after the original surgery. If you had LASIK in the past and have experienced vision change, come and see if you qualify for a repeat LASIK.

A normal corneal thickness is usually between 500 to 600 microns (one micron is 1/1000 of a millimeter). Most people who are good candidates for LASIK have a corneal thickness in this range. The corneal thickness is important because there should be a sufficient amount of tissue after LASIK for the cornea to remain firm and stable. LASIK may induce corneal weakness for those with thin cornea that may lead to warping and blurry vision. Procedures such as ICL and SMILE may be more suited for people with thin corneas.

There is no pain with bladeless LASIK. We are able to perform nontraumatic eye surgery using our advanced lasers. During the surgery, very little pressure is applied to the eye after the eye is numbed completely with drops. The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes, and most people are able to resume much of their normal activities on the following day.

LASIK is a safe and effective procedure that has benefitted millions of people. Today’s bladeless LASIK surgery reflects over 20 years of experience and is the most established form of vision correction surgery. The advances in laser technology, as exemplified by the VisuMax-WaveLight EX 500 laser suite, have made LASIK even safer, more comfortable, and more accurate. However, as with any procedure, there are risks, so you should consult your doctor to see if LASIK is right for you.

The cost of Wavefront LASIK ranges from three to five thousand dollars for both eyes. The range in price reflects different options including bladed vs. bladeless LASIK and Contoura LASIK.

Topography-guided custom ablation treatment (T-CAT) is also known as Contoura LASIK. It is a customized LASIK in which specific information obtained with a corneal analyzer, called Vario Topolyzer, is used to customize the treatment for each eye. The subtle imperfections of the human cornea are detected and incorporated into the laser treatment to yield clearer and sharper vision. The FDA study showed that Contoura LASIK results in a better outcome than the conventional LASIK.