Changing The Way You See the World
LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that corrects certain vision problems, reducing or eliminating the need for eyeglasses or corrective lenses. Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, LASIK, eye surgery changes the shape of your cornea. Our Custom Vue LASIK procedure makes it possible to perform customized refractive surgeries using measurements individually tailored to your eyes.
This allows us to correct the very specific refractive errors that obscure each patient’s vision so you can enjoy the best post-operative vision quality possible. Other benefits of the CustomVue process include faster treatment time and the elimination of pupil dilation.
LASIK surgery is a form of laser refractive surgery that corrects vision problems and eliminates the needs for contacts and glasses. Most people who opt for LASIK surgery achieve 20/25 vision or better. In eyes with normal vision the cornea refracts or bends light onto the retina which is located at the back of the eye. If you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or an astigmatism then your cornea is misshapen which causes the light to be incorrectly refracted onto the retina resulting in blurred vision. Dr. Sherman will take extensive measurements of your eye and during surgery he will reshape your cornea giving you perfect vision.
Photorefractive keratectomy, PRK, surgery is a specific type of LASIK surgery for patients who have thin corneas or who are athletes. In typical LASIK surgery a flap is made so that the cornea can be reshaped. Athletes, police officers, or military personal have more of a chance of enduring a contact injury to the eye that can damage this flap. In PRK the cornea is reshaped without the need for a flap to be made which makes this option safer for those prone to eye injuries or those with thin corneas. After surgery most patients achieve 20/40 vision and no longer need contacts or glasses.
What’s the Difference Between LASIK and PRK?
PRK is another type of LASIK procedure. After a consultation, some patients will be deemed more suitable for PRK due to their corneas’ different anatomical attributes. Attributes such as thickness/thinness, curvature and scarring all play a role in why some patients are selected for PRK instead of LASIK. PRK is just like LASIK except it is performed differently.
The difference is the way the laser removes the skin that covers the cornea. With PRK, no flap is created. Instead, after the lasering is completed, a contact lens bandage is placed over the cornea to allow the skin to grow back underneath.
- PRK needs a slightly longer recovery time.
- During the healing time, minimal light sensitivity and blurry vision are common.
To qualify for LASIK or PRK surgery you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have a stable refraction meaning your prescription hasn’t changed in the last year
- Have a vision prescription that qualifies you for corrective surgery
Making Your Payments Affordable and Easy
To assist our clients, we offer CareCredit as our financing program. CareCredit is a personal line of credit for healthcare treatments and procedures. It works like a credit card but it has two advantages: simply pay your minimum monthly payment and pay off the entire balance by the end of your promotional period and you pay zero interest!
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