Think about how deeply you depend on your eyes and your vision each day. How would you drive, read, work, and manage all of the other important activities of your day without your eyes functioning properly, or without the proper corrective lenses? If you desire clear, comfortable vision and want to decrease your dependence on your prescription frames or contact lenses, then a Bronx ophthalmologist that provides laser eye surgery and photorefractive keratectomy may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
If you require special accommodating lenses due to a refractive error such as such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia, laser vision correction can ensure your vision is always at its best. There are various surgical procedures for correcting or adjusting your eye’s focusing ability, and this is primarily done by reshaping the cornea. If you have a refractive error, and if you want to decrease your dependence on glasses or contact lenses and are free of eye disease, then corneal refractive surgery may be for you. Refractive eye surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision. The most widely performed type of refractive surgery is LASIK, where a laser is used to reshape the cornea with the precision and ease. However, there is also photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery. PRK is a refractive laser procedure similar to LASIK. PRK involves using the same excimer laser as in LASIK to reshape corneal surface. PRK does not involve creation of a corneal flap, and the laser treatment is applied on the surface. PRK is a highly accurate, thoroughly investigated, FDA approved method for correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Our Bronx ophthalmologist will work with you to determine the best procedure for your eyes.
At the vision correction practice of Vision Center of New York, our mission is to preserve, restore, and enhance your vision. Our experienced Bronx ophthalmologists and eye surgeons are committed to providing expert medical care using the latest technology and advanced training in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It is best to speak with our eye doctor first to determine your exact individual needs while considering eye surgery. If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions regarding PRK, please call our office or consult our website.