Lasik

LASIK Eye Surgery

Glasses and/or contact lenses to correct your vision have become a thing of the past in Los Angeles. Reingold Eye Center offers the latest in vision correction technologies, LASIK is a refractive procedure that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness and Astigmatism by reshaping the front surface the cornea. LASIK can significantly improve eyesight and reduce the need for glasses and/or contact lenses; allowing individuals the freedom to ENJOY life.

How does LASIK correct Vision?

Understanding how refractive surgery improves vision requires a basic knowledge of how the eye focuses light. Light bends as it passes through a curved surface, a process called refraction. In your eye, the two main refractive surfaces are the outer surface, the cornea, and the lens inside the eye. These two, along with the eye's other internal structures, work together to focus light on the retina in the back of the eye. The cornea provides most of the focus as light passes through it, before being fine-tuned by the lens. If light is not focused correctly on the retina, a blurry image is sent to the brain. 

Dr. Reingold offers the Latest LASIK technology!

Dr. Reingold offers three of the latest LASIK technology procedures: Intralase (Bladefree, “all laser LASIK”), Allegretto (Wavelight), and Visx (CustomVue)

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Intralase

This treatment uses a state of the art IntraLase, laser instead of a scalpel, to create a corneal flap. In seconds, over a million computer-controlled pulses of laser light are delivered to the cornea, safely passing through its outer layers before reaching its target. There, the laser produces a series of tiny gas bubbles that join together to create the flap. With IntraLase laser technology, eye surgeons can create a custom flap of the desired size, thickness, orientation, and location to correct your vision.

Allegretto (WaveLight)

The second step in LASIK is reshaping the cornea under the flap. Once gently lifted, the WaveLight Allegretto System does this using the fastest and newest excimer laser system available. The Allegretto Wave uses high resolutions to delicately reshape the cornea with a small laser of less than 1mm diameter. The Allegretto Wave, which includes both WaveFront optimization and PerfectPulse Technology, is considered by many to be the most effective and the safest excimer laser system currently available.

Visx (CustomVue)
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Another technology to reshape the cornea, Visx is tailored to produce the distinct corrections your eyes may need. WaveScan technology can determine tiny imperfections that were previously immeasurable and provides twenty-five times the precision of standard methods. A detailed map of the eye is produced by the WaveScan technology, and this information is translated into treatment instructions for the CustomVue laser.