Choosing the right provider for your LASIK procedure can make a world of difference in your life, and your vision. At Whitsett Vision Group, we want to make it easy for you to see why we’re the right choice for your LASIK procedure.
LASIK Technology: Does It Make a Difference?
There are many options to choose from when it comes to LASIK technology, and choosing the right one can make all the difference. At Whitsett Vision Group, our surgeons have done the research, and have chosen the technology they feel provides patients with the safest LASIK experience, while providing them with best visual outcomes. This investment to the best, safest LASIK technology is why our surgeons are confident that Whitsett Vision Group is the best place to have LASIK in the Houston metroplex.
A long time ago, LASIK was done using technology that involved a blade, but that isn’t the case anymore. At Whitsett Vision Group, we use the WaveLight EX 500 Excimer Laser and Custom Wavefront Refractive Suite. Whitsett Vision Group provides an all-laser LASIK experience by using the combination of the excimer laser and the Blade-free IFS Intralase laser.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR OUR PATIENTS?
BETTER VISUAL OUTCOMES, FEWER SIDE EFFECTS.
Wake Up to Clear Vision!
Life After LASIK
- No glasses and contact lenses
- Save money each year
- Participate in any activity, any time (even swimming!)
- Improved Vision
Life Before LASIK
- Hassle of contacts at work
- Hassle of glasses at night
- Spend more each year for glasses & contacts
- Increased risk of infection with contact lenses
LASIK works by reshaping your cornea, which changes the way images focus on your retina, allowing you to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses. The procedure is completed in just a few steps. First, we put topical anesthetic drops in your eye to completely numb the surface. Then, we use the first of two lasers to create a corneal flap. This flap is then lifted by your surgeon, to allow the second laser to reshape the cornea. Once the treatment is completed and your cornea is reshaped, your surgeon will reposition the corneal flap, completing your procedure. This flap is self-healing, so no sutures are required.
Our LASIK procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art Laser Vision Surgical Suite, conveniently located in our Katy location. We pay close attention to things such as humidity, temperature, and air quality in our designated LASIK suite, to increase patient comfort, and keep our lasers in excellent condition.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted and begin your pre-operative exam with one of our dedicated LASIK team members. Your surgeon will complete your pre-operative exam and answer any questions you may have prior to your procedure. Once all of your questions have been answered, you will move to the pre-operative area to relax and prepare for your procedure. The pre-operative exam and preparation for surgery is where you will spend most of your time on LASIK day – the procedure itself typically takes just a few minutes!
Step 1 – Pre-Operative Exam & Questions
Step 2 – LASIK pre-operative area to prepare for your procedure
Step 3 – Enter Laser Suite for your LASIK procedure
Step 4 – Post-Operative Exam, Questions, and Instructions
Step 5 – Go Home and take a nap!
We want to make this process relaxed and enjoyable for your responsible party as well. For that reason, we provide a viewing area just outside of the sterile surgical suite, so your guest can watch your LASIK procedure! If they prefer not to watch, they can wait in our comfortable waiting area until your procedure is complete.