Frequently asked questions about LASIK in St. Louis, Missouri.

Will I experience halos and/or glare after my procedure?

Early after a vision correction procedure it is common to see halos and glare, particularly around lights at night. Our patients say that this is prominent at first, then dissipates over time to the point where it either completely goes away or is less noticeable. Glasses and contacts often have

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Who is a candidate for LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK may be an excellent solution for you if you: – are at least 18 years old. – have nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism. – have had a stable glasses or contact lens prescription for the last year. – are in good health.

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Who is not an ideal candidate for LASIK?

LASIK may not be the best solution for you if you: – have a vision prescription that has changed four full steps or more on the eye exam in the last year (-1.00D). – are pregnant. – have uncontrolled or untreated eye disease. – have a corneal dystrophy or a history of herpetic keratitis (a herpes infection in the eye), or autoimmune disorders such as lupus. – are on certain medications, including Accutane.

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What kind of lasers do you use?

As the only practice in St. Louis with multiple femtosecond and excimer laser platforms under one roof, we are better equipped to customize treatment options. We utilize the following lasers: VISX S4 IR This is one of our two excimer lasers. More LASIK cases have been done on the VISX laser than on any other laser in the world. It is also the laser approved for use in U.S. fighter pilots and NASA astronauts. Allegretto Wavelight This is the second of our two excimer lasers used for LASIK. The Allegretto Wavelight laser is the fastest excimer laser in the country (the Schwind laser is the fastest excimer laser in the world). Zeiss Visumax — 500 Hz This is one of our two femtosecond lasers. A femtosecond is one quadrillionth of a second. This is our newest laser and is the fastest femtosecond laser in the world, firing at 500Hz. It is also the only laser in the world that can do SMILE, a third-generation laser vision correction procedure. SMILE is a 100 percent femtosecond laser-based procedure. Yag laser This is a laser that we can use with Visian ICL and RLE surgery.

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Am I too old or too young for LASIK or any other procedure?

Brinton Vision is a unique practice in that we specialize in LASIK plus all of its modern forms. With that range of tools, we can correct vision in patients ages 18 to 108 years old. We are also different in that we provide a tailored solution for your vision correction needs, rather than just offering one or two blanket treatments to everyone who comes in the door. During your Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis, you will learn what the best option is for you and your individual vision goals.

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