Understanding your vision correction options...
Custom LASIK is the most advanced laser technology available. Custom LASIK laser treatments are based upon the unique visual characteristics of your eye.
The creation of the initial flap with conventional LASIK is made using a mechanical device. The IntraLASIK procedure uses a precision laser device to create potentially a more precise flap without the use of a blade.
LASIK is a procedure for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. An excimer laser reshapes the partially-exposed central cornea under a thin corneal flap. The flap is then replaced over the cornea without the need for sutures.
PRK is done without any incisions at all. The cornea is reshaped by the laser to compensate for the effects of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK) is a simple technique based on the detachment of the epithelial flap by an alcohol solution prior to the application of laser energy, which resculpts the cornea. This hybrid procedure is an advanced form of PRK.
Intraocular Contact Lens (ICL)
Intraocular Contact Lens (ICL) is a procedure where a permanent lens is placed into the eye to reduce and/or eliminate extreme levels of nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Clear vision occurs when a number of factors combine to produce optical perfection: Light entering the eye through a well-formed cornea focuses precisely on the retina; the resulting image is sharp and bright.
Monovision involves one eye, usually the dominant eye, being corrected for distance viewing, and the other eye being corrected for near viewing.