Allentown LASIK Eye Surgery Experts
LASIK (Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure in which the cornea is reshaped, as well as the front window of your eye, which then improves your vision. The procedure itself is generally considered safe, effective, and has very few side effects.
LASIK is an appropriate surgery for patients who are 18 years and older who have a stable eye prescription. The procedure can be used to treat other various vision problems, including, astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness.
LASIK reshapes the inner layers of the cornea. Our Allentown LASIK specialists perform LASIK surgery by using a special instrument called the microkeratome to gently lift a thin layer of the cornea. The laser is then used to precisely reshape the inner surface of the cornea. For the correction of nearsightedness, the laser flattens the center of the cornea. For farsightedness, the laser steepens the cornea. These changes enable light rays to focus more directly on the retina so images are in better focus.
Did you know?
- LASIK is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery
- There are quick recovery and results from LASIK surgery
- Patients see results almost immediately
Benefits of LASIK Surgery
- Better enjoyment of sports such as skiing, swimming, and playing tennis.
- Better experience at the movies.
- Imagine those vacation sights without the need to put on your glasses or contacts.
- Wake up in the morning and be able to see your alarm clock.
Although presbyopia is not completely understood, it is thought that the lens and its supporting structures lose the ability to make the lens longer during close vision effort. To compensate, affected individuals usually find that holding reading material further away makes the image clearer. Ultimately, aids such as reading glasses are typically needed by the mid-forties.
Besides glasses, presbyopia can be dealt with in a number of ways. Options include: monovision and multifocal contact lenses, monovision laser vision correction, and new presbyopia correcting implant lenses.
There are several refractive surgery solutions available to correct nearly all levels of nearsightedness.
LASIK, Refractive Lens Exchange and Contact lenses are a few of the options available to correct farsightedness.
Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, corneal relaxing incisions, laser vision correction, and special implant lenses.