CustomVue Laser Vision Correction is an exciting new procedure that incorporates WaveScan wavefront technology and the patented, FDA-approved VISX laser to create a highly effective, personalized treatment plan for patients.
Without CustomVue LASIK eye surgery, doctors must rely on the “one-size-fits-all” traditional laser vision correction, which can achieve great results but is not nearly as precise as CustomVue.
In fact, Dr. Baribeau can achieve LASIK procedure results that are up to 25 times more accurate than traditional LASIK.
Our LASIK eye surgeon, Dr. Baribeau, has more than 40 years of experience performing refractive surgery, and he has been using the excimer laser since BEFORE the technology first received FDA approval in the U.S. in 1998.
Dr. Baribeau has improved the vision of tens of thousands of patients with laser vision correction procedures, such as LASIK, EPI-LASIK, LASEK and PRK.
At the San Antonio office of Dr. Alan Baribeau, we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality of care. Quality begins with a professional and caring attitude. It extends to thoroughness and accuracy of data collection in preparation for surgery. It involves a well-trained, experienced, skilled surgeon and certified surgical support staff uniquely qualified to perform your laser vision correction eye surgery. It means using the state-of-the-art laser equipment. It is enhanced by the comfort of a first-class facility.
Not everyone is a suitable candidate for LASIK eye surgery. LASIK candidacy is determined by Dr. Baribeau after your eyes have been examined and he has reviewed your medical history and talked with you about your vision needs and goals.
You may be a suitable candidate for LASIK if:
If you have a pre-existing eye disease that affects your vision like glaucoma, cataracts, or corneal disease, or if you have “thin” corneas, you may not be a good candidate for LASIK; however, you may be a candidate for an alternate vision correction procedure. Dr. Baribeau will discuss all options available to you at the end of your comprehensive eye exam.
Will my Blade-Free LASIK procedure hurt?
LASIK surgery in considered painless. Most LASIK and IntraLASIK surgery patients find the procedure to be only slightly uncomfortable. Prior to LASIK surgery, anesthetic drops are used to numb the eye, and a mild sedative may also be used in some cases. Patients are usually able to resume normal activities the following day.
What is the recovery like after LASIK procedure?
Most of our LASIK surgery patients see well the day following the procedure and are able to resume normal activities. In fact, many patients receive blade-free IntraLASIK surgery after work and are able to return the following day. Patients who have higher prescriptions, and therefore a greater refractive error to correct, may recover more slowly. In most cases, vision improves dramatically a few days after the procedure. During your LASIK surgery consultation at our practice serving San Antonio, Austin and surrounding areas, Dr. Baribeau can explain the recovery process in more detail.
Are there risks involved with Blade-Free LASIK Surgery?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved in LASIK surgery. However, a number of clinical studies have shown that the all-laser IntraLASIK procedure is the safest, most precise vision technology available today. During your consultation with Dr. Baribeau, the risk factors of LASIK surgery, as well as any individual risk factors that may be present, will be thoroughly explained so you can make an informed decision about your vision correction surgery. Potential complications include dryness, surgical flap complications, under-or over-correction, and night glare. To minimize these risks, Dr. Baribeau provides a comprehensive eye exam to each of his patients with a thorough pre-operative screening to determine whether he or she is a suitable candidate for laser vision correction.