Highest Quality Lasik Refractive Surgery Provided at North Shore-LIJ

Rerfractive Surgeries

What Is LASIK?

At the North Shore-Long Island Jewish LASIK Center, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care using the latest technology. Our New York LASIK center performs “bladeless” LASIK for patients with myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. All patients are screened through a free visit with the latest technology to ensure that proper surgical planning and treatment are customized for each patient.

There are two main types of refractive surgeries: LASIK or Laser in situ Keratomileusis and Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK).

A popular choice for many people undergoing refractive surgery is LASIK. At our New York LASIK Center, we use the IntraLASE laser in conjunction with the Excimer laser and CustomVue LASIK technology to perform this procedure.

The IntraLASE laser is a bladeless technology which provides the following advantages over center that are still using a blade:

  1. Increased Safety
    Because there is no variability in blade quality with the Bladeless Lasik procedure, there is little or no risk of flap irregularities. The all laser approach allows the North Shore-Long Island LASIK Center surgeons to design the flap specifically to your eyes and visual needs.
  2. Increased Precision
    New York Bladeless Lasik offers the ability to create a flap of uniform thickness at a preprogrammed depth. The traditional style microkeratomes did not account for the curvature of the cornea and created a meniscus style flap, with the edges somewhat thicker than the center. Any variation in flap thickness will result in a variation of your visual outcome. Because we know exactly what depth the flap is being created, we are able to preserve the most corneal tissue following the procedure, leaving each patient with a stronger, more stable eye.
  3. Less Invasive
    Long Island Bladeless Lasik is a much less invasive procedure than traditional LASIK. With traditional LASIK, the flap was created with a device that was fashioned after a carpenter's plane. As it glided across the cornea it was possible to create an abrasion on the front of the eye. Patient's experienced quite a bit of pain as this abrasion healed. With Bladeless Lasik, the laser passes through the cornea and creates small bubbles at a preprogrammed depth without applying friction to the front layer of the eye, a much more comfortable approach for a patient.

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For additional information or to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Carolyn Shih, to see if you're a candiate for LASIK, please contact Victoria Leo, Laser Vision Coordinator, at (516) 465-8450.

***You can use your FSA to help cover your LASIK Surgery***

Last Update

July 23, 2012
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