Sunday, October 26, 2008


My dad used to have perfect eyesight. Ever since he was born until the age of 40, he never had to wear any corrective lenses, until he realized he couldn't read clearly after the age of 40. An eye inspection at the optometrist later showed that he had far-sightedness and had to wear glasses for reading. Having been spectacles-free for the past 40 years, it was indeed an unfamiliar feeling to wear glasses most of the time. Hence, he started do open up his options on laser vision corrective surgery, such as LASIK.

Nowadays, even NASA and the U.S. military have relied on an all-laser form of LASIK technology to improve the performance of their mission-critical personnel facing extreme, physically demanding conditions. This same technology has benefited residents for more than five years. According to Steven Schallhorn, M. D. and a retired U.S. Navy captain, “The DOD and NASA have validated the fact that today’s LASIK exceeds all established standards of safety and effectiveness.”

iLASIK™ Procedure, also referred to as the modern LASIK, features the usage of two lasers instead of one. During the first stage, wave-front technology maps the unique characteristics of the individual eyes, followed by an ultrafast, computer-guided laser to create a corneal flap. Using this laser to replace the handheld microkeratome blade in the older forms of LASIK results in an exceptionally safe procedure.

After that, the wave-front mapping data guides a second laser for vision correction. The new advanced laser technologies create a custom-fit procedure that is clinically proven to provide superb safety and visual results. A military evaluation of iLASIK in 100 personnel showed that a whopping 95% achieved 20/20 uncorrected vision or better. During the evaluation, 100% of naval aviators who went through the procedure said that they would recommend the surgery to fellow colleagues. Dr. Schallhorn emphasized that, “technologically speaking, there is no better time than now to join the over 12 million Americans who have benefited from LASIK."

Now if you'll excuse me, I am very excited to show my father this website for further LASIK information.


1 comment:

lasiksg said...

Tips: Grab some sleep as soon as possible after the actual Lasik Surgery is performed. That offers a essential boost to the healing process. Secondly, refrain from any kind of contact to the eyes of at least 5 days.