Vision Correction Treatments in Newark, DE
Congratulations on making the decision to find out more about the health of your eyes and taking the first step toward visual independence through vision correction treatments! Just imagine waking up tomorrow morning and not having to rely on glasses or contact lenses to see the alarm clock, road signs, or your favorite sporting event. By working together with your optometrist we can make that dream a reality and give you the freedom from corrective lenses that you always dreamed of.
Vision correction treatments do not just mean glasses or contact lenses any more. Since the 1970’s, new treatment methods have liberated patients from dependency on corrective lenses. Today, there are a number of options available for vision correction surgery with Dr. Jeffrey Boyd at Eye Care of Delaware and the Cataract and Laser Center to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Refractive surgery, the name for all vision correction surgeries, includes a variety of procedures. These options include LASIK, CustomVue™ LASIK, PRK, and implant procedures such as Visian® ICL (implantable contact lens) and Refractive Lens Exchange. Each method changes the focus so that the patient can see clearly. Although the number of refractive surgery procedures may be confusing at first, we encourage you to contact our office for a complimentary screening with our refractive surgery coordinator so we can discuss each option and together decide which procedure would be best for you.
Our doctors, technicians, and staff want you to be informed so that together we can help you make the best decision for your eyes. Click on the link to learn more about the different types of refractive surgery.
Is laser vision correction safe?
Yes! Laser vision correction is one of the safest vision correction treatments available today. While no surgery is risk-free, laser vision correction is a minimally invasive and safe procedure. Millions of people have successfully undergone laser vision correction. This type of surgery has a very high success rate. You can expect only a few mild side effects.
Before making the decision to have laser vision correction surgery, it is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits with Dr. Boyd. Here at Eye Care of Delaware, we work to ensure that all our patients make the most informed, best decision for their eyes. Contact us today!
What are the benefits of laser vision correction?
Laser vision correction offers many benefits. Here are some of the most common benefits that patients experience:
- No more glasses! For those of us who don’t like to wear glasses or contacts, laser vision correction can be life-changing. You no longer have to worry about the hassle of putting on glasses or contacts. This can help boost your confidence and self-esteem!
- It’s SAFE. Laser vision correction is one of the safest eye care procedures around.
Contact Eye Care of Delaware today to find out more!
What is the difference between PRK, LASIK and CustomVue LASIK/PRK?
There are a few key differences between PRK, LASIK, and CustomVue LASIK/PRK. Below, we have provided a breakdown of these differences.
PRK versus LASIK. PRK is a type of refractive eye surgery that corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism — just like LASIK. However, the procedure differs in that PRK is performed directly on the corneal surface. It generally has a longer recovery time than LASIK. Both are safe, successful procedures!
CustomVue LASIK/PRK. This type of laser vision correction was specifically designed for patients with thin corneas or other irregular eye conditions. The results of this procedure are nearly identical to that of LASIK.
Contact Eye Care of Delaware today if you have more questions about any of these procedures!
Does laser vision correction hurt?
If you’re wondering how it feels to undergo laser vision correction, you’re certainly not alone! While this type of surgery does not hurt, it may feel slightly uncomfortable or awkward. You may feel some pressure or minimal discomfort. Afterward, your eyes will likely be slightly irritated. However, this irritation will not last long and discomfort is monitored by the doctor.
If you have questions about laser vision correction, or would like to schedule a consultation, contact the Eye Care of Delaware team today!