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CustomVue® LASIK

Lasik Paul Eye Clinic

If you’ve been longing to reduce – or even eliminate – your dependence on glasses and contact lenses, you’ve probably looked into refractive surgery.

Today’s state-of-the-art refractive surgery procedures – also known as LASIK and PRK – can correct myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism (uneven focusing of light) and, to a lesser degree, hyperopia (farsightedness).

To find out if you’re a candidate for laser vision correction, look to the board at St. Paul Eye Clinic. For an appointment for a FREE evaluation call (651) 770-0023 or (888) 756-0023.

About LASIK refractive surgery

Refractive surgery, as its name suggests, adjusts the way your eyes refract, or bend light, by changing the shape of the cornea, which is the front surface of your eye.

One of the earliest refractive surgery techniques was radial keratotomy (RK). St. Paul Eye Clinic was among the first area practices to offer laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK.

Today, we use the FDA-approved VISX® CustomVue® STAR S4IR excimer laser with WaveFront custom treatment. This laser is widely considered to be one of the most effective available today. WaveFront-guided LASIK uses 3D measurements of how your eye processes images to guide the laser in reshaping the cornea.

St. Paul Eye Clinic also uses a state-of-the-art technology called iris registration, which precisely tracks eye movement, allowing for extremely precise LASIK outcomes.

What happens during LASIK surgery?

With LASIK, a few anesthetic drops are applied, and an eyelid holder is placed to prevent blinking. A thin flap of cornea is elevated, exposing the inner layers of the cornea.

The laser is programmed precisely according to your eye’s individual “fingerprint” and accurately reshapes your cornea. The flap is then sealed back into place and the whole process is complete within just minutes.

Over 98% of LASIK patients achieve between 20/20 and 20/40 vision without glasses or contacts. Of course, individual results may vary and we will never give you unrealistic expectations. You’ll feel confident knowing that all of our eye specialists are board-certified and some are fellowship-trained in corneal surgery.

Is refractive surgery right for you?

Our doctors will complete an in-depth examination to determine if you are a candidate for refractive surgery.

The ideal candidate for refractive surgery is over 18 years of age with healthy eyes and without a significant change in their eyeglass prescription for the last 12 months.

People with certain eye or other medical conditions and pregnant women or nursing mothers may not be good candidates for refractive surgery.

How effective is our LASIK?

According to a clinical study, one year after the VISX CustomVue procedure:

  • Almost all of the study participants could pass a driving vision test without glasses or contacts.
  • 98% of the clinical study participants could see 20/20 or better without glasses or contacts.
  • 70% of the clinical study participants could see 20/16 or better without glasses or contacts.
  • Four times as many study participants said they were very satisfied with their night vision after the VISX CustomVue procedure, compared to their night vision before with glasses or contacts.

Getting Started

To learn more about refractive surgery or to find out if you are a candidate for the procedure, call (651) 770-0023 or (888) 756-0023 and schedule your personal consultation at the St. Paul Eye Clinic nearest you today. We have 7 locations in the St. Paul, Minnesota area and 2 locations in northwest Wisconsin to serve you.