Laser Eye Surgery

Laser surgery is a form of vision correction for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Our doctors are experienced in the co-management of laser correction with ophthalmologists (eye surgeons), who perform the surgery. Co-management includes patient counseling, comprehensive pre and post-operative care, and yearly follow-up afterwards.

Patient counseling is one of the most important steps in the decision on laser surgery. Many factors can influence the decision. Important considerations include:

  • the degree of the initial prescription
  • the effect of laser surgery on near vision
  • stability of the prescription preceding surgery
  • pupil size (can influence night vision)
  • realistic patient expectations
  • eye health – some eye conditions make it not possible to perform surgery
  • general health
  • alternative vision correction techniques
  • type of laser surgery (LASIK or PRK)
  • experience and skill of the surgeon performing surgery

During a laser surgery consultation, the doctor will evaluate these factors so that a patient can make the most well-informed decision possible.

The 3 Types of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser refractive surgery, or laser eye surgery, has become increasingly popular and is constantly advancing with new technology. If you’re looking to get rid of glasses and contacts, there are three types of laser eye surgeries that are available. All three of these laser refractive surgeries have one thing in common, and that is that they’re reshaping the front part of the eye called the cornea. .