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Albuquerque LASIK

LASIK at Juliette Eye Institute is a seamless, virtually painless, blade-free procedure that utilizes the most advanced laser technologies to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Dr. Melendez first creates a tiny flap in the surface of your cornea by using a laser to form microscopic bubbles just under the surface. He then gently lifts the flap where the tissue has separated to gain access to the tissue below.

Our state-of-the-art excimer surgical lasers with eye-tracking technology are then utilized to help Dr. Melendez accurately reshape the cornea to correct your vision while using iris mapping to guide the lasers for customized precision.

Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Melendez will reposition the flap, which immediately starts to heal in place. The whole procedure for two eyes takes under 15 minutes of time. It’s that fast!

For patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, LASIK surgery can improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for corrective eyewear.

LASIK is a process of reshaping the cornea with an excimer laser to correct refractive errors. Choosing an experienced and reputable ophthalmologist is the surest way to experience the maximum benefits of LASIK.

The main benefit of LASIK laser vision correction surgery is that it can reduce or eliminate a patient’s dependence on glasses and contact lenses. These changes are often dramatic and immediate and can lead to many other exciting advantages.

Crisp vision could lead to a wider range of leisure activities or even open up new career opportunities. The effects of your LASIK procedure can allow you to achieve clearer vision for years to come.

What are the Benefits of LASIK Surgery?

For patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, LASIK surgery can improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for corrective eyewear. LASIK is a process of reshaping the cornea with an excimer laser to correct refractive errors.

Choosing an experienced and reputable ophthalmologist is the surest way to experience the maximum benefits of LASIK. The main benefit of LASIK laser vision correction surgery is that it can reduce or eliminate a patient’s dependence on glasses and contact lenses.

These changes are often dramatic and immediate and can lead to many other exciting advantages. Crisp vision could lead to a wider range of leisure activities or even open up new career opportunities. The effects of your LASIK procedure can allow you to achieve a clearer vision for years to come.

Couple smiling after LASIK Surgery

Results:

For most patients, LASIK offers remarkable results. While it can take several months for vision to stabilize after surgery, you have a good chance of achieving 20/25 vision or better. As a result, patients are far less dependent on glasses or contacts, rarely requiring corrective eyewear for daily activities. LASIK results have been shown to last at least ten years or more.

The pre-surgery status of your vision is a significant indicator of where you will end up after LASIK surgery. The type and degree of visual error a patient suffers from can greatly affect their results. Generally, those with only a low degree of nearsightedness report the best LASIK results.

Patients with farsightedness, astigmatisms, or a high degree of nearsightedness experience improvement in vision, however, their results are often less predictable. After undergoing LASIK surgery, most patients report a significant improvement in vision.

Patients are substantially less dependent on glasses and contacts for daily activities, including reading and driving. Furthermore, these results have a high rate of lasting for the long-term with low rates of complications.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Melendez will thoroughly review your eye and overall health to ensure that you understand how the surgery can benefit your unique needs.

Wavelight EX500 Excimer Laser

LASIK Technology:

Juliette Eye Institute uses the Wavelight® EX500 Excimer Laser for personalized and optimized precision results.

Wavefront Optimized® ablation helps maintain the natural shape of your cornea, while PerfectPulse™ Technology and a fast repetition rate of 500Hz allows your customized procedure to be done in just seconds!

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What is ICL (Implantable Collamer Lenses)?

Staar Surgical’s VISIAN ICLs (Implantable Collamer Lenses) are tiny, flexible lenses that are 100% biocompatible and provide UV protection. They are implanted between the iris and the lens of the eye to correct your vision and are only visible under a microscope.

ICLs are excellent for patients under age 40 with nearsightedness between -3.00 to -15.00 diopters, and up to 4 diopters of astigmatism. For patients with a higher prescription, we can do a combined procedure of ICL and Lasik/PRK to achieve the best results.

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