LASER VISION CORRECTION
Vision correction has improved immensely over time from eyeglasses to contact lenses to laser vision correction procedures. The advancements in technology have allowed doctors to provide higher quality services to patients with more severe vision conditions. Simply non-evasive procedures can no eliminate a person’s need for eyeglasses within a matter of minutes.
Laser vision correction can provide relief to patients suffering from nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism.
The absolute goal of laser vision correction is to provide patients with superior vision. In order to achieve superior vision the shape of the cornea must be altered from the current shape.
Most patients will be able to achieve 20/40 vision with one procedure which is the requirements in order to pass the driver’s vision text without being required to wear glasses when driving. The outcome of the procedure will depend on the current vision condition.
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is one of the first laser vision correction procedures. A laser is used to modify the shape of the cornea by first removing the top layer of the cornea. Once the top layer is removed the laser then begins to reshape the cornea to the appropriate shape.
The drawback to PRK is that the top layer of the cornea is removed during the surgery which can cause for a longer healing time. PRK is now an alternative for patients who do not qualify for LASIK or have mild nearsightedness.
Laser Assisted In-situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) was first introduced in the late 90’s and has become a popular procedure amongst patients looking to shed their glasses and contracts. During LASIK a corneal flap is created and pulled back during surgery. Once the surgeon has created the corneal flap, a laser will be used to correct the shape of the cornea. After the shape has been changed the corneal flap is set back into position so that healing can begin. Because no tissue is removed from the cornea during the procedure the healing process is relatively quick and most patients resume their normal routines the days after surgery. If your ideal vision is not achieved after the first procedure you may have additional enhancements to improve your vision.
Custom LASIK takes LASIK one step further in that the entire procedure is done with lasers. The Custom LASIK procedure makes more patients eligible for LASIK because of the technology behind the procedure. Eye Mapping is used to help the surgeon determine the exact changes that need to be made on the cornea in order for a successful outcome. Every pair of eyes is unique and Custom LASIK ensures that you are going to receive the best LASIK for you eyes.
If you have questions about any of the procedures or would like to learn more please contact New Orleans Eye Specialists at 504-891-1988 or click here.
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Seeking a New Orleans LASIK eye doctor? Would you like to learn about the potential benefits of LASIK eye surgery? Schedule your appointment today. Please call (504) 891-1988 for our New Orleans location or (504) 454-0158 for our Metairie location.
LASIK Financing Options
LASIK eye surgery can be cost prohibitive. Our LASIK center goes way beyond what other centers do to help our patients overcome this affordability issue. If cost is something that has been holding you back from vision correction you should really contact us as soon as possible to set up a consultation.
We have a page on this website dedicated to discussing LASIK patient financing. You can even fill out an online application to qualify for LASIK financing.
We offer 0% financing, on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments, no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.