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Laser eye surgery is becoming popular among people looking for a permanent solution for their refractive errors. But while laser eye surgery can present many benefits, the operation may not be right for you.
To help determine your potential to have this surgery, we offer comprehensive laser eye surgery consultations with our eye care team. We can also co-manage your experience before and after the operation to ensure your eyes are getting the care they need.
If you’re interested in laser eye surgery, please book an appointment today.
Laser eye surgery, or refractive lens surgery, is a group of different eye procedures that can correct refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The type of surgery you may have depends on your eyes’ health and your personal vision goals.
Despite potentially improving your vision, laser eye surgery does not guarantee 20/20 vision. Many patients still require glasses or contact lenses to achieve their preferred vision, but many patients still report having better vision following their operation.
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery is one of the most commonly performed operations in the world of laser eye surgery.
An ophthalmologist uses a small blade or a femtosecond laser to create a small flap from the outer layer of your cornea during the operation. Folding the flap back, your ophthalmologist will then reshape your corneal stroma using an excimer laser. Once the operation is complete, the flap is placed back in its original position and left to heal over a couple of days.
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery is very similar to LASIK, but instead of creating a flap in your outer cornea, your epithelium is removed to grant access to your corneal stroma. An excimer laser then reshapes the corneal stroma to correct your vision.
Your epithelium heals over a few days.