Laser refractive eye surgery, most commonly referred to by its most popular version, LASIK, is a safe way to correct most types of refractive errors. By correcting the refractive error on the cornea, you will be able to enjoy clear vision without the need for contact lenses or eyeglasses.
We provide comprehensive pre and post-operative care, ensuring an improvement to your vision and healthy eyes thereafter.
Is Laser Eye Surgery Right For You?
Before any conversations about surgery or results, we must first assess your eyes to determine if you are a surgical candidate. During this examination we will discuss the surgery and what to expect.
If you are considering laser eye surgery, please request an appointment to meet with an Optometrist to discuss the procedure and assess your eyes.
For millions of Americans, laser eye surgery has allowed them to return to crisp, clear vision that doesn’t require a corrective lens. If you’re an athlete, pilot, or someone who simply doesn’t want to wear glasses anymore, laser eye surgery is a great option!
There are several different types of laser refractive surgery performed today. The most widely performed is LASIK, though LASEK and PRK are viable options for many.
LASIK – laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis – Using a laser or microkeratome, a small flap is made in your corneal tissue. Your corneal cells are then treated by the laser, correcting their refractive errors.
LASEK – laser assisted subepithelial keratectomy – In this procedure, the surgeon removes the skin flap entirely, preserving it and replacing it back over the area when the procedure is complete. Like LASIK, a powerful laser is used to correct the refractive errors.
PRK – photorefractive keratectomy – In this procedure, the skin flap is again removed, although it is not replaced. The body will regrow a new epithelial lining naturally.