Every pair of eyes is different. We invest the time to understand every patient’s situation to identify the best possible treatment to common refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. We offer a variety of safe and effective alternatives to LASIK that can help you achieve better, clearer vision.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), like LASIK, is a form of laser refractive surgery that reshapes the cornea. PRK is a great option for those who are not LASIK candidates due to thin but otherwise normal corneas. The primary difference between LASIK and PRK is that in PRK, there is no corneal flap created – instead, a thin layer of surface (epithelial) cells are removed. Then, the laser ablation is performed. PRK has a longer recovery period than LASIK; but the three month outcomes are very similar.
The implantable collamer lens, or ICL, is a type of refractive procedure where an artificial lens is inserted in front of the eye’s natural lens, behind the iris, to provide clear, sharp vision. This procedure is excellent for nearsighted vision correction candidates with very thin corneas and those with “coke bottle” glasses.
Anyone over the age of eighteen who has not had a significant change in vision and can see clearly with contact lenses or glasses may be a good candidate for LASIK. Take our LASIK candidacy test to find out more.
Ordering contact lenses and glasses on regularly can get expensive. Use our savings calculator to estimate how LASIK can save you money over your lifetime. If you’re interested in financing options, click here.