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(Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis)

In LASIK, the surgeon creates a thin flap of corneal tissue that is gently folded back to reveal the inner layer of the cornea. The cool beam of the excimer laser removes a microscopic amount of tissue changing the way the eye focuses light. After the laser treatment, the flap is gently returned to its normal position. The flap quickly heals and serves as a natural bandage over the treated area. LASIK can be a good option for people with mild to severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. In many cases, LASIK provides excellent visual results with a minimum level of discomfort and a quick recovery time.


Your surgeon, Dr. Baldinger was the first eye surgeon in the state of Virginia,. to perform laser vision correction almost 20 yrs ago. He has performed over 8000 laser vision correction procedures and has worked with many different excimer laser platforms. He has been  recognized as a VISX STAR  surgeon , a  prestigious award presented to some of the busiest surgeons in the United  States working on the VISX laser platform. (http://www.amo-inc.com/products/refractive/ilasik ) He has performed laser vision correction on his partner, Dr. Powers and his wife and many referring optometrists and their families. His conservative approach  and access to many different refractive technologies, allows him to individualize the best procedure for each patient, unlike a LASIK surgeon affiliated full time with a laser center who has access only to excimer laser technology.


Dr. Baldinger uses the Abbott Medical Optics iLASIK™  platform. This no-blade, all laser technique provides excellent outcomes and fast vision return. The wavefront guided CustomVue treatment algorithm provides state-of-the-art cutting edge technology.

Your surgeon, Dr. Baldinger was the first eye surgeon in the state of Virginia to perform laser vision correction almost 20 years ago.

LASIK Introduction

Wavefront Custom LASIK

During the Procedure