Laser Vision Correction (Refractive Surgery)
You may be familiar with Laser Vision Correction surgery by some of its more colloquial names, such as LASIK eye surgery or laser eye surgery. In addition to LASIK eye surgery, Eye Surgeons of CNY’s laser eye surgery procedures include Epi-LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery procedures. Laser eye surgery is a corrective procedure to improve vision.
What Does Laser Eye Surgery Help With?
Laser eye surgery can be applied to correct various forms of vision issues. Specifically, laser eye surgery can help correct the following problems.
Myopia & LASIK Eye Surgery
Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness. Nearsighted individuals have difficulties seeing objects that are far away, but can clearly see objects that are close by. What causes nearsightedness? Causes of nearsightedness are explained by nearsighted individuals having a longer eye and a steeper cornea.
How LASIK Eye Surgery Corrects Myopia & Nearsightedness
LASIK Eye Surgery corrects nearsightedness by resolving the abnormally steep angle of the myopic eye.
Hyperopia & LASIK Eye Surgery
Hyperopia is the medical term for farsightedness. Those who suffer from hyperopia can clearly see distant objects, but nearby objects appear blurry. What causes farsightedness? Causes of farsightedness are due to the eye being too short or the eye’s lens is insufficiently round. LASIK eye surgery corrects this.
Astigmatism & LASIK Eye Surgery
Astigmatism is caused by the eye’s cornea being abnormally shaped. Astigmatism is a natural and common medical condition, but some individuals may require medical attention and correction for their astigmatism. However, in some individuals, astigmatisms can distort and blur vision. Laser eye surgery can correct astigmatisms by altering the eye’s shape to make light reflect in a more balanced, normal fashion.
Laser eye surgery isn’t right for all individuals who suffer from astigmatism. Contact us for an appointment for a professional evaluation of the best corrective approach for your astigmatism.
Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
Epi-LASIK eye surgery should be considered by individuals who want to reduce or eliminate being dependent on glasses or lenses. Epi-LASIK surgery can be an attractive, viable option for individuals whose conditions may prevent them from being a candidate for LASIK eye surgery.
PRK Laser Eye Surgery
Similar to LASIK eye surgery, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery is a form of laser eye surgery that corrects myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. For some patients, PRK surgery may be more suitable than LASIK eye surgery. Patients whose corneas are too thin to be eligible for LASIK eye surgery may find PRK laser eye surgery to be suitable for their medical needs.
What To Expect From Laser Eye Surgery
Eye Surgeons of CNY’s compassionate, expert ophthalmologists will work closely with you to:
- Determine the proper actions to address your vision problems
- Inform you of the proper pre-procedure process to ensure a safe, smooth surgery and recovery
- Provide individualized care focused on your specific situation
- Inform you of proper post-procedure processes to reduce risk
Eye Surgeons of CNY’s team consists of experienced medical professionals who are well-regarded in the community of ophthalmologists in Syracuse, NY. Our team of dedicated surgeons will be there to help you every step of the way, from diagnosis to post-surgery.
A Closer Look At Laser Eye Surgery
Contact us to set an appointment to see if laser eye surgery is right for you.
Eye Surgeons of CNY Accepts Most Medical Insurance
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to answer any questions you have regarding your eyes, and will help to schedule an appropriate appointment.