Laser Vision Correction Procedures

by: Advanced Laser | September 16, 2016

Laser Vision Correction OptionsAt the Advanced Laser and Cataract Center of Oklahoma, we offer a wide range of vision correction options at our Oklahoma City location. While many rely on glasses or contact lenses for correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, laser vision correction is one of our primary specialties, and we provide a number of alternatives in addition to the standard LASIK procedure – such as cataract surgery, and implantable contact lens (ICL) technology.

Ahead, we’ll review a few of our most common laser vision correction procedures.

Vision Correction Options at Advanced Laser & Cataract Center:

  • Bladeless LASIK –After your laser eye surgery is completed, a corneal flap is gently placed back in an optimum position to promote healing. So while you can still expect the same great clinical results, bladeless LASIK offers even more precision than traditional standard LASIK because the flap is created with a laser rather than a blade.
  • PRK Surgery – While the end result of PRK is similar to that of LASIK, the main difference is that PRK doesn’t involve the creation of a flap. However, a gentle laser is still used to reshape the cornea, which can lead to improved vision.
  • Cataract Surgery – Cataracts are progressive, and cause increasingly blurred vision that eventually can’t be corrected with glasses or contacts. But there is a solution. Cataract surgery is quick, minimally invasive, and safe. It’s also one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the world, according to the American Optometric Association. Benefits of cataract surgery include clearer, crisper vision, the ability to see more vivid colors, and even the option to address other vision problems like nearsightedness and farsightedness during the procedure.
  • Implantable Contact Lenses – Long used as a tool for treating cataracts, implantable lens technology is now available to treat common vision problems like nearsightedness and farsightedness, even for patients without cataracts. The procedure is similar to cataract surgery, except that your eye’s natural lens doesn’t have to be removed. Instead, the implantable contact lens (ICL) works with your natural lens to promote better vision – and minimize your need for glasses or contacts. ICLs are safe, effective, and offer a long-lasting solution to the most common vision problems.

Ready to learn more about laser vision correction, cataract surgery, or implantable contact lens options? The team at Advanced Laser and Cataract Center is here to help! Fill out our contact form or call our office directly to schedule an appointment to discuss your vision correction needs.