Eyesight founded Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center in 2001 in response to the Seacoast’s increasing need for state-of-the-art vision correction. The highly experienced surgical staff is dedicated to educating patients on a variety of refractive procedures in a personalized and comfortable manner.
LASIK eye surgery Portsmouth, NH
If you are seeking a Portsmouth LASIK specialist, the doctors at Eyesight and Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center would like to offer you the best and most advanced solution in LASIK eye surgery. Brought to you by Portsmouth LASIK experts Timothy Peters, M.D and Jennifer Ling, M.D., our one of a kind medical facility brings the best technology with only the most experienced hands in Ophthalmology. Helping you achieve your personal best vision is mission critical at our Portsmouth LASIK office.
Timothy Peters, M.D and Jennifer Ling, M.D. are absolutely dedicated to providing the best in patient education so that our patients can make a well-educated decision as to whether or not LASIK would be a good vision correction option. Remember, not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. This is why you need to have an experienced LASIK surgeon evaluate you to make sure LASIK is the right eye surgery procedure for you!
We are one of the only practices in New England with multiple laser platforms. This allows Clear Advantage to treat most types of nearsighted or farsighted prescriptions with or without an astigmatism. Our doctors will decide whether the Bausch & Lomb Technolas Laser or the Mel80 Advanced LASIK treatment by Zeiss will provide you with the best visual results.
LASIK – Laser assisted In-situ Keratomileusis: combines the proven techniques of both corneal flap and excimer laser surgery, resulting in dramatic results and rapid visual recovery. LASIK eye surgery is effective for correcting most cases of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Description of the LASIK Procedure
Prior to surgery, the LASIK surgeon will go through the procedure step-by-step so that you will know what will be taking place. Before starting with the procedure, one of your eyes will be covered while the other eye is being treated.
Next, a series of numbing drops are placed in the eye, making LASIK a virtually pain-free procedure. Once the eye is numbed, a lid holder is placed on the eye, which prevents the eye from blinking. Patients are then directed to watch a blinking red light during treatment in an effort to minimize movement. At this point, the microkeratome, a highly precise instrument that creates a protective layer on the cornea, is placed on the eye. Patients who desire a bladeless treatment, will have a small instrument, similar to a clear plastic tube, placed on the eye to help guide the laser light. Both procedures apply a slight pressure that causes the vision in the eye to dim, and feels like a slight squeeze on the eye. A protective layer is created, called a corneal flap, which is gently moved out of the way exposing the inner tissue of the cornea.
Using either the Bausch & Lomb branded Technolas 217z excimer laser or the Mel80 laser by Zeiss, the laser treats the patients prescription using short and cool beam pulses. In addition, an infrared eye tracking system monitors the eye position, and keeps the eye centered allowing for small, natural eye movements. If too much movement is detected, the laser will automatically stop and the surgeon will make the necessary modifications so that you get a precise and comprehensive treatment. The actual laser treatment usually takes less than one minute per eye to complete.
After the LASIK eye surgery, patients are advised to go home and”rest” their eyes for the remainder of the day. Patients are given eye drops to keep the eyes clean and moist and sleeping goggles and sunglasses are provided to help protect eyes from being rubbed.