LASIK has been used to correct vision problems (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism) for over 20 years. During that time, there have been significant advancements in LASIK technology and techniques. One of the most recent advancements is 100% blade-free LASIK.
100% bladeless LASIK gets it name from the use of a cool-beam laser to create the corneal flap instead of a steel surgical blade. This high speed, cool-beam laser allows the corneal tissue to be targeted at the molecular level, creating the corneal flap in approximately 6 seconds.
The 100% blade-free LASIK technique means the corneal flap can be tailor-made based on the unique characteristics of the eye. This results in fewer complications and more patients than ever before achieving 20/20 vision or better.