Have you considered other options for eye correction surgery? LASIK may not be the right fit. We want you to know all of your options.
Eye Corrections Aside from LASIK
When it comes to correcting your vision, LASIK isn’t the only option.
Let’s look at the other corrective procedures that could help sharpen your vision.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
This is a similar procedure that changes the cornea shape to fix your nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatism vision issues. It removes the top, thinner layer of the cornea that will regenerate after the procedure. This makes recovery time longer, but it can be ideal for those with thin corneas or certain traits that prevent LASIK.
Visian Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
Visian ICL is a procedure designed to correct common refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. However, unlike LASIK and PRK, the procedure doesn’t make use of lasers. Instead, a surgeon places an implantable collamer lens (ICL) into your eye that works with your natural lens to improve your vision. This makes Visian ICL a good option for patients who have chronically dry eyes or thin or abnormally shaped corneas.
This procedure implants a special lens that covers the natural eye lens to correct the vision. This outpatient procedure only takes about 30 minutes and has a fast recovery time. Most patients will see improved vision within 24 hours of the ICL procedure. It might be the ideal option for patients that have unusual cornea shapes, multiple refractive errors or chronically dry eyes.
Phakic Intraocular Lenses (OILs)
This is another lens implant option that places a lens above the natural eye lens. These implant procedures do not require a laser, so they are a better fit for patients with dry eyes issues.
For all potential solutions and a consultation to help you know your options, call us today for a free consultation. We want to help you find the best solutions to correct your vision.
Which Vision Correction Procedure Is Right for You?
During your free consultation at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas, our experienced surgeons and eye care professionals will help you determine which corrective vision procedure — PRK, ICL, LASIK, or another option — is best suited to your needs and vision goals.
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