Southwest Eye Care and Laser is at the forefront of eye care technology in Bakersfield. In addition to lasers used for skin treatments and diabetic retinopathy, our doctors use the Intralase laser and Allegretto Wave laser during LASIK surgery. Intralase LASIK, sometimes called iLASIK, involves the creation of a corneal flap with the Intralase as well as corneal manipulation with the Allegretto Wave. Lasers offer more accuracy and shorter downtime than LASIK with hand-held tools.
Here at Southwest Eye Care and Laser, we take pride in bringing the newest
and greatest technology to Bakersfield, being in the forefront of
technology, and providing the best level of technological care possible.
Laser treatment now today is less invasive than any surgery and is an
alternative to different medications that people have used over the years.
At Southwest Eye Care, we use the Matrix Laser for correction of acne
rosacea and also facial rejuvenation. At the surgery center, we employ the
InterLase to make the corneal flap for LASIK and the Allegretto Laser for
optical correction. We use a Zeiss laser for treatment of diabetic
retinopathy and hypertensive disease.
LASIK is a 2-step process. The first step is creating the corneal flap
which is when we use the InterLase. The second step, though, is the
correction of your actual prescription. Fort this step, we use an Eximer
Laser. The Eximer Laser we use here at Southwest Eye Care is called the
Allegretto. The Allegretto treats the eye in a very unique way to try to
maintain the very natural shape of the eye. By maintaining this natural
shape after correcting your prescription, it leads to better quality of
vision, better nighttime vision, and a much higher percentage of 20/20, and
even 20/15 vision in some cases.
One of the features of the Allegretto Laser is it is what is called a
Wayfront optimized laser. What Wayfront optimization means to you is that
unlike an older laser where the treatment on the eye is based primarily on
your glasses prescription, the Wayfront optimized laser is tailored, it's
customized to you specifically. Certain unique characteristics of your eyes
are entered into the laser, and these unique characteristics are taken into
account when the laser is programmed and when it treats your eye. This is
one of the reasons why the Allegretto has such great results, and
particularly great results with very high levels of nearsightedness,
farsightedness, and even now we can treat very high levels of astigmatism.
This technology is also very fast. This procedure has cut treatment times
down significantly from older-generation technology lasers, which makes the
procedure much easier to go through because your time of actually having
treatment is greatly reduced.
If you've decided that LASIK is something you're interested in, call our
office, schedule a 1-hour free consultation. We'll do all our tests that
are need to make sure you're a good candidate, talk about your options, and
take the next step towards getting this life-changing procedure done for