What is laser vision correction

Laser vision correction is the name for the set of eye treatments
that uses a laser to reshape your cornea in order to create vision
in focus. There are three major laser vision correction treatments
available today:

Photorefractive keratectomy

In this procedure, the thin outer layer of the cornea treatments is first gently removed. Then an advanced excimer laser is used to reshape the underlying cornea area. The result is a cornea that more accurately focuses light on the retina. A bandage contact lens is placed over the eye until the epithelium grows back.

  • Similar vision results as LASIK and SMILE
  • Minimal surgical risks
  • Relatively painful
  • Longer recovery time with some recovery discomfort

Your treatment options

Every laser vision correction treatment uses a different method to create better vision. Each one also has a different impact on the eye, including possible dry eye symptoms, recovery time, structural integrity and risks of infection or inflammation. Seeing how each treatment works can help you understand the benefits and risks of each option.

Because PRK gently removes the top surface of the cornea, a bandage contact lens is placed over the eye until the epithelium grows back. Patients often experience discomfort during their recovery period while the cornea heals. This is temporary and does not affect long-term visual results.

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