If you thought that just laser eye surgery was impressive, then be prepared to be astounded by the arrival of iDesign custom Lasik. iDesign is the most advanced wavefront-guided laser treatment available. The system creates a uniquely accurate measurement of the entire optical system that can be relied upon completely without any guesswork. This is then used to create a highly detailed topography or map of your eye, making it easier for your surgeon to pinpoint the areas that need addressing with pinpoint precision.
How accurate is iDesign?
iDesign is extremely accurate due to its diagnostic equipment that is able to determine 1,257 different micro eye prescriptions. Each one of these will measure the eye prescription to 0.01 of a dioptre strength – 25 times more than what a regular prescription for glasses or contact lens prescription is measured to.
Who is iDesign suitable for?
While iDesign Custom Lasik can benefit almost any patient with refractive problems, it is particularly beneficial for people who have unusual corneas or have had eye surgery in the past.
Is it painful?
Laser eye surgery is generally considered a pain-free procedure by the majority of patients. Anesthetic eye-drops are used to numb the outer area of the eye during the course of the surgery. Once these have worn off, some patients do experience some mild discomfort during the days following the procedure, but over the counter pain relief is usually sufficient to relieve this.
Are there any risks?
Laser eye surgery is generally considered to be very safe and iDesign Custom Lasik is no different. However, all medical procedures do pose some risk of complications which can include mild side effects such as hazy vision, dry eye, and problems with night vision, to more serious complications like corneal bulging or epithelial growth. The likelihood of severe complications is extremely rare.
How quickly will I be able to notice an improvement in my eyesight?
Exact results vary from person to person, but all patients should notice a significant improvement in their vision within 24 hours of their surgery.
How much does it cost?
The exact cost of iDesign Custom Lasik will need to be discussed with your eye surgeon, but typically you can expect to pay between $1,000 and $3,000 per eye. Although as a single cost this seems expensive, many patients find that when they compare it to the annual costs of glasses or contact lenses, iDesign is actually a cost-effective solution for your ocular needs.
If you are considering a payment plan to cover the cost of your iDesign Custom Lasik, make sure you shop around to get the best deal for you before you commit to your surgery.
If you are interested in iDesign Custom Lasik, make an appointment with your eye specialist who will be happy to discuss it with you in more detail.