Millennium Laser Eye Centers offers Laser Vision Correction to patients in Florida, throughout the country and all over the world. We offer premium procedures including LASIK (LASer In-situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), utilizing the most advanced laser technology.
We invite all potential patients to visit our state-of-the-art center and explore how using this remarkable technology reshapes the cornea to conform to your specific eye prescription. Dr. Cory M. Lessner and the entire Millennium team strive to help patients reduce or eliminate a lifetime of dependency on corrective lenses.
If you have been considering Laser Vision Correction, please contact Millennium Laser Eye Centers to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Millennium Laser Eye Centers proudly offers LASIK in Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida. LASIK, or Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (meaning to shape the cornea of the eye using a laser), is one of the most exciting and advanced laser procedures for correcting nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatic vision.
LASIK is a fairly simple process. This brief outpatient procedure is performed by an ophthalmologist using anesthetic eye drops that completely numb the eye, eliminating the use of needles, and is pain-free. While the patient is comfortably reclining, the surgeon creates a micro-thin protective flap, the approximate thickness of 3 human hairs. This is accomplished at our center, by using an extremely precise Femtosecond Laser, the FS200 or the VisuMax. As soon as the protective flap has been created, the surgeon uses state-of-the-art laser technology, the WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser, to gently sculpt the cornea to reduce or eliminate the need for corrective lenses. The protective flap is then replaced and heals instantly without the need for any stitches.
The entire LASIK process takes about 10 minutes (about 5 minutes per eye). During this rapid recovery period, a patient may experience a few hours of mild irritation which, in most cases, can be alleviated with eye drops. Vision should be fully restored within 1-4 days; however, most patients return to regular daily activity within 24 hours.
In 2017, another laser corneal sculpting option became available for nearsighted individuals. The VisuMax femtosecond laser manufactured by Zeiss of Dublin, California was approved in September 2016 for the use of the SMILE procedure. SMILE is an acronym for Small Incision Lenticular Extraction. This common corrective procedure is only offered by a few advanced laser eye clinics around the country. Dr. Lessner at Millennium Laser Eye Centers is a leading provider of SMILE in Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida.
A pre-operative exam is required and patients should not wear contact lenses for 1-2 weeks before the procedure. On the day of the procedure, patients should avoid wearing beauty products and makeup on the face to decrease the risk of contamination in the surgery room.
As in Femto-Flap Creation, a million or so laser pulses are placed in a circular pattern inside of the cornea during the SMILE procedure. However, rather than creating a side cut to complete a flap, a second pass of femto-pulses is delivered to create a disc of tissue inside the cornea. Its shape is comparable to the amount of tissue removed during the second step in LASIK. The laser then makes a small connecting side-cut tunnel to access the disc through which it is removed and discarded. The center of the cornea flattens and corrects the prescribed amount of nearsightedness. The procedure is usually complete in about 20 minutes and it is completely painless.
SMILE offers an alternative for those at high risk of eye trauma as no flap is created. SMILE is often a better solution for patients with thinner corneas and is ideal for patients that already deal with dry eyes. This laser is intended to treat myopia with little to no astigmatism. Trials are under review for myopic astigmatism.
Millennium Laser Eye Centers offers Laser Vision Correction to patients in Florida and throughout the country. We are dedicated to making sure that every patient is well informed and comfortable with their decision to have this life-changing procedure. The procedure is a very simple process and has been proven to be very safe. Dr. Lessner and the Millennium staff would like to take this opportunity to further your knowledge on LASIK and other vision correction procedures offered at Millennium Laser Eye Centers.
Dr. Cory M. Lessner takes you step-by-step through the process of considering Laser Vision Correction. Please watch the complete orientation video.
If you are considering a Laser Vision Correction procedure, we invite you to visit our state-of-the-art center for a complimentary consultation. Dr. Lessner prides himself on staying ahead of the curve with the newest procedures and latest equipment available in the industry. Dr. Cory M. Lessner specializes exclusively in LASIK and Laser Vision Correction procedures. For more information regarding the services at our Sunrise, Florida Center near Fort Lauderdale, please contact us.
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