Laser Vision Options
LASIK with WaveLight Technology
Bladeless Laser Vision Correction
Griffin Eye Center is the first in South Carolina to offer the advancements of both the Wavelight® EX500 excimer laser and the VisuMax® laser. This unique combination allows us to provide our patients with the best possible vision. Other options include the Contoura Vision® which is laser vision correction that uses some of today’s most advanced mapping technologies to create a highly personal treatment for your eyes.
Dr. Griffin performs his all-laser LASIK procedures using the cutting-edge Alcon WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser. The WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser is designed to provide patients with a high level of precision and reliability.
No two eyes are alike and Wavefront-Optimized LASIK is designed to treat the uniqueness of your eye. With sophisticated measurements of your cornea and using the most advanced technology, Wavefront-Optimized LASIK has been able to provide patients with a greater chance of 20/20 vision compared to traditional LASIK. The incidence of glare and halos is now much lower with custom treatments, giving a higher quality of vision to our LASIK patients.
Dr. Neil Griffin uses the latest and best advanced lasers. The speed, accuracy and safety allows Dr. Griffin the ability to expand treatment capabilities, enhancements of current treatments, broaden range of correction and provide the ultimate in safety and outcomes for our patients.
Contact us about your eye condition and discuss the potential risks and benefits of laser refractive surgery.
SMILE TECHNOLOGY COMING SOON!
LASIK AND SMILE
Understanding the options Both LASIK and SMILE can help create clearer vision and reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contacts. Understanding the difference between the two procedures can help you and your surgeon make the right choice for your laser vision correction.
•A ﬂap is made on the surface of your eye.
•A second laser reshapes your cornea, resulting in clearer vision.
•Rapidly return to daily routine and activities.
• A small laser opening is made on the surface of your eye.
• A thin layer just below your eye’s surface is removed, resulting in clearer vision.
• Rapidly return to daily routine and activities.
WHAT IS SMILE? SMILE is the latest advancement in laser vision correction for myopia (near-sightedness), providing LASIK-like outcomes in a minimally invasive procedure.
WHY IS IT CALLED SMILE? SMILE is an acronym that stands for “SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction.” Simply put, a laser is used to create a thin, contact lens-shaped layer just beneath the surface of the eye and then a small opening, through which the layer is removed.
Why Choose SMILE?
Quick and proven SMILE takes only a few minutes from start to finish. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have experienced clearer vision thanks to SMILE.
Rapid visual recovery Vision recovers quickly after SMILE. Many people return to most of their normal activities the next day.
Eye comfort with SMILE, you may experience less dry eye and discomfort during and after the procedure.
Freedom from lenses SMILE is designed to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contacts.