Frequently Asked Questions About Zyoptix™
No. The Zyoptix™ system has a proven track record, having been used in over 100,000 worldwide procedures over a period of 2 years.
While non-customized LASIK has been a popular, virtually painless and effective means of vision correction, it does not correct for individual flaws and irregularities of the eye. The Zyoptix™ personalized vision correction system from Bausch & Lomb has the capability of providing customized laser treatment that is unique to each eye.
Yes, in fact the analysis of data from a U.S. clinical trial of 340 total eyes treated and based on refractive data at 6 month follow-up examination, found that 91.5% were corrected to 20/20 or better visual acuity without spectacles or contact lenses.
You may be a good candidate if you: • Have had stable vision for the past year. • Have healthy eyes, good general health and are not taking medication that affects the healing process. • Are age 18 or over. • Feel glasses/contact lenses are a nuisance. Please note that only Dr. Starck can determine if you are a suitable candidate for the Zyoptix™ procedure based on appropriate diagnostic tests and medical history.
No. The Zyoptix™ procedure is designed to be virutally painless with minimum discomfort. The actual laser procedure itself can be performed in a matter of minutes.
You should be able to see better 1-2 hours after the treatment, but you'll notice the dramatic difference when you wake up the next day. Most people get back to normal routine quickly - even going back to work the next day. You may need to avoid contact sports and swimming for 2-3 weeks. Dr. Starck will advise you what is suitable for your individual needs.
Most people who are myopic (nearsighted) can be helped by the Bausch & Lomb Zyoptix™ system. The Zyoptix™ procedure can even correct astigmatism.
Patients who suffer from presbyopia (mostly people aged 40 and over) may still require reading glasses to distinguish small, close-up objects after their Zyoptix™ procedure.