There are many different types of vision problems, but despite what kind of vision impairment you happen to have, you likely rely on prescription lenses of some kind. Glasses and contacts can help people see comfortably and clearly every day, but there are alternative options as well. Some people may be eligible for unique surgical procedures, like PRK surgery, that can help you see clearly without the aid or reliance on prescription lenses. If you would like to learn more about Bronx eye surgery, our specialists here at Vision Center of New York can help provide you with the evaluations and procedures that you’ll need.
Many vision problems have to do with the overall shape of a patient’s corneas. The cornea is the clear tissue that is located just over the pupil. It’s clear curvature resembles that of a camera lens, and it works in much the same way. Any imperfections in the shape of the cornea will result in vision problems. For example, a person with normal 20/20 vision has corneas that are evenly dome shaped. A person with myopia, or nearsightedness, has corneas that are more conical in shape, and a person with hyperopia or farsightedness will have corneas that are flatter than normal. Here at Vision Center of New York we can discuss different kinds of Bronx eye surgery, including PRK surgery, that can improve your eyesight by changing the shape of your corneas surgically. PRK stands for photorefractive keratectomy. It is a specific kind of refractive surgery that can correct nearsightedness or farsightedness using a precision laser.
If you are interested in improving your eyesight, PRK surgery may be the way. Here at Vision Center of New York we can help discuss options such as different types of Bronx eye surgery that can help restore your eyesight and reduce your reliance on things like glasses or contacts.