Do you want to get rid of those unsightly prescription glasses or uncomfortable contact lenses that you have been wearing? Well, leave your worries behind because there are now various laser eye correction procedures available.
Now, patients with refractive errors such as farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism can really acquire better visual improvement by undergoing any of these latest eye surgery procedures.
LASIK surgery (often called “laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a well-sought and worldwide recognized as the best laser eye surgery option that promises visual clarity without the need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. This type of corrective solution is perfect for patients with any refractive disorder like farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. The main purpose of this eye surgery is to reshape the cornea with the help of a laser device called “excimer laser”. The whole procedure is painless and would only last 10-15 minutes.
PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy)
PRK surgery is another type of laser surgery aimed to reshape the cornea using the same laser device used in a LASIK procedure, the excimer laser. The only difference with regards to a PRK procedure is no corneal flap is made, but a thin layer of the epithelium is completely removed and requires its re-growth after surgery. PRK patients may require longer laser eye surgery recovery time (3-5 days as compared to 1-2 days) as compared to other options. For patients who don’t qualify with a LASIK treatment, PRK is the next option to consider.
LASEK (Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis) or EpiLASIK
With LASEK or EpiLASIK, the edges of the epithelial cells are loosened by application of alcohol, then, the topmost layer is carefully lifted without creating a flap while the laser is used to the targeted spot the “stroma”. This type of surgery is applicable to the following patients:
Visual acuity is derived after this procedure in the same healing matter as PRK.
Get all the needed laser eye surgery information that you can find before you make a decision as to what eye surgery type you will choose. Determine also the fees included on your corrective eye surgery cost. Schedule your complimentary consultation at 847-356-0700 to determine your candidacy.