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Dr. Schnipper is one of the leading refractive surgeons in the United States. He has been in the forefront of the latest developments in refractive surgery since 1980. His years of experience plus his positive attitude have resulted in exemplary patient care. To learn more about the wonderful options that are available for patients to improve their vision without glasses please read the information below.

LASIK, or In-Situ Keratomileusis is the most commonly performed refractive surgery to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Millions around the World have already discovered that LASIK will give them clear vision and freedom from glasses and contacts. At the Jacksonville Eye Center, Dr. Robert Schnipper, uses the latest LASIK blade free laser vision technology to provide patients from virtually every corner of the world clear vision without glasses.

After Dr. Schnipper has determined that you are a candidate for LASIK and your pre-operative evaluation has been completed, you are ready to have LASIK procedure. On the day of the procedure your eyes will be numbed with anesthetic drops, and you will be given valium prior to being escorted into the LASIK suite. First, Dr. Schnipper applies a suction ring that will hold your eye steady and maintains a constant pressure. Dr. Schnipper then will create a thin corneal flap using a blade free device called the Intralase Femtosecond laser. Dr. Schnipper then lifts the corneal flap and applies the Allegretto Wavelight excimer laser to the exposed interior surface of the cornea. The computer-controlled excimer laser removes a predetermined amount of tissue under the corneal flap on a microscopic level to reshape the cornea. The flap is then repositioned over the treated area and the procedure is finished. The corneal flap serves a natural bandage, which eliminates the discomfort associated with other types of refractive surgery, and speeds up the healing process.

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