Vision Correction Options
- LASIK Brooklyn
LASIK eye surgery is the most common option for improving vision in individuals suffering from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. These types of eye conditions are brought on because of the shape of the cornea. By using a high-powered laser, an eye surgeon can alter the shape of your cornea to improve your vision. LASIK is a very safe procedure with excellent outcomes for most patients.
Several types of vision-correction eye surgery are available at our Brooklyn office. LASEK eye surgery, not to be confused with LASIK eye surgery, is a type of refractive eye surgery done to improve conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This procedure is a combination of LASIK and PRK. During your consultation, your eye surgeon may recommend this procedure.
- PRK Vision Correction
- Corneal Reshaping (Orthokeratology)
Photorefractive keratectomy, also known as PRK, is a type of eye surgery used to correct many types of vision limitations. Those who suffer from nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism may see a significant improvement in their vision after having this type of eye surgery. As one of the first types of laser eye surgery developed, it has been in use much longer than the more popular LASIK procedure. However, it is still used and may offer several key benefits.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) treatment is a non-surgical method of preventing the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children. Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), also called orthokeratology or ortho-k, is the therapeutic process of wearing oxygen-permeable hard contact lenses that gently reshape the cornea overnight to temporarily correct myopia. While not a permanent solution for vision correction, the lenses used in orthokeratology will provide clear vision during the daytime as long as there were worn the previous night. The lenses have also been shown to prevent the progression of worsening nearsightedness when worn routinely.