#WhyiLASIK

LASIK stands for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, and has been in practice since the late 90’s. This procedure is the number one elective surgery in the country as it caters to a wide range of vision problems-nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Though LASIK can be performed conventionally by the surgeon creating the flap in the cornea, there is now an advancement called Intralase Bladeless LASIK ( iLASIK) which has expanded the spectrum of candidates. This treatment changes the shape of the cornea with a laser, thus reducing dependence on glasses and contact lenses.

The Procedure:

At Bucci Laser Vision, we offer our patients a private LASIK suite which houses our Intralase ‘bladeless’ LASIK technology, including both the WaveScan and CustomVue laser, providing individualized treatments for each patients unique eyes.

Taking just 5 minutes, this technology identifies delicate imperfections in the eye and collects 1,000 data points in order to achieve the best vision for the patient. The majority Dr. Bucci’s Custom LASIK and Multi-Lx Elite™ patients choose not to wear distance glasses following this microsurgical procedure.

Step 1

Using wavefront eye-mapping technology, a 3-D map of your eye imperfections are detected

Step 2

An ultra-fast laser is used to create a thin flap on the eye, preparing the cornea for treatment

Step 3

Based on the information from the digital eye map, a laser is used to reshape the cornea providing corrected vision often as good as, or better than a perfect pair of glasses

The Surgeon:

In 1998, Frank A. Bucci, Jr., MD founded the Bucci Cataract & Laser Vision Institute dedicated solely to correcting eye disorders through the pursuit of excellence in eye surgery. Dr. Bucci is an internationally recognized expert in LASIK and has performed over 28,000 microsurgical eye procedures. Offering free consultations, Dr. Bucci’s goal is for his patients to achieve spectacle independence. He is the #1 Multifocal surgeon in PA – Top 10 in the USA.

The Results:

98% of typical patients achieve 20/40 vision or better, providing individuals with the chance to achieve freedom from their contacts or glasses.

I am a hunting guide as well as a hunter, LASIK was one of the best hunting investments I have made besides my Weimaraners. Before the surgery I couldn’t see the cross hairs in my scope or a shotgun bead sight. I am 100% more effective after my LASIK surgery.     -Brian “Bull” J.

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