If you are tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, corrective eye surgery may be the solution. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Jade and Dr. Dave’s optometrist office in Lloydminster and we can discuss if vision surgery is right for you.
Corrective Eye Surgery Basics
There are a variety of different corrective eye surgeries available. Surgery can correct conditions from myopia to hyperopia to astigmatism. Like any medical method, there both benefits and drawbacks to these various corrective eye surgeries.
One of the most popular refractive surgeries on the market, LASIK is an option available at our office. Book an appointment, and we can discuss what you can expect before, during, and after a LASIK procedure.
LASIK Risks & Complications
There are few complications from LASIK, but they do occur. It’s important to understand your risks so that you can minimize any issues you may have during the recovery stage of your LASIK surgery. Dr. Jade and Dr. Dave will be more than happy to inform you of the potential risks.
LASIK – Criteria for Success
Are you a good candidate for LASIK? Experienced and successful LASIK surgeons are pros at being able to screen candidates for the procedure. If you aren’t sure you qualify, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jade’s office today.
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is an alternative to LASIK. PRK is similar to LASIK, but the procedure does not create a flap on the cornea prior to reshaping the eye with an excimer laser.
Surgery for Presbyopia
In recent years, relatively new surgeries concerning presbyopia have emerged. Presbyopia is the age-related decrease in the ability to focus on objects near you. This was once only correctable with bifocals, but new surgeries may be able to help.
Corneal Inlays & Onlays
Corneal inlays and onlays are small lenses or optical devices that are inserted surgically into the cornea. This procedure alters the shape of the cornea to correct certain vision problems.
Whether by disease or injury, corneas become damaged and cannot be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgeries like LASIK. A corneal transplant replaces the central portion of the cornea with a donor corneal tissue.