LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis)
LASIK is one of the most frequently performed outpatient procedures. A cool beam of light from a laser is used to gently reshape the front surface of your eye. LASIK is suitable for low, moderate, and higher prescriptions.
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
PRK is another outpatient procedure to improve vision. During the PRK procedure the surgeon uses the laser to reshape the curvature of the eye for patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. PRK may be more suitable for patients with large pupils, thin corneas, or dry eyes.
A good candidate should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and have no eye diseases and/or viruses.
Patients should make our doctors aware of certain eye problems such as lazy eye, severe dry eyes, any previous eye surgeries or injuries, or any eye condition that may affect healing.
It is very important that any laser vision correction candidate has a stable refraction for a period of time. Pregnant or nursing women are not good candidates for laser vision correction because hormones may affect the stability of your prescription.
Call 412-884-2020 for a free consultation to discuss these and any questions you may have regarding laser vision correction.