What is LASIK?

LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In-situ Keratomileusis. LASIK is one procedure in a family of  surgical procedures called Laser Vision Correction that are designed to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses and contact lenses by altering the curvature of the eye to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. 

In Alaska, we are the only clinic offering the most advanced LASIK procedure, the iLASIK procedure.  iLASIK is a completely blade-free LASIK procedure that utilizes a femtosecond laser and a fully customized wavefront-guided correction of your vision with an excimer laser. Alaska Lasik & Cataract Center invests in the best LASIK technology to offer you the safest procedures available, as well as the most sophisticated correction so you get better results. 

LASIK has undergone many advancements since it was first in clinical trials starting in the mid-1990s in the United States of America.  Technology, as well as your surgeon’s expertise, make all the difference in your results.    Dr. Coulter, your surgeon, has performed over 16,000 LASIK procedures (over 5,000 of those with the iLASIK technology) and he is available to you before and after your procedure. 

Alaska Lasik and Cataract Center offers all of the laser vision correction procedures because we believe that having options means that we can truly evaluate what is best for your eyes and offer you the appropriate procedure, rather than trying to make the procedure we offer you “one size fits all.”  Dr. Coulter offers and has performed several photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) procedures, epi-LASIK procedures and LASEK procedures.

Before a patient can be approved for LASIK surgery, they must undergo an examination to determine whether they are a good candidate. During this exam, a map of your eyes will be created and your visual status will be analyzed carefully. These results of these test combined with your exam will enable Dr. Coulter to rule out most patients who would not be good candidates for LASIK surgery. During this evaluation, Dr. Coulter will also explain in detail the entire surgical process and answer any questions you might have about LASIK. The advances in LASIK over the years have made LASIK available to most people.  Call us at 569-1551 to schedule your exam today.