UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Benefits of the Laser Eye Center

Comprehensive Surgery Planning

Prior to the procedure, you will receive a full pre-surgical assessment and comprehensive examination from your surgeon and staff. Preparation for the surgery takes much more time than the actual procedure. A variety of detailed diagnostic tests will be conducted during the evaluation process. Laser Vision Correction is an outpatient procedure that takes less than 15 minutes per eye, with your entire visit taking only about an hour.

Top Quality Laser Vision Correction

  • A complete pre-operative eye exam including dilation by your surgeon
  • A refractive surgery team dedicated to achieving the best results possible
  • Consultation with your  Surgeon to answer any and all questions
  • Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) option for patients
  • Fellowship-trained refractive surgeon - a surgeon with state-of-the-art training in the most up-to-date techniques in refractive surgery
  • Computerized corneal topography that analyzes the curvature of the cornea
  • Corneal thickness measurement
  • Testing for dry eyes  
  • Pupil measurement in dark and light conditions to lessen risk of glare at night
  • 3-D tracking technology to follow eye movements in all three dimensions
  • Pre-op and follow up care with your surgeon
  • Wavefront guided custom treatments of the cornea for both LASIK and ASA

About Our Laser

We use a VISX Star ActiveTrak excimer laser system to treat near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. VISX is the choice of most eye doctors for their patients, and more people have been treated with the VISX laserthen any other laser Our laser is approved by the FDA for both LASIK and advanced surface ablation (ASA). We also use CustomVue Wavefront technology to provide our patients with individualized Laser Vision Correction which is more precise than conventional standard laser treatments.