At Live Oak Ophthalmology, we understand how important your eyesight is, and we offer the latest surgical techniques, including bladeless LASIK surgery, to help restore your vision and improve your quality of life.
Serving Wilmington and surrounding areas in North Carolina, Live Oak Ophthalmology is led by Dr. Darrell Hester and Dr. Brian Groat. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for bladeless LASIK for surgical vision correction.
What is Bladeless LASIK Surgery?
LASIK surgery is one of the most advanced procedures available for surgical vision correction. This refractive procedure can correct multiple common vision problems, including:
This procedure is designed to reduce your dependence on prescription glasses or contact lenses, and at Live Oak Ophthalmology, we specialize in the bladeless LASIK technique.
How Does Bladeless LASIK Surgery Work?
The overall goal of LASIK surgery is to create a thin, hinged flap in the cornea – the eye’s clear surface – and reshape the cornea using controlled laser energy. While traditional LASIK surgery creates this flap using a surgical-grade microkeratome blade, at Live Oak Ophthalmology we utilize an all laser-based approach to this procedure. Rather than cutting into the eye, our specially-designed lasers safely create a more precise corneal flap, and corneas are treated quickly and efficiently.
What are the Benefits of Bladeless LASIK Surgery?
- Corneal flaps are created with more precision than most blades allow
- More accurate vision correction using state-of-the-art technology
- Specially designed for the delicate structures and tissues of the eyes
- Extensively tested for safety and efficacy with millions of patients successfully treated
Am I a Candidate for Bladeless LASIK Surgery?
Men and women who experience vision problems and rely heavily on prescription glasses or contact lenses and who are in good health with no eye diseases may qualify for this procedure. Not all eye conditions are suitable for this procedure, and the best way to find out if bladeless LASIK is right for you is to schedule a consultation at our Wilmington office.
Does Bladeless LASIK Surgery Hurt?
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Hester and Dr. Groat will make you comfortable and numb your eyes so you only feel slight sensations of pressure during the procedure. Patients remain awake for this in-office procedure and typically experience minimal to no discomfort afterward.
Contact Live Oak Ophthalmology today to schedule a consultation at our Wilmington office and find out if bladeless LASIK surgery can correct your vision problems.
At Live Oak Ophthalmology, we want you to put your vision first without worrying about your wallet, and we offer flexible payment options including CareCredit®. This medical credit card is designed for the health, beauty, and wellness needs that insurance plans do not cover, and we make this option available to patients who qualify so they can improve their vision and their quality of life. CareCredit® is currently accepted at over 175,000 providers nationwide, and we accept CareCredit® for both Bladeless LASIK Surgery and Lifestyle Lenses. To find out more information about CareCredit® or to apply for this convenient and easy payment option, click here.