blade-free LASIK

Is Blade-Free LASIK Right for You?

LASIK (Laser-Assisted-In-Situ Keratomileusis) is an FDA-approved outpatient procedure that uses the excimer laser to reshape the cornea to correct your vision. LASIK typically takes less than 10 minutes to perform on each eye and is one of the most frequently performed healthcare procedures in North America. There are many options available and Blade-Free LASIK might be right for you.

Because no two corneas are alike, we offer our patients Wavefront-Optimized LASIK. With Wavefront-Optimized LASIK, a combination of sophisticated measurements of each individual’s corneas are used to create a unique treatment plan designed to provide patients with:
• A greater chance of having 20/20 vision as compared to conventional LASIK
• The potential for better vision than is possible with contacts or glasses
• Less incidence of glare and halos • Potentially better overall vision, even at night

What is Blade-Free LASIK? In a Blade-Free LASIK procedure, the flap of the corneal tissue is created by using a computer controlled, femtosecond laser instead of a bladed instrument. This laser allows the surgeon to create a customized flap of uniform thickness utilizing the natural curvature of the cornea. Once the cornea flap is created, the excimer laser is used to reshape the inner layer of the cornea, allowing for rapid visual recovery.

With Blade-Free Custom LASIK, it is now possible to perform LASIK on many patients who were previously dismissed as poor candidates due to thin corneas.

During your initial consultation, we will determine the range of your probable outcome based on your particular prescription and diagnostic test results. Most LASIK patients notice dramatic visual results within the first few days following their procedure.

However, the speed of visual recovery depends on your personal healing patterns and patients with higher prescriptions might recover more slowly.

The best way for you to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK is with a complete medical examination of your eyes and personal consultation in our office. LASIK can treat a broad range of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in people who are at least 18 years old, who are in good general health with a stable prescription and who don’t have any eye diseases. LASIK, like any other surgical procedure, has risks of complications and should be discussed with your eye care provider.

Ophthalmic surgeon, Dr. Neil B. Griffin, Myrtle Beach, is committed to providing world class surgical technologies and the most advanced vision diagnostics to the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and North Carolina area. Griffin Eye Center continues to be on the forefront with the most advanced lasers for LASIK surgery and offer more options for laser vision correction. The laser speed and accuracy allows Dr. Griffin the ability to expand treatment capabilities, enhancements of current treatments, broaden range of correction and provide the ultimate in outcomes for our patients seeking Laser Vision Correction surgery.

Free LASIK Consultations are available at our Myrtle Beach location. Call 843-449-6414 or visit