Laser vision correction can allow you to experience clearer vision and reduced dependency on contact lenses and glasses. At Society Hill Ophthalmic Associates, our eye surgeons offer laser vision correction procedures to provide you with greater visual freedom.
Laser vision correction is a procedure where your eye surgeon uses a laser to permanently correct your natural refractive error. Laser vision correction procedures can give you greater independence from visual aids and significantly improve your quality of life.
Our eye surgeons at Society Hill Ophthalmic Associates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offer both LASIK and PRK. To schedule LASIK or PRK, you must first qualify as a candidate for the procedure by your eye surgeon.
Laser vision correction procedures can correct natural refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. If you require glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, you likely have a refractive error.
Refractive errors result when your eyes are irregularly shaped or if they are too short or too long. For you to see clearly, the light must fall directly on the retina, which is the light-sensitive structure at the back of your eye.
This irregular eye shape can cause the light that enters your eye to not fall properly on the retina. Laser vision correction procedures alter how light is refracted in your eye to correct your refractive error.
LASIK is a very popular laser vision correction procedure that can allow you to experience clear vision and reduced dependence on visual aids. To correct your natural refractive error during the LASIK procedure, your LASIK surgeon will reshape the front surface of your eye.
During the LASIK procedure, your LASIK surgeon will create a flap in the front surface of your cornea using a laser. Once they have created the flap, they will move it out of the way and reshape the corneal tissue beneath this flap using a different laser.
After completing the procedure, your LASIK surgeon will reposition the flap for proper healing. Throughout your recovery, the flap on the surface of your eye will heal on its own.
Most people notice an immediate improvement in their vision after the LASIK procedure. However, your vision can take a few weeks to months to reach its full potential.
To determine whether LASIK is right for you, Dr. Fung will perform several examinations to determine the best treatment for your vision, and provide the opportunity to discuss other details of your case and the LASIK procedure. You should bring your glasses or contacts with you.
PRK stands for photorefractive keratectomy. PRK is another type of laser vision correction procedure that can allow you to experience visual freedom and reduce your reliance on glasses and contact lenses.
Similar to LASIK, during the PRK procedure, your eye surgeon will use a laser to reshape your cornea to correct your refractive error. During the PRK procedure, they will remove the top layer of your cornea, known as the epithelium.
After this, your eye doctor will use a laser to reshape the cornea. After the procedure, your eye surgeon will place a contact lens over your eye to act as a bandage.
Like LASIK, it may take a few days to weeks to experience the procedure’s full results.
Society Hill Ophthalmic Associates’ eye surgeons are dedicated to providing you the best care by utilizing some of the best and most advanced technology available during your laser vision correction procedure. Our specialists use both the VISX laser system and the iDesign.
The iDesign system uses Wavefront aberrometry to produce a completely custom map of your cornea. The iDesign creates a custom vision plan for your eye surgeon to use during your laser vision correction procedure to ensure the best vision outcome after the procedure.
The VISX Laser System is another type of laser utilized at Society Hill Ophthalmic Associates. The VISX laser system increases our ability to give you crisp, clear vision and broadens the laser vision correction procedures entire treatment area.
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