Laser Vision Correction
Laser Vision Correction is a phrase used to describe a number of Laser Eye Surgery procedures that physicians can perform with a laser to reshape the cornea and to help restore vision compromised by nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. These procedures include LASIK, PRK, LASEK and Epi-LASIK.
Laser vision correction is the most technologically advanced method available today for reducing dependence on glasses and contact lenses. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and is effective for treating nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The results are rapid and permanent. Over 10 million procedures have been performed throughout the world, and the number is growing daily.
An Excimer laser produces a very intense, yet gentle beam of light of one wavelength. The excimer uses a mixture of gasses to produce a narrow beam of invisible ultraviolet light energy, which when focused through a lens system, results in the removal of a thin microscopic layer of tissue.
Choosing the method of Laser Vision Correction that is right for you can only be determined after a comprehensive eye examination. From your examination and consultation, a specific recommendation can be offered to best help you select the safest, most effective solution to your focusing problem.