State-of-the-art Lasik laser vision correction at the Caster Eye Center is an extremely patient-friendly, two-step process: a pain-free, 15-second laser treatment followed by a different pain-free, approximately 15-second laser treatment. To make this process as easy as possible, a relaxing pill (Xanax) is typically given before the treatment. The treatment is very quick and does not hurt! You can return to driving and work the very next day. No anesthesia (except eye drops) is needed, so you are able to get up and go home immediately after your treatment. There are absolutely no shots, IVs or other painful steps. This life-changing treatment could not be easier, faster or safer!
Dr. Andrew Caster uses his knowledge and the experience gained through more than 20 years and 30,000 laser treatments to plan and carry out each individualized treatment. All consultations, treatments and office visits are performed personally by Dr. Andrew Caster. You will meet with Dr. Caster during every office visit. You deserve this level of quality, individualized care!
All-Laser Lasik — Step One
The first part of the all-laser Lasik treatment is the laser creation of the protective flap. The state-of-the-art Zeiss VisuMax laser creates thousands of tiny bubbles within the cornea. This step is ultra-gentle and ultra-fast. The treatment with the Zeiss laser is completely pain-free. No pain! No other laser used in step one can make this claim. Only Zeiss. And it takes but 15 seconds. Great vision could not be easier!
All-Laser Lasik — Step Two
Step two is performed with the Alcon Allegretto EX500 laser. Just like step one, this step is completely pain-free. No pain! And step two is also amazingly fast — the average treatment time is 15 seconds, depending on your prescription. We are able to treat low, medium and even very high levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The laser tracker follows your eye completely throughout the treatment, so you do not need to worry at all about your eye moving. We use the Allegretto laser for step two because it is the most accurate laser in improving both daytime and nighttime vision. (Humans all see better in the daylight than in the dark.) In fact, the Allegretto laser is the only laser proven to the FDA to improve the nighttime vision compared to the vision with glasses and contact lenses, with on average improved night halos/glare compared to vision through glasses and contact lenses. So no glasses or contacts, and on average less night glare than you had with your glasses and contact lenses.
Two quick, pain-free laser steps! After the second laser step, you sit up, walk out of the room, and you are able to go home.