What is Laser Vision Correction
The most common Laser Vision Correction (LVC) procedures are performed with an excimer laser that corrects vision by reshaping the cornea to improve the way light is focused or “refracted” by the eye. Both LASIK and ASA are proven to be very effective in correcting refractive errors. However, there are several factors that should be considered when deciding which treatment is best for you.
WHAT ARE MY TREATMENT OPTIONS?
Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, otherwise known as LASIK, is by far the most common method for permanent vision correction. It is a procedure which involves creating a flap and using an excimer laser to reshape the cornea to correct for your visual errors.
LASIK has become the procedure of choice for most people due to quicker recovery time and minimal discomfort following the procedure. Most people are 20/20 and can go about their normal activities the very next day.
Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) is a procedure that involves treating the surface of the cornea rather than treating underneath a flap. The same excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea to correct for your visual errors. Once the procedure is complete the epithelial cells begin regenerating immediately and are completely healed within 3-5 days.
This is a great alternative for those who have irregularities in the surface of their corneas or have corneas that are too thin for LASIK. Vision recovers more gradually after ASA and most people can resume their normal activities after 5-7 days.
Expert Staff You Can Count On
We know that deciding to have LASIK is an important decision that can change your life forever. That’s why you’ll receive personalized care from our expert doctors and staff to ensure you’ll have the best possible LASIK experience.
Take the Next Step: Talk With Our Counselor Today
If you’re ready to bring your life into focus, you owe it to yourself to take the next step to better vision. Trust your eyes to the experience and care of our surgeons. To schedule your LASIK consultation, click here or call our office.
Allegretto Wave® Custom LASIK or ASA $1,000 per eye
Your LASIK or ASA include the following treatment and care:
- Initial Consultation
- Comprehensive Measurements exam
- LASIK or ASA procedure
- Post-procedure care for 2 months
Enhancement procedures (if needed) are provided for $400 per eye for a period of one year following your initial treatment.