Laser Vision Correction is the general term given to the group of procedures used for the correction of the common vision problems of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. PRK, LASIK, LASEK, Epi-LASIK and Custom LASIK are all different types of Corneal Laser Eye Surgery that can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism and help patients become less dependent or even eliminate the need for eyeglasses and contacts for seeing clearly at a distance.
Until 1995, people who were nearsighted, farsighted or who had astigmatism really only had two options readily available for seeing clearly. They could either wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Other surgical methods of vision correction such as Radial Keratotomy (RK) had not proven to meet the broad acceptance of eye surgeons and eye care patients due to variability in safety, efficacy and predictability.
In 1995, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first Excimer Laser for performing Laser Eye Surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The introduction of Corneal Laser Eye Surgery with the Excimer Laser technology to correct common eye problems marked the opportunity for millions of eye care patients to decrease or even eliminate their dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
At Center for Sight, Keegan S. Johnson, M.D., a fellowship trained Cornea Surgeon specializing in medical and surgical treatment of corneal disease, cataract and vision correction surgery including PRK, LASIK, Epi-LASIK and Custom LASIK.
The Center for Sight eye doctors and staff welcome your questions about Laser Vision Correction.
If you, a family member or friend would like to learn whether Laser Vision Correction might offer the possibility of freedom from the hassle of eyeglasses and contact lenses for seeing at distance, please call for a Free Consultation in Fall River, Massachusetts at 508-730-2020.
Center for Sight is conveniently located for patients in need of Laser Eye Surgery in Massachusetts or Rhode Island from Attleboro, Fairhaven, Fall River, Franklin, Mansfield, Marion, Mattapoisett, Medfield, Milford, New Bedford, North Attleboro, North Dartmouth, Norton, Oxford, Rehoboth, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, Walpole, Whitinsville, Woonsocket, Providence, Smithfield, Westport, Lakeville, Dighton, Little Compton, and Tiverton.