LASIK eye surgery is the standard procedure done to improve vision. But not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK. At Boston Vision, we aim to help all patients that want vision correction, so we offer various procedures to do so. A lot of people have thin corneas that aren’t suitable for LASIK surgery. Others may have a strong prescription that is too much for LASIK to correct. The other vision correction options that we offer are:
- Photo Refractive Keratectomy (PRK)
- Implantable Contact Lens (The Visian ICL) www.staar.com
- Refractive/Clear Lens Exchange
PRK is one of the several refractive surgery procedures that is used by ophthalmologists. This surgery permanently changes the shape of the cornea in order to improve the way it focuses light on the retina. PRK gives very similar results to LASIK. In general, the recovery period is a little longer with PRK than with LASIK.
The Visian ICL, also called the implantable contact lens, was FDA approved in 2005. This handles vision correction for patients with myopia. It is a good choice for patients and safe to use as it is 100% compatible with your body’s natural chemistry.
Refractive Lens Exchange, or Clear Lens Exchange, is an alternative to LASIK and PRK for patients who have presbyopia or high hyperopia, also known as farsightedness. This procedure replaces the natural lens of the eye with an artificial lens to correct vision, reducing the need for corrective lenses including reading glasses or bifocals.
If you would like vision correction surgery, then talk to an eye care specialist at Boston Vision. We can help to recommend the best procedure for you to get restored vision. To schedule your appointment, book online with us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
For more questions and answers from our surgeons about various refractive options go to www.asktheleasikexpert.com. To discuss various refractive options with a Boston Vision patient who already had one of these procedures, go to www.visionlikeme.com