What Makes Soft-Touch LASIK Surgery Safe
As an industry leader in laser eye surgeries, Wang Vision Institute was the first center in the state to perform Soft-Touch LASIK. If you’re tired of wearing glasses or contacts and are ready to treat your vision problems, you’ve likely read about LASIK and wondered if you are a good candidate. Learn more about what makes Soft-Touch LASIK surgery safe below.
While slightly different from traditional LASIK surgery, Soft-Touch LASIK offers unique advantages while using three-dimensional image-guided technology to get a comprehensive view of the eye. This allows the surgeon to carry out the procedure with the best precision and accuracy, which improves the outcomes of your surgery. Soft-Touch LASIK is fast and effective, only lasting about 10 minutes from start to finish. Most people who undergo bladeless LASIK will have clear vision within 24 hours.
As with any vision surgery, knowing if you are a good candidate or not is important for your eye health. The best candidate for Soft-Touch LASIK is at least 18 years of age, has enough corneal thickness, and doesn’t have any medical disorders such as diabetes or an existing eye infection or disease. If you’re considering LASIK, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. We can answer questions about your medical history to determine your candidacy.
The complication rate for Soft-Touch LASIK is very low, making it one of the safest surgical vision surgeries. Before the procedure begins, we will perform a comprehensive examination to identify any factors that may increase risk for complications. During the recovery period, some patients may undergo periods of inconsistent vision or light sensitivity. This is common, and we will schedule follow-up visits to check your healing.
For more information about Soft-Touch LASIK, attend our FREE Vision Seminar on Tuesday at 7 p.m. CST. Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics) and our other WVI surgeons have performed over 55,000 procedures, including on over 4,000 doctors.