If you’re tired of the hassle of contact lenses or glasses, our LASIK team can provide you with an alternative. Spector Eye offers Bladeless Laser Vision Correction to patients in the Norwalk and Stamford, Connecticut area. Our team provides their LASIK patients with Bladeless LASIK using the Alcon Femtosecond Laser. Dr. Spector was chosen by Alcon to use the femtosecond laser for bladeless LASIK surgery. This laser directs energy precisely to create a thin, hinged flap, which is temporarily lifted from the cornea.
Dr. Spector uses this laser with computer software to guide the femtosecond laser beam. The laser beam applies tiny bubbles within the central layer of the cornea creating the corneal flap, which is at the precise depth and diameter pre-determined and programmed by Dr. Spector. Similar to original LASIK surgery with a blade, a small section of the tissue is left uncut to form a hinge allowing Dr. Spector to fold back the flap and perform the vision correction.
After the vision correction, the flap is closed. There are no stitches in bladeless LASIK surgery at Spector Eye Care. The flap itself is used as a bandage to help the eye heal naturally.