LASIK for Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and Astigmatism at Luna Vision & Med Spa

LASIK Procedures in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, and Tarentum, PA.

 

LASIK is a safe and effective FDA approved procedure used to restore clear vision and eliminate people’s dependence on glasses and contacts. LASIK is actually the #1 most successful surgical procedure in the United States with 96% of patients obtaining 20/40 vision or better – that’s driving without your glasses! The procedure can correct and treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK can also be performed for those who need reading glasses. 

At Luna Vision and Med Spa, Dr. Dutt has performed over 6,000 LASIK procedures to date - and yours could be next. During your visit, she will personally oversee and perform your evaluation, your procedure, and post-operative care. Each procedure is uniquely customized by Dr. Dutt, even if you have astigmatism. 

A LASIK consult is only $25, and it comes off the full amount of the procedure. Our procedures are as low as $999.00 per eye, which includes all of your visits up to a year. The LASIK procedure is done in our Greensburg office, conveniently located off of the turnpike. However, we can also follow you up and do evaluations at our Pittsburgh Mills location off of Route 28.The procedure takes five minutes for both eyes. You can drive the next day without your glasses. 

Schedule a consult to meet with Dr. R. M. Dutt for your vision care and eyewear needs. Please call 724-224-4800 today to schedule your visit with a $25.00 deposit! We look forward to seeing you for a consultation.

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions on LASIK:

 

How Does The Standard LASIK Procedure Work?

A mechanical device known as a microkeratome creates a corneal flap. The laser treatment is then placed on the exposed stromal layer of the eye. Here’s how this is set up:

  • A circular ring is centered on the cornea and held in place via a vacuum. The vacuum causes a pressure sensation and temporarily dims the patient’s vision. In order to help confirm proper vacuum settings, many surgeons will pause to ask the patient whether their vision is dark and a pressure sensation is present.
  • Once adequate vacuum settings are achieved, the microkeratome is attached to the ring and passed across the surface of the cornea to create the flap. Because the patient’s vision is dark, this step is not visible to them. 

After the microkeratome pass, the vacuum is released, the circular ring is removed, and the flap is lifted to expose the stromal bed. The laser treatment from this stage onward usually lasts anywhere from a few seconds up to a minute, depending on the amount of correction necessary. Afterward, the treated area is rinsed and the flap is smoothed back into place, where natural adhesive forces seal it down.

 

Dr. Dutt performed my Lasik surgery eight years ago and I have had perfect (20/20) vision since then. I admit, I was a bit afraid of the procedure, but after my sister and her husband had it done, I was convinced to do it and am delighted that I did! This was probably the best investment I could have made for myself, as my eyesight before the surgery was such that I could not even see the “big E” on the eye chart! It’s like having a new pair of eyes. The only thing I had to get used to was not reaching for my glasses in the morning! And hey, no contacts or prescription sunglasses at the beach!! I have convinced several friends to try it as Dr. Dutt is an excellent doctor and has a wonderful staff. There have been even more improvements in the procedure since I had my surgery and Dr. Dutt keeps right on top of things.

~T. A. Shumber, West Mifflin, PA

 

How Does IntraLASIK (All-Laser LASIK) Work?

With IntraLASIK, also known as "All-laser LASIK", a corneal flap is created with a laser manufactured by Intralase Inc. and the laser treatment is placed on the exposed stromal layer. Here’s what this looks like:

  • As with standard LASIK, a circular ring is centered on the cornea and held in place via a vacuum. The vacuum causes a pressure sensation and temporarily dims the patient’s vision.
  • Once the ring is in place, the surgeon uses a joystick controller to lower a cone-shaped apparatus down through the opening in the ring. This process is known as docking.
  • At the bottom of the cone is a glass plate that rests on the cornea. While looking through the surgical microscope, the surgeon is able to see the eye through the glass plate.
  • The Intralase laser focuses tiny pulses of energy in the stromal layer beneath the corneal surface. By placing thousands of spots very close together, a plane of separation is created. The pulses are then stacked along the edge of the flap up to the corneal surface to complete the flap.
  • Each pulse of the Intralase laser creates a small bubble of water vapor and carbon dioxide in a process known as photodisruption. The bubbles appear to the surgeon as an area of slight opacification. 
  • Some surgeons lift the flap and perform the vision correction laser treatment just as soon as the Intralase laser finishes making the flap, while others pause for 10-15 minutes to allow the bubble layer to dissipate.
  • After the flap is lifted, IntraLASIK proceeds just like standard LASIK. The laser treatment is placed on the exposed stromal bed, the treated area is rinsed and the flap is smoothed back into place.

 

My LASIK surgery with Dr. Dutt was quick and easy. I got rid of my thick glasses, and could see to drive and to read by the next day.

~D.Rockman, Murrysville, PA

 

I’ve Heard Complaints About Dry Eyes After LASIK - Could This Happen To Me?

According to surveys, 95% of patients report some dry eye symptoms immediately after LASIK. This number drops to 60% one month following the procedure. The good news is that symptoms begin to improve in the vast majority of patients 6 – 12 months after surgery. However, given these statistics, planning on addressing dry eye symptoms with your eye doctor is a good thing to include in your care plan.

Luna Vision and Med Spa welcomes you to our practice if you are seeking LASIK. Know that in addition to offering comprehensive consultations prior to LASIK, we will provide you with timely and specific instructions while we prepare your eyes for the procedure. During that time, you will receive a mild sedative to calm your nerves. The procedure will be performed with numbing drops, and we will use our Technolas laser with a 3d eye tracker to carry out your surgery. The LASIK procedure typically takes about 10 minutes and is painless for each eye.