Laser Vision Correction

Laser Vision Correction

Laser vision correction, is now in its second decade of helping patients reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Heavy patient demand for laser vision correction has inspired surgeons and laser manufacturers to make tremendous advances in both Excimer laser technologies and surgical techniques.


Laser Vision Correction

The decision to have laser vision correction is an important one that only you can make. It is important that you have realistic expectations and that your decision is based on facts, not hopes or misconceptions. As with any medical procedure, there are risks, complications, and side effects associated with laser vision correction. Excel Eyecare will provide you with additional information that will allow you to make an informed decision about laser vision correction.

To be a good candidate for LASIK, the cornea must be of sufficient thickness to allow for the flap to be made and still have enough tissue under the flap to be removed to achieve the targeted level of correction.

Another form of corrective laser surgery is the PRK procedure. PRK is oldest laser vision correction procedure. PRK treats the surface of the cornea and does not require the use of a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser (blade-free) to make a corneal flap, as does LASIK.

If you are thinking of corrective eye surgery then the next step is to find out more about the health of your eyes and see what options are available for you.