To find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery in Pottsville, PA, get in touch with the skilled cornea and refractive surgery specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. We are the leading ophthalmology practice in the region and have four convenient locations in Pottsville, Wyomissing, Pottstown and Blandon.
Adam J. Altman, MD, Jonathan D. Primack, MD, and Kevin J. Shah, MD are the only board certified and cornea fellowship-trained LASIK specialists in the area. With 40 years of combined experience, they have established a long track record of success in laser vision correction for patients in Berks County, Montgomery County, Schuylkill County, Lebanon County and beyond.
Drs. Altman, Primack and Shah prefer the state-of-the-art Bladeless Custom LASIK technique, also called “all-laser” LASIK, and the PRK technique, which is recommended for individuals who are not optimal candidates for LASIK.
LASIK and PRK modify the curvature of your cornea using cool laser beams instead of a surgical blade. Both procedures utilize Custom Wavefront Technology and produce identical visual results.
What is “Bladeless” or “All Laser” Custom LASIK?
This state-of-the-art procedure is our preferred method of laser vision correction for the majority of patients. The technique involves two lasers: a femtosecond laser, which safely and painlessly creates a corneal flap by means of infrared laser energy instead of a metal blade, and an excimer laser, which reshapes the cornea to correct the refractive error (glasses / contact lenses prescription).
Bladeless LASIK offers several important advantages compared to the older LASIK technique that uses a metal blade:
- It reduces the risks associated with passing a metal blade through the surface of the eye.
- The precise flap is thinner and allows for greater corneal stability and higher levels of correction.
- It allows both eyes to be treated in the same surgery session, one right after the other.
Drs. Primack, Altman and Shah are the most experienced refractive surgeons with Bladeless Custom LASIK and perform it in the safety and comfort of their on-site laser suite in their fully licensed surgery center.
What is “PRK”?
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) reshapes the surface of the cornea without cutting a flap. The excimer laser removes microscopic layers of tissue from the surface of the cornea, changing its shape and allowing light rays to focus more precisely on the retina.
In LASIK surgery, the corneal flap takes only a few days to heal, and vision usually improves quickly. In PRK, it may take up to one week for the cornea to heal and several weeks for your vision to reach its maximum sharpness.
PRK is often the safest and most effective option for patients with thin corneal tissue, flat corneas, or corneal irregularities or scars, who may not be good candidates for LASIK surgery.
What is “Custom Wavefront Technology”?
Custom Wavefront LASIK treatment offers the most technologically advanced way to restore your vision. A visual Wavefront analyzer is used to study the shape and visual characteristics of your unique eyes and improve the potential for improving your visual quality. The custom analysis is then applied directly to your cornea via the laser.
The potential benefits include:
- Greater chance of achieving 20/20 vision
- Greater chance of achieving better than 20/20 vision
- Reduction of night vision disturbances and glare
- Reduction of contrast sensitivity problems
When it comes to your eyesight, trust the experts. If you are in Pottsville, PA, Schuylkill County, or the surrounding area and have questions about LASIK eye surgery, schedule a free consultation at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania and our cornea specialists will be happy to discuss them in-depth with you.