Eye Correction. Choose Ideal Procedure for your Visual Problem

By: Jacksoneye
November 10th, 2015

eye correctionDo 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  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 eye correction procedure

LASIK surgery (often called “laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a well-sought and worldwide recognized as the best eye correction option that promises visual clarity without the need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. This type of corrective solution is perfect for clients with any refractive disorder like myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. The main purpose of this eye correction procedure is to reshape the cornea with the help of a device called “excimer laser”. The whole treatment is painless and would only last 10-15 minutes.

PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy) eye correction

PRK surgery is another type of laser procedure aimed to reshape the cornea using the same 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 the procedure. PRK patients may require longer eye correction recovery time (3-5 days as compared to 1-2 days) as compared to other options. For those 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 treatment is applicable to the following cases:

  • Individuals with thin or flat cornea where a Lasik is not recommended.
  • Clients having high myopic value.
  • People suffering from dry eyes.
  • Patients with large pupils.

Visual acuity is derived after this procedure in the same healing matter as PRK.

Top advice

Get all the needed eye correction information that you can find before you make a decision as to what eye treatment 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.