LASIK laser vision correction is a procedure that improves vision by permanently changing the shape of the cornea (the clear covering of the front of your eye) with a laser. LASIK is an acronym for the medical term laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis. This commonly performed type of laser procedure is an effective treatment for a wide range of vision problems.
LASIK and Cataract Specialist Dr. Jonathan Frantz is the only surgeon in southwest Florida who offers the bladeless iLASIK procedure, which combines today’s most sophisticated technologies to bring you improved safety, better vision and more precision. In fact NASA astronauts can have laser vision correction today because of the exclusive, validated safety and precision performance of the iLASIK technology.
The first step in the iLASIK procedure is to perform a series of tests to determine the individual characteristics of your vision utilizing our WaveScan technology. Our Advanced CustomVue process uses the digital information from your 3-D map to design a custom treatment for each of your eyes.
The next step utilizes the IntraLase laser, where a beam of laser light is used to create the corneal flap, the thin flap of tissue that the doctor folds back in order to perform your iLASIK procedure. Once you have completed the first two steps, your vision can be corrected using the Advanced CustomVue laser.
iLASIK is 100 percent tailor-made for each individual patient and the unique characteristics of their eyes. The ideal iLASIK candidate includes those who:
- are over 18 and have had a stable glasses or contact lens prescription for at least two years
- are nearsighted, have astigmatism (blurred vision caused by an irregular shaped cornea), or farsighted, or a combination thereof
- do not suffer from any disease, vision-related or otherwise, that may reduce the effectiveness of the surgery or the patient’s ability to heal properly and quickly.
To make an appointment for your complimentary LASIK screening online visit www.bettervision.net or call The Center for Laser Vision Correction at Florida Eye Health at 239-791-2020.
Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS, is named in Best Doctors in America and The Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists. He and his team of doctors at Florida Eye Health offer a broad spectrum of patient-focused comprehensive care from eye exams and eyewear to bladeless laser cataract removal, treatment of eye diseases,, state of the art iLASIK, and eyelid surgery with office locations in Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, and Lehigh Acres.