Procedures

LASIK Eye Surgery in Miami Plus a Whole Lot More

Now that you know TLC of Coral Gables is the leading LASIK eye surgery center in Miami and are considering us as the Miami LASIK surgery center for your refractive procedure, you are probably wondering what the procedure entails.

LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, and is a type of refractive surgery used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. At our center only lasers are used during the procedure and no blade is used.  This type of surgery is called iLASIK and is the safest and most accurate way of performing LASIK surgery today. First a special laser (The Intralase Laser) is used to create a small separation of the cornea (the clear front part of the eye) creating “the flap” allowing a second laser (The Visx Custom Excimer Laser) to then reshape the cornea so that light can travel through it unobstructed and properly focus it on the macula at the center of your retina (at the back of your eye). The flap is then smoothed into place and heals naturally. This method of vision correction has proven itself to be very effective and has an impressive 96% success rate in achieving 20/20 visual acuity or better. The procedure is practically painless, and the results are almost immediate. No bandages or stitches are required, and the procedure can be repeated to further correct vision changes if needed.

Avoid the Worries by Choosing the Best LASIK Surgeon in South Florida

Are there any disadvantages or risks to LASIK surgery? Although no surgical procedure can be 100% guaranteed, LASIK surgery is one of the safest and fastest surgeries available to treat some of the most common issues that people have with their vision. It is economical and virtually painless. Best of all, the effects are immediate and will last for a lifetime.

As with every type of surgery, there are always some risks no matter how small.  At TLC of Coral Gables, we take every precaution and work diligently to ensure that you have a stress free, positive experience with some of the most respected doctors in their field. So, give us a call and schedule a free consultation to find out more about how we can help improve the way you see your future.

For LASIK eye surgery in Miami, there is only one name you need to know, TLC of Coral Gables. We are a highly reputable and well-trusted practice for LASIK surgery in Miami. We offer a variety of procedures and best of all, we have a number of payment plans available to meet your budget.

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This procedure uses UV light and a photosensitizer to strengthen the chemical bonds in the cornea in order to stop progressive and irregular changes to the cornea’s shape (ectasia). The most common corneal ectasia treated is keratoconus. After the epithelial barrier is disrupted, drops of riboflavin (vitamin B2) are then allowed to diffuse into the cornea and it is exposed to UV light for a short period of time.

LASIK is the most commonly performed laser vision correction procedure, but it’s not the only procedure available. It might also not be the best option for everyone. Other procedures we offer are Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK), Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL), and Refractive Lens Exchange.

Here a soft, flexible gel-lens made of a collagen copolymer material is inserted into the eye. This is done for the permanent correction of myopia (nearsightedness). It has proven to be a popular alternative to LASIK and PRK and, in certain cases, produces better visual results. This is often the treatment of choice for extreme myopia or thinner corneas.

This procedure is specifically designed for people who are presbyopic (bifocal or  reading-glasses dependent) and at least 40 years of age. For these individuals procedures such as LASIK and PRK are often not as effective in correcting their vision, and this is why refractive lens exchange might be a better option. Refractive lens exchange involves replacing the eye’s natural internal lens with an artificial intraocular lens implant or IOL. This allows light to be focused properly on the retina. Depending on the type of IOL implant this procedure can help with distance vision as well as near vision in certain patients.

Contact us for more information about Miami LASIK Eye Surgery today.