LASER VISION CORRECTION UPDATE

October 1, 2015

 

Laser vision correction (LASIK or PRK) continues to be a great option for many people who desire freedom from glasses or contacts.  As technology advances, so has our ability to provide enhanced outcomes and accuracy.  Newer technologies that contribute to this are updated laser platforms, and pre-operative imaging utilizing both wavefront and topography guided calculations.

 

While laser vision correction is best for younger patients without other ocular issues, other options are available for patients that don’t qualify.  Patients with severe nearsightedness may benefit from clear lens extraction, or an intraocular contact lens (ICL). For patients with cataracts, the same type of laser used for LASIK (the femtosecond laser) can be employed in order to assist the surgeon, and improve outcomes, in patients with astigmatism.  It is also used in patients receiving special types of ‘presbyopia’ correcting lenses, which can provide an increased range of vision for some patients (as compared to the basic ‘monofocal’ lens) when indicated.

 

Our surgeons at Thorp Bailey Weber Eye Associates are involved in academic medicine and teach at Wills Eye Hospital, with access to the latest technology and a deep tradition of excellence. With this, we strive to provide you with the best vision possible for your needs, while caring for you as a person.

Dr. Wisner performs LASIK and PRK at TLC laser centers, and all our surgeons (Drs. Bailey, Weber & Wisner) perform advanced technology cataract surgery. To find out more about laser vision correction and other surgical options click here.

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