We are proud to offer co-management of refractive surgery procedures to our patients through the Eye Center of Texas so that our patients can heal and recover in a familiar environment. Our doctors are experienced in managing pre- and post-operative care for LASIK, PRK, Visian ICL, Raindrop Corneal Inlays, and clear lens exchanges. Refractive surgery is a life changing elective procedure and a great investment in your future!
LASIK, formerly known as laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, is a relatively common refractive surgery. During the procedure a flap is created on the cornea, a laser is used to reshape the corneal tissue underneath the flap, and the flap is then laid back down. The procedure is an effective form of correction for those who are near sighted, far sighted, or have astigmatism.
Candidates must be at least eighteen years old and have a stable prescription along with a few other qualifying factors.
If interested in LASIK and your other refractive surgery options book an appointment with us to learn more!
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), a refractive surgery similar to LASIK, is a good option for a specific patient. Whether LASIK vs PRK is preferred is often left up to the surgeon or his colleagues.
PRK differs from LASIK in that there is no flap created. Visual recovery is slower with PRK than with LASIK. However, the end result is the same. PRK can be performed on some patient’s who do no qualify for LASIK.
If you are interested in learning more about your refractive surgery options, please make an appointment!
A VisianICL procedure allows people who would not qualify for LASIK to have surgical vision correction. Patient’s with dry eyes, thin corneas, or high refractive errors may well qualify for a Visian procedure.
If interested in this refractive surgery or others, please call to make an appointment!
A clear lens exchange is essentially cataract surgery before you ever develop cataracts. Clear lens exchange can not only give you great distance vision but can lessen and in some instances almost completely negate the need for readers. With a multifocal implant most patients will not need readers a majority of the time. The ideal clear lens candidate is someone 55+ who would like to lessen dependence on glasses or contacts.
If interested in clear lens exchange or other refractive procedures, call us for an appointment!