Imagine life without contacts or glasses. You can see clearly in bright, vibrant color. You no longer have to squint! Activities like hiking, biking, swimming, tennis, and golf are more convenient because you don’t have to worry about losing a contact lens or your glasses sliding down your nose.
For many, LASIK is helping people become less dependent on contacts and glasses. However, while LASIK can be an amazing procedure, your decision on where to go should not be made lightly. The surgeon you choose can mean the difference between excellent results and real complications.
Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist certified in all refractive procedures. He offers the most advanced LASIK procedure in the world: iLASIK. This process includes an integration of the latest vision correction technologies including the IntraLase iFS® femtosecond laser and CustomVue.
As far as the laser treatment, we offer two options:
- Conventional laser is a laser treatment where Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, treats your myopia or hyperopia and any astigmatism you may have.
- Frank W. Bowden, III, also utilizes the advanced CustomVue laser vision correction treatment which is a personalized treatment specific for your eyes.
IntraLase iFS Femtosecond Laser
Our IntraLase technology is the “i” in iLASIK. This technology allows Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, to create the corneal flap using a laser rather than a hand-held blade (microkeratome). The iFS laser allows for a blade-free flap creation by generating energy that produces tiny bubbles at a precise depth. In just seconds the corneal tissue can be separated to allow access to the underlying tissue for corneal reshaping. This allows for a faster, more precise incision that results in fewer flap complications. Visual recovery may also be faster for some patients.
With a CustomVue treatment, Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, will treat your myopia or hyperopia, any astigmatism and your Personal High Order Aberrations (HOA). HOA are the individual high and lows of your cornea (very much like a finger print) which may manifest as glare and/or halos at night. The Advanced CustomVue procedure offers a level of accuracy, safety, and customization never before possible in laser vision correction. Special high technology tools allows us to precisely measure and correct the imperfections in each eye, which means a treatment uniquely tailored to our patient.
Find Out if LASIK in Jacksonville is Right for You
Schedule your free LASIK Consultation online or call our office at (904) 296-0098.