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Laser Correction Consultation

laser surgery correction consultation

Are you thinking about Laser Correction to get rid of your glasses or contacts?

Over the last 20 years, the field of laser eye surgery has undergone rapid changes. Laser correction has become a safe and effective procedure to reduce people’s dependence on spectacles or contact lenses. Laser surgery can correct nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatic and even bifocal prescriptions. More than 17 million people worldwide have had some form of laser vision correction—including Dr. Tran, who had successful LASIK surgery in 2007 to correct her nearsightedness!

Types of Corrective Surgery

The most common types are LASIK and PRK and the newest being RLE and SMILE.

LASIK surgery involves making a thin corneal flap. The deeper corneal tissue is reshaped with an excimer laser and the flap is then positioned back. This allows entering light to be properly focused onto the retina for clear vision. The advantage of LASIK is that the recovery time is shorter.

PRK surgery requires the laser to remove the corneal tissue directly, thus no flap is required. Although the initial recovery is slower, the advantage of this procedure is that it can be performed on thinner corneas and no risk of flap complications.

RLE Refractive Lens Exchange replaces your eye's natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to correct farsightedness/astigmatism/presbyopia. It is the same procedure as modern cataract surgery.

SMILE Small Incision Lenticule Extraction is a new flapless procedure which a laser removes lens tissue through a small opening. The change to the cornea corrects the vision with minimal recovery time.

Which type is best for you?

If you are interested in laser surgery, we can determine if you are a good candidate. Your prescription, stability of your prescription, corneal thickness and overall eye health are all factors that we have to consider for your success rate. We can also answer any questions that you may have about the procedures or make a referral to the eye surgeon.

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