Over recent decades, laser vision correction surgery has become a popular treatment for refractive vision errors. With the help of a fast and convenient procedure, Newark patients can go about their daily lives without the need for glasses or contact lenses. However, while a considerable number of people have chosen this surgery, many remain unaware of what it involves. Here’s what you need to know about laser vision correction at Eye Care of Delaware.
What Is Laser Vision Correction?
Laser vision correction describes various treatments that reshape the cornea to change its ability to focus. When your eye has a refractive error it will not focus light correctly on your retina (the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye).
Refractive errors include: nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, and cause blurry vision, light sensitivity and eye strain. To correct these refractive errors people have traditionally relied on glasses to adjust the eye’s focus point. But with laser vision correction producing the same results on a permanent basis, this corrective surgery has become commonplace.
Main Types of Laser Vision Correction
Most laser surgeries use similar techniques, with some crucial differences for patients.
- LASIK – Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) takes about 10–15 minutes, and patients recover in a few days. The procedure uses a surgical blade to create a flap in the cornea, and then a laser to reshape the cornea and repair the refractive error.
- PRK – Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) surgery uses many of the same techniques as LASIK and takes a similar amount of time. However, rather than creating a flap, PRK removes the corneal surface to perform the vision correction – and this layer will grow back over time.
Patients for whom laser vision correction is unsuitable may be able to achieve permanent eyesight correction using an Implantable Collamer Lens, such as the EVO Visian ICL Lens.
Why Choose Laser Vision Correction?
Laser vision correction has proven popular for the following reasons.
- Permanent Vision Correction – Treatment leads to clear vision and typically lasts a lifetime.
- Fast Results – Most treatments are quick, and recovery is completed within 10 days or less.
- Cost-Effective Solution – Consider the cost savings from no longer needing to purchase glasses or contact lenses.
- Comfortable Treatment – With the help of numbing drops most people will experience little-to-no pain.
- No Glasses or Contact Lenses – Laser treatment is the obvious solution if you do not like wearing glasses or contact lenses.
- Accessible Treatment – Most people over age 21 with healthy eyes are good candidates for laser vision correction. Implantable Collamer Lens surgery is also an alternative if you want permanent vision correction.
Contact Us for Dependable Laser Vision Correction in Newark
Eye Care of Delaware provides LASIK and PRK procedures to patients in Newark and the surrounding areas. To discuss our laser vision correction treatment, contact us today. Call (302) 454-8800 or request an appointment now.