The Wright Eye Center has preformed over 39,000 Laservision surgeries! Over 20 years of experience, successful laser vision correction procedures and leading edge technology all add up to one thing…patient satisfaction. Today, our Bladeless LASIK procedure is giving men and women from all over southern Colorado the freedom to enjoy their active lifestyles without depending on glasses and contact lenses for good vision!
Dr. Wright was among the first 10 surgeons to perform laservision correction during the clinical trials submitted to the FDA for Summit Technology from 1990-1994. After extensive study abroad, Dr. John Wright was the first in Southern Colorado to treat the common problems of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism using excimer laser technology. Today, bladeless LASIK in Colorado Springs is performed using two very advanced laser systems – the Intralase femtosecond laser and the Allegretto Wave excimer laser.
LASIK: (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is an advanced procedure using the Excimer Laser. The Excimer Laser is a “cold laser”, or non-thermal light beam — the most sophisticated method in vision correction. Ultraviolet light and high energy pulses lasting only billionths of a second disrupt the molecular bonds between the corneal cells with extraordinary accuracy. Many ophthalmologists have found advantages in performing LASIK, and worldwide it is the treatment of choice. The procedure has little or no pain and is performed under topical anesthesia. CLICK A TAB BELOW TO READ MORE!
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IntraLase®… for Your Safety & A Precise Outcome
Our patients deserve the very best in technology and at The Wright Eye Center we’re pleased to offer our laser vision correction patients the safest, most precise method for the first step of your LASIK treatment…the creation of the flap. The IntraLase femtosecond laser represents the latest advancement in refractive surgery history. The IntraLase method, treatment gives our patients the comfort of reliability, safety & precision. With fewer risks for a possible flap complication, Dr. Wright feels that this bladeless method of LASIK is the safest, most predictable method of vision correction available today.
In addition, bladeless LASIK with IntraLase gives Dr. Wright the ability to generate a custom flap based on your individual visual requirements and safely create the flap to the exact shape & thickness needed to optimize your treatment. Although traditional LASIK is an effective procedure, bladeless LASIK – with IntraLase in the hands of the most experienced surgeon for LASIK in Colorado Springs – brings the advantage of safety, accuracy and precision to individuals in southern Colorado considering laser vision correction. Click Here to make your appointment today!
Bladeless LASIK Advantages
The Wright Eye Center is the first facility in Southern Colorado using the bladeless flapmaker. Bladeless Lasik is the latest technological breakthrough in LASIK. For the first time in LASIK history we can perform an all laser, LASIK procedure. Laser Vision Correction is often associated solely with the Excimer laser, but there are actually two very important steps in correcting your vision:
Until now, the flap has been created with a mechanical, bladed device called a microkeratome. With the bladed style microkeratome there was an increased risk of complications such as corneal abrasions, irregular flaps, as
well as button-hole flaps. The Bladeless Lasik procedure offers added safety for patients by eliminating the blade.
The Wright Eye Center has made this commitment because we believe that it puts us in a better position to give
our patients the best possible vision.
Over 5 million procedures have been performed safely and effectively using the IntraLase Method. And, in a clinical survey of LASIK patients who had their corneal flaps created using a microkeratome in one eye and the IntraLase Method in the other, patients preferred the vision in the IntraLase treated eye 3:1 over the microkeratomes among those who stated a preference.
The IntraLase Method enables us to tailor the LASIK flap according to the shape of your eye. Everything from the diameter of your flap to the angle of its edges can be precisely determined. This is important because everyone’s eyes are shaped a little differently, and having a corneal flap that’s individualized to your eye will help us ensure that you get the best possible results.
Clinical studies show excellent visual outcomes and high patient satisfaction when the IntraLase Method is used.
Because there is no variability in blade quality with the Bladeless Lasik procedure, there is little or no risk of flap irregularities. The all laser approach allows Dr. Wright to design the flap specifically to your eyes and visual needs.
Bladeless Lasik offers the ability to create a flap of uniform thickness at a pre-programmed depth. The traditional style microkeratomes did not account for the curvature of the cornea and created a meniscus style flap, with the edges somewhat thicker than the center. Any variation in flap thickness will result in a variation of your visual outcome. Because we know exactly what depth the flap is being created, we are able to preserve the most corneal tissue following the procedure, leaving each patient with a stronger, more stable eye.
Bladeless Lasik is a less invasive procedure than traditional LASIK so patients are less likely to experience post-operative pain. With traditional LASIK, the flap is created with a device that was fashioned after a carpenter’s plane. As it glided across the cornea it was possible to create an abrasion on the front of the eye. Patients experienced quite a bit of pain as this abrasion healed. With Bladeless Lasik, the laser passes through the cornea and creates small bubbles at a preprogrammed depth without applying friction to the front layer of the eye, a much more comfortable approach.
With the IntraLase laser flap-making device, the cornea can be seen throughout the flap-making procedure, unlike microkeratomes, which block visualization while in use. With the blade-style microkeratome, the surgeon won’t know a problem has occurred until the microkeratome is backed up – allowing visualization of the cornea. With the IntraLase laser, the cornea can be visualized throughout the procedure.
With IntraLase, the flap can be centered exactly on your line of sight. With mechanical microkeratomes this cannot be verified before the flap is made. In some cases the eye can rotate in the suction ring resulting in a de-centered flap. With the IntraLase, centration can be verified before the flap is made.
With both the IntraLase and blade style microkeratomes a suction ring is used to keep the eye perfectly still while the flap is being created. The suction ring is attached to the white part of the eye – called the sclera. If suction loss occurs, flap creation will be interrupted with both technologies.
Hear From Others!
Your experience at the Wright Eye Center is important to us. We want you to be as informed as possible about the benefits of getting your LASIK vision correction done with us. Here are what just some of our customers have said about their experience with The Wright Eye Center!
"Very professional staff and doctors ... I would recommend The Wright Eye Center to my friends." -Facebook Testimonial
"From the check-in time 'til the time to go home, everyone was at their very best. I have shared my experience with others and am highly recommending your center." -Patient Testimonial
"Dr. Wright talking me through the procedure helped with my anxiety. It was a wonderful experience." -Patient Testimonial