LASIK eye surgery has continually grown in popularity since it was first introduced to vision impairment patients in the United States. LASIK improves a patient’s vision by altering the shape of the cornea to eliminate lower order aberrations that lead to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. By addressing the cause of vision impairment, LASIK can eliminate or drastically reduce a patient’s reliance on prescription eyewear. As such, traditional LASIK is known as one of the most effective forms of vision correction. At his eye care practice, Dr. Raul Peña takes the effects of LASIK even further by utilizing advanced technology to provide patients with even more precise vision correction. Dr. Peña offers Zyoptix™ custom LASIK to his McAllen, TX, patients, which personalizes treatment to their specific needs.
The Zyoptix™ Difference
Zyoptix™ LASIK is unique from traditional LASIK surgery because it uses mapping technology to create a detailed image of how light travels through each patient’s eye. Zyoptix™ technology, created by Bausch and Lomb, allows Dr. Peña to detect even the most microscopic abnormalities in a patient’s eye. Mapping measures the lower order aberrations that lead to the most common forms of vision impairment, as well as higher order aberrations that may result in bursts, halos, or other visual imperfections. Once there is a clear map of how light travels through the patient’s eye, it is compared to a map that shows how light travels through the eye of a patient with perfect vision. With these two maps in hand, Dr. Peña is able to customize a surgical plan that will address both lower and higher order aberrations to provide patients with the most precise and effective vision correction.
The other aspect of Zyoptix™ LASIK that sets it apart from traditional LASIK is that this technique uses blade-free technology. When traditional LASIK is performed, a small blade is used to create the corneal flap that grants access to the underlying corneal tissue. Though the risks of traditional LASIK are low, most LASIK complications are related to the corneal flap. During Zyoptix™ LASIK, Dr. Peña uses a laser to create the corneal flap, which allows for greater control and, thus, further reduces the risk of a flap complication.
Because Zyoptix™ LASIK uses detailed mapping technology to guide the laser throughout treatment, patients can expect exceptional results from the surgery. Most Zyoptix™ patients recover from surgery with 20/20 vision or better. In addition to eliminating visual imperfections related to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, patients should also experience fewer abnormalities, such as glares and halos, following their Zyoptix™ LASIK procedure. As a result of treatment, many patients are able to eliminate their prescription lenses permanently.
Schedule an Appointment
At his laser vision center, Dr. Raul Peña takes advantage of the latest technologies to provide patients with safer and more precise vision correction. If you have questions about Zyoptix™ LASIK or would like to learn more about the other LASIK techniques offered at our vision center, schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.