Similar to fingerprints, everyone’s eyes are unique. We use Custom Vue Wave Front Technology which allows us to produce a 3D map of your eye to create a personalized vision correction plan. This technology not only allows us to correct your prescription, but also the way your eye focuses light, such as; night-vision, glare, shadows and halos.
LASIK stands for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis. For patients with refractive vision problems, this procedure changes the way images focus on the retina. This is done by changing the shape of the cornea, the transparent outer portion at the front of the eye. The term LASIK simply means that lasers are used to precisely cut a flap in the cornea so that the cornea’s shape can be altered. This altered shape enhances vision. Each step in the procedure uses the precision of a femtosecond laser with high-energy, short-pulse bursts of light. The eye is permanently changed. The need for glasses or contact lens is generally reduced or eliminated afterward.Read More About LASIK
PRK is a surface treatment that utilizes the same laser technology as LASIK without creating a corneal flap.
Through a consultation, we can determine together which option is best for you.
The Avellino DNA test is a genetic test for Avellino Corneal Dystrophy (ACD), a disease that develops slowly in the eye causing cloudiness at the center of the corneas that could lead to impaired vision or blindness. Carriers of ACD are at an extreme risk should they undergo laser vision correction.
The Avellino DNA test is the first and only genetic analysis used prior to LASIK or PRK surgery to detect these genetic mutations.We are one of a few practices in Illinois who offers this test.
ACD is estimated to be found in one out of every 870 individuals, according to published research. This test is proven to be 100% accurate in clinical trials.*
* Avellino Lab USA March 5, 2013
Visian ICL (implantable collamer lens) and Visian Toric ICL for astigmatism provides sharper and clearer vision than most other forms of vision correction. The ICL allows these excellent results without altering the shape of the cornea. While traditional contact lenses fit on the surface of the eye, ICL are surgically placed within the eye. They are positioned between the iris (which is the colored part of the eye) and the eye’s natural lens. These lenses are intended to permanently correct vision, but they can be replaced if eyes subsequently change.Read More About ICL
Clear lens exchange is nearly identical to cataract surgery. This elective surgery is performed prior to a cataract forming. During this procedure, your eye’s clear natural lens is replaced with a vision correcting lens. These advanced technology lenses are designed to reduce your dependence on contacts or glasses for near, distance and everywhere in between. The best part, you will never form a cataract.Read More About CLE
A KAMRA® Inlay is a small implant that improves near and intermediate vision while maintaining distance vision. Many patients with this implant no longer need reading glasses. The implant is smaller and thinner than a contact lens. It has a space in the middle, much like a doughnut hole. The inlay weighs less than a grain of sand. In a short (20-minute) procedure, this inlay is placed in the cornea of one eye. The eye with the implant will focus on near or intermediate vision, such as reading a menu or computer screen. The dominant eye will focus on distance.Read More About KAMRA