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All-Laser-LASIK & PRK

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All-Laser-LASIK & PRK

Safe. Sophisticated. Surgical precision. All-Laser-LASIK and PRK eye surgery offer effective laser vision correction with instant and lasting results.

An Overview: All-Laser-LASIK and PRK

Goodbye glasses and contacts. Hello clear vision, first thing in the morning and all day long. 
LASIK has become the most popular refractive laser eye surgery technique and, in 1995, we improved upon it with the introduction of All-Laser-LASIK, a blade-free alternative. In fact, All-Laser-LASIK, invented by Dr. Arturo Chayet, is now the worldwide gold standard in laser vision correction. CODET has more than 35 years experience with this technology, and Dr. Chayet has performed the most IntraLASIK procedures in the world.

As an alternative to All-Laser-LASIK (IntraLASIK), we often recommend PRK for certain patients, depending on their visual needs.

At a Glance:

State-of-the-art laser(s) correct your vision in just minutes per eye. 

Benefits and Highlights:

  • Surgery only performed on optimal candidates
  • Through patient education and realistic expectations 
  • Surgeon designs procedure around your needs
  • Cost-savings in the long run (over daily-wear contact lenses)
  • Outpatient procedure with quick recovery
  • All-Laser LASIK (IntraLASIK) technique developed at CODET
  • CODET Vision Institute offers affordable LASIK and Laser Eye Surgery in Mexico, with no sacrifice in skill, quality, safety, or technology

What to Expect: Laser Vision Correction at CODET

Your safety and satisfaction is our priority, and we hold ourselves to the highest level of professional integrity. Our ethical, experienced surgeons only perform All-Laser-LASIK eye surgery on patients when we think it’s in the best interest of the individual. 

Determining the Right Fit

Your CODET LASIK experience starts with the education and selection process; we take this step very seriously. Your satisfaction depends on a thorough understanding of your condition, your options, and the expectations of the proposed procedure. We also give you a thorough exam and evaluation, which includes:

  • Generating your prescription
  • Analyzing your corneal topography (surface), thickness, and biomechanics
  • Analyzing examinations and measurements of the structure of the anterior segment of the eye
  • Checking your overall ocular health

If we determine your prescription is within the parameters and there aren’t any red flags, we’ll continue on with the process. We typically recommend one of two types of LASIK: Custom All-Laser-LASIK or Custom PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy). PRK is often our choice for patients with thinner corneas.  

Preparing for the Procedure

  • Education, exam, and consultation first
  • If you’re a good candidate for LASIK, we’ll proceed
  • Pain-free procedure; local anesthesia applied 
  • Only takes 15-20 minutes per eye
  • Go home the same day; drive as early as the next day
  • Post-surgery, you may experience some discomfort for 2-3 days

Your All-Laser-LASIK (IntraLASIK) procedure can include both eyes on the same day, in our state-of-the-are operating room. Under the skillful hands of CODET surgeons, each eye is usually completed in 15 to 20 minutes each. All-Laser-LASIK and PRK eye surgery are pain-free; we’ll provide you numbing drops and, optionally, oral medication for relaxation. (No needles!) Before your procedure, you will be fully briefed on your pre- and post-operative instructions, such as information about medications and activities.

About our Technology and Facilities

Diagnostic Technology

One of the few institutions worldwide with so many of the most advanced diagnostic technologies:

Anterion – Most advanced examinations and measurement of the structure of the anterior segment of the eye

Corvis & Pentacam – Most advanced diagnostic for cornea biomechanics

Laser Technology

CODET Vision Institute uses the Ziemer Femto LDV Z8 Laser and Alcon WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Lasers to perform refractive eye surgery.

These cutting-edge lasers perform laser vision correction with the highest level of precision, optimal comfort during the procedure, and quicker vision recovery.

Dr. Arturo Chayet LASIK Eye Surgery

Why CODET for All-Laser-LASIK and PRK?

Our founder, Dr. Arturo Chayet is a pioneer in laser vision correction. In fact,  he invented the All-Laser-LASIK eye surgery technique. CODET Vision Institute in Mexico, performed the first All-Laser-LASIK — worldwide — in 1995; and it was the second in North America to perform LASIK in 1994.

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How does All-Laser-LASIK differ from traditional LASIK?

Traditional LASIK uses a blade called a microkeratome to make the corneal flap; this requires the patient to have a thicker cornea. All-Laser-LASIK uses a femtosecond laser, capable of separating tissues at the molecular level which results in precise results, faster healing, and fewer risks. 

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How does All-Laser LASIK differ from PRK?

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) corrects refractive vision problems by removing a thin layer of skin called the corneal epithelium, while LASIK creates a corneal flap. This safe, effective procedure is often recommended for patients with thinner corneas.

All-Laser-LASIK vs Contacts
for Vision Correction 

Many people opt for prescription glasses for effectiveness, safety, and cost of vision correction. For those looking for an alternative, for either functional or cosmetic reasons, the two choices are contact lenses and laser vision correction. Contacts were introduced in the 1940s, and soft, disposable lenses became more prevalent in the 1980s. LASIK gained popularity and wide acceptance in the mid-1990s. Let’s look at the differences between All-Laser-LASIK (LASIK vision correction) and contacts:

All-Laser-LASIK 
(Laser Vision Correction)
Contact Lenses
SAFETYThe latest advanced technology is safer and
more sophisticated than ever before. Side
effects are rare.
The introduction of soft, disposable contact lenses
lessened the occurrence of contact-related infections
and allergies; however, continued use of extended wear
lenses and disinfecting solutions have increased cases
of corneal ulcers over time.
VISUAL
PERFORMANCE
LASIK’s vision correction range is
undoubtedly superior to any type of contact
lens. Most people will achieve 20/20 vision
after LASIK.
Contact lenses offer limitations in correction range for
astigmatism. Contact lenses can be customized for fit as
for certain features, but this increases the cost.
COMFORTDry eye symptoms after LASIK are common,
but they decrease with time. (Effects are also
less intense with All-Laser LASIK as opposed
to traditional LASIK.)
Common long-term complaints include irritation,
redness, and dryness; these can worsen with time and
especially with contact lens misuse (like sleeping in lenses).
CONVENIENCEWake up with clear vision! And you can
dispose of the morning and bedtime routine.
LASIK also benefits people who participate in
sports or hobbies that aren’t conducive to
lenses or glasses.
Contact lens wearers have a bedtime and morning
routine of removing, cleansing, and storing contacts.
They also awaken without the ability to see clearly —
until they put in contacts or grab their spare glasses.
COSTOver decades, LASIK can save you money; the
sooner you elect to have LASIK, the more, in
fact, you can save in your lifetime.
Contacts can cost more in the long run, especially if you
use soft, daily-wear lenses, which could add up to
~$1,000 per year. (Not to mention the solutions and supplies.)

Find out if you’re a good candidate for All-Laser-LASIK or PRK.

How Does All-Laser-LASIK (IntraLASIK) Work?

INSIGHTS: A PATIENT STORY

Before All-Laser-LASIK Jacqueline had Astigmatism for 10 years, but now she’s said goodbye to glasses and contacts and hello to 20/20 vision!

The office is just a mile from the border, we went through tests, found out I was a candidate and surgery was the next day. By the next morning my vision was 20/20 after wearing glasses for years. This was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life.

Jacqueline Defreitas All-Laser-LASIK San Diego, CA, US

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