Refractive Surgical Options
When it comes to improving your vision, you have several options that range from reshaping the cornea through laser surgery to eyeglasses or contact lenses. If you want to see the world more naturally – without dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses, laser vision correction or ICL may be right for you. They offer excellent alternatives that have proven successful for millions of people.
LASIK has been successfully transformed the lives of millions worldwide. LASIK or Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis uses an excimer laser to deliver a computer-driven ultraviolet beam of light that reshapes the surface of the cornea to improve the way light is focused (refracted) by the eye, thereby reducing or eliminating a variety of refractive errors. A thin layer of the cornea is folded back and then replaced after the laser treatment is completed. Healing is rapid with minimal discomfort. We were one of the first centers in the country to begin offering laser vision correction after it was approved by the FDA in 1995. The excimer laser is now routinely used around the world to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Read more about LASIK
Using WaveScan®-based digital technology, originally developed for use in high-powered telescopes peering into distant galaxies, the CustomVue system maps the detailed surface of your eye for a new level of laser precision and accuracy in laser surgery.
Just like a fingerprint, each person’s vision is 100 percent unique to their eyes. Before the recent advancements in technology, doctors were only able to use standard measurements to correct vision, meaning that prescriptions could only provide a certain level of correction regardless of an individual’s needs. Read more about CustomVue©
Photo-Refractive Keratectomy, PRK, uses state-of-the-art computer technology in combination with the accuracy and precision of the excimer laser to treat a wide range of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. PRK has proven to be extremely successful, with the vast majority of patients having visual results of 20/20 to 20/40, thereby reducing or eliminating their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Read more about PRK
An ICL is similar to a contact lens and is inserted inside the eye, behind the iris and in front of the natural lens. The brief outpatient procedure takes only minutes. The implantable contact lens is inserted through a tiny incision and then unfolded into position in front of the natural lens, working with it to give you clear unaided vision. The procedure is sutureless because the incision is so small. Read more about ICL
The innovation brought with the IntraLase© femtosecond laser makes LASIK an all-laser process. LASIK has always involved two steps: making a flap and reshaping the cornea with the Excimer laser. In traditional LASIK, the flap is made with a micro sized blade. IntraLase replaces the blade with a femtosecond laser. Read more about IntraLase©