LASER VISION CORRECTION
WHAT IS LASER VISION CORRECTION?
Laser vision correction is the use of lasers to reshape the corneal surface of the eye in order to treat refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism).
There are different types of laser vision correction, the most common and popular being LASIK (Laser in-Situ Keratomileusis). Another commonly performed procedure is Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA), also known as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Some people are better candidates for one procedure over another. Two types of lasers are commonly used in the procedure, the excimer laser and the femtosecond laser. Laser vision correction was first approved in the US by the Food and Drug Administration in 1995, although the first procedure was performed outside of the US years prior to that. Laser vision correction has stood the test of time as a safe and reliable way to help people see well. In fact, all branches of the US military now recognize this and allow most soldiers, including pilots, to serve our country following laser vision correction.
WHY DO PEOPLE GET LASER VISION
Laser vision correction is a life changing experience for many people. After the procedure, you will no longer have to rely on glasses or contacts to see clearly. Do you hate waking up in the morning and being unable to see your alarm clock, or packing bulky contact lens supplies just to go out of town for the night? Do you break your glasses often? With laser vision correction, those problems can be a thing of the past.
WHAT IS "CUSTOM" LASER VISION CORRECTION?
In the past, conventional laser vision correction was performed by applying the excimer laser at set amounts without regard to individual irregularities in a person’s eye. While patients were very happy and were able to see better after conventional treatment, some noted distortions in their vision. Custom laser vision correction refers to the use of a special optical mapping system (Wavefront guidance) prior to surgery to customize the laser to the individual characteristics and irregularities of your eye. What this means for you is that you will have better quality of vision and a reduced chance of visual distortions than with a conventional treatment. Dr. Wisner uses a custom treatment for nearly all patients so that you can be assured you will have the best vision possible.
WHO DOES THE SURGERY?
Dr. Wisner does the surgery. He will see you before and after the surgery. Dr. Wisner trained at Wills Eye Hospital, one of the top eye hospitals in the country. Learn more about Dr. Wisner.
WHERE IS THE SURGERY PERFORMED?
The surgery is performed at TLC Plymouth Meeting Laser Eye Center.