Types of Procedures
LASIK is the most commonly performed laser vision correction procedure in North America. However, LASIK is not the only option and may not be the right vision correction procedure for everyone. Depending on your circumstances and prescription, some of the following laser vision correction options may be better suited to your unique visual needs:
- Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK), for people previously turned down for LASIK because of thin or unusually shaped corneas
- Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), for people with larger pupils, thin corneas, other corneal issues, or dry eyes
- Monovision, for people who are growing older and wish to leave one eye slightly nearsighted while the other eye is fully treated for distance vision
- Conductive Keratoplasty (CK), for people who are growing older and are seeking a technology that improves near vision, allowing them to depend less on reading glasses
- Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL), for people whose prescriptions fall outside the accepted range for laser refractive procedures, have extreme nearsightedness, or who may otherwise not be an ideal candidate for laser vision correction
- Phakic Intraocular Lens (P-IOL), for people who are over 40 and whose prescriptions fall outside the accepted range for laser vision correction procedures, have extreme nearsightedness, or who may otherwise not be an ideal candidate for laser vision correction such as LASIK.
Your doctor will help determine which vision correction procedure is right for you.
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