When most people think of vision correction, they think of LASIK eye surgery. While around 700,000 people get LASIK every year, it’s one of many laser vision correction options.Here’s everything you need to know about laser vision correction.
How do we see clearly?
For clear vision, light needs to enter through your cornea and the eye’s lens. There, the light bends and then focuses on the retina. Photoreceptors in the retina turn the light into electrical signals. These electrical signals then travel through the optic nerve and to the brain.
How does LASIK help you see better?
Refractive errors happen when light focuses on the wrong part of the retina. This is what happens with nearsightedness and farsightedness.
In these cases, the eyeball may be too elongated or short, or the lens is too thick or thin. It can also happen when light doesn’t converge to a single point on the retina, like in astigmatism. Laser vision correction fixes refractive errors. How this happens depends on the type of surgery you have. Laser vision correction surgery can change the way images focus on your eye’s retina. This is achieved by modifying the cornea’s shape. Other surgeries permanently place special contact lenses between the iris and the lens.
What are the most common options for LASIK?
We offer the most advanced technology available in Laser vision correction surgery. Our goal is to provide you with the best vision while keeping your lifestyle and visual goals as our priority. Through a consultation, together we can determine which option is best for you. We specialize in the following procedures: LASIK, PRK, ICL – Implantable Collamer Lens and Clear Lens Exchange.
Which type of laser vision correction surgery is best for me?
The only way to find out is to have our experienced and skilled doctors examine your eyes. We have a refractive surgeon, a general ophthalmologist, and a retina vitreous specialist. They can discuss your best options and answer any questions you have about laser vision correction.
Get started on your path to clear vision.
We have five convenient locations in Illinois: Elmhurst, Naperville, South Barrington, Chicago, and Itasca. Schedule a laser vision consultation today by calling us at 630-833-9621 or request an appointment