Distance Vision

Live life to the fullest without glasses and contacts!

 

The quality of your life depends greatly on the quality of your vision. At Yaldo Eye Center, we’re committed to freeing you from the cost and inconvenience of eyewear so you can continue to stay active without the hassle of glasses or contacts. The vision experts can help with your vision care and corrective needs today and in the future. Together, we will help you see the world more clearly and provide you with a lifetime of good eye health.

 

For those under age 50, the treatment options below are the best way to get rid of your glasses. Book a FREE Consultation today and lets the discuss the best option for you!


Option 1: Conventional LASIK

Conventional Lasik is a simple, outpatient procedure that can correct most prescriptions whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. Conventional or standard Lasik was the original form of Lasik that was used exclusively from its inception in the 1990’s until all-laser Lasik was created early in the 21stcentury.

 

Conventional Lasik is the most affordable procedure, but lacks some of the features of all laser Lasik. The major difference is the creation of the Lasik flap, the cornerstone of Lasik surgery.

 

The elements of Conventional Lasik:

 – A flap is made in the cornea with a microkeratome, a high quality medical blade

 – After the eye is lined up in the laser path, a three –camera tracking system tracks the smallest, micro-millimeter movements of the eye

 – After the reshaping is done, the flap is folded back to its original position, and seals itself to the rest of the cornea within minutes

 – The entire procedure takes no more than 10 minutes & recovery is generally within several hours

What you will experience:

 – A local anesthetic numbs the eye

 – A low dosage Valium ensures that the patient is relaxed and comfortable

 – Most patients feel slight pressure during the procedure, with no or very minimal pain

 – You’re given protective eyewear and driven home to relax for the rest of the day

 – A day or so later, you return for a post-operative check-up


Option 2: All Laser LASIK

The primary differences from conventional Lasik are:

1. In all Laser Lasik, the flap, the first step of lasik, is accomplished with a laser, not the mirokeratome or the blade. A lasik candidate is also a candidate for all Laser Lasik.

 

2. An IntraLase® FS Laser or Ziemer® Laser, not a microkeratome cuts the flap

 

3. Another computer-controlled laser reshapes the cornea with micron-level accuracy

 

This highly precise technology has been approved for military pilots and astronauts.

 

Discuss all the advantages of All Laser Lasik with your vision experts at Yaldo Eye Center during your Free Advanced Vision Correction Evaluation.


Option 3: LASEK or EPI LASEK

A Viable Alternative to LASIK

Sometimes Lasik is not the ideal procedure for you. One of the most common cases for that is when a patient’s cornea may be too thin or too steep for Lasik. Lasek is also a superior option to Lasik when there is a severe amount of astigmatism in the eye or a patient is very susceptible to dry eyes. In such cases, flapless lasik, or Lasek may be the best solution for getting rid of glasses. Lasek is similar to Lasik but does not require creating a flap in the cornea like Lasik does. Rather, only the outer covering of the cornea, the epithelium is folded back.

 

The only downside to Lasek is that the healing process may be a few days longer, while in Lasik, functional vision is restored in 1-2 days and sometimes sooner. All in all, that’s a small price to pay because Lasek allows non-Lasik candidates to experience effective, safe laser vision correction.


Option 5: CATz - Topography guided and the most advanced custom Lasik in the world!

The most technologically advanced form of custom Lasik.

Topography guided Lasik or CATz  is designed to produce “Supervision” – better than 20-20 vision! The majority of Lasik candidates are ideally suited for conventional or all Laser Lasik. But for those desiring better than 20-20 vision, topography guided lasik is the most advanced option available and the best way to go.

 

 

 – Visual imperfections are measured at 200 individual points on the eye

 – Each of the 200 points can be treated individually and precisely

 – Over 95% of patients get 20-15 or better vision.

 

 

 

 

What is Topography Guided Lasik known as CATz? (Customized Aspheric Treatment Zone)

 

The pattern of visual imperfections in your eye is as unique to you as your own fingerprint. And thanks to remarkable new Lasik technology, those seeking state-of-the-art procedures can achieve vision correction that actually exceeds the previously accepted definition of “Perfect 20-20 vision.”

 

In June 2014, Dr. Yaldo of Yaldo Eye Center was one of the first to perform the new FDA approved topography-guided LASIK procedure, introducing a new generation of laser technology designed to be far more precise and with fewer night vision side effects than even the most advanced Wavefront-guided LASIK.

 

Dr. Yaldo is the only eye surgeon in S.E. Michigan regularly performing CATz.

 

 – Visual imperfections are measured at 7000 individual points on the eye

 – Creates a topographic map of the cornea that shows even the most subtle distortions

 – 50% of CATz patients achieve “Supervision” or better than 20/20

 

“CATz is by far the most precise LASIK technology available, and it represents a huge leap forward,” notes Dr. Yaldo. “I am proud to have played a role in its development over the past several years. I’m also delighted to be one of the first surgeons in the nation to offer what is now the new gold standard for LASIK.”

 

CATz treats patients with nearsightedness and astigmatism (blurry or distorted vision caused by irregular curvature of the eye). It is also the first LASIK technology to demonstrate improved night vision after surgery (compared to using glasses or contact lenses).

 

Patients interested in learning more about CATz topography-guided LASIK should call (800) 398-EYES and set up a Free Evaluation.

 

Like conventional Lasik, this is an outpatient procedure. You’ll receive topical anesthetic drop and possibly a Valium. Your recovery will be short and relatively comfortable. Most patients are ready to resume normal activity within just a day or two.


Option 4: Contact Lens Implants

An implantable contact lens offers a solution that may produce even better vision than Lasik!

The Visian implantable contact lens (ICL) produces vision correction that is stunningly sharper, more vivid and more permanent than Lasik can produce. ICL’s are usually reserved only for patients with high levels of myopia who cannot undergo conventional Lasik.

If you are between 21 and 45 and nearsighted, you are an excellent candidate for the Visian ICL. Unlike traditional contact lenses that go on the surface of the eye, the Visian ICL is positioned inside the eye between the iris (the colored part of the eye) and the natural lens where it stays indefinitely. In case of emergency, it can also easily be removed from the eye.

 

The Visian ICL corrects a wide range of vision needs: 

 – The cornea is the curved portion on the front surface of the eye. The Visian ICL does not have any effect on the cornea and may be appropriate if you have thin corneas or high myopia.

 

 – Dry Eyes: Visian ICL does not cause or contribute to dry eyes. If you have dry eyes, ask your doctor if the Visian ICL may be the best vision correction option for you.

 

 – Refractive error in the focusing of light by the eye is a frequent reason for reduced visual acuity. Even patients with low and extreme high refractive errors are candidates for the Visian ICL.

 

the Visian ICL is made from Collamer. Collamer, is biocompatible with the eye (not seen as a foreign object to the body) and provides exceptional quality of vision. The lens rests quietly in position while accurately correcting vision. The Visian ICL is the best choice for a lens that is going to remain inside your eye for a lifetime.

 

 

The Visian ICL procedure:

 

The doctor creates two micro openings in the edge of the cornea to insert and position the lens. The lens is injected, gently unfolding in your eye. Special marks on the lens ensure proper positioning. That’s it—the procedure takes about 15 minutes! Because the opening is microscopic, recovery time is very short without needing any sutures. A few hours after the procedure you will be able to leave the clinic.


Schedule A Free Evaluation to find out which option is best for you!