LASIK Doctors Pottstown, PA

A variety of vision-correcting procedures called refractive surgeries have been performed over the last 20 years. LASIK is the best known procedure, and the best known LASIK doctors are in Pottstown, PA at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania.

Refractive Surgery

LASIK, or laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, is a simple and safe way to restore near perfect vision and reduce your dependence on eyeglasses and contact lenses. LASIK is one of many refractive surgeries for vision correction; it is the best known and most widely performed technique. In fact, about 600,000 adults over age 18 have the procedure each year in the US.

LASIK surgery corrects refractive errors which cause vision issues. A mismatch in the eye optics leads to refractive error, resulting in images that are either focused in front of or behind the retina, causing blurred vision.

Images focused in front of the retina cause myopia or nearsightedness, while images focused behind the retina cause hyperopia or farsightedness. In LASIK, the surface of the cornea is reshaped to correct vision. By decreasing the cornea’s curvature or removing central tissue, the surgeon corrects myopia. LASIK is particularly effective for high levels of myopia. By increasing the cornea’s curvature or removing peripheral tissue, the surgeon corrects for hyperopia. LASIK can also correct astigmatism by removing varying amounts of tissue at different points to correct for the distortions on the surface of the cornea.

Patient Satisfaction

One of the largest LASIK studies is the Patient-Reported Outcomes with LASIK (PROWL) study. Results show that excellent visual acuity was routinely achieved with LASIK. Patients had very few persistent symptoms post-surgery, and vision-threatening complications were extremely rare.

Most patients are extremely satisfied with their LASIK surgery outcomes. Patients may have a bit of pain for a couple of days, as well as blurred vision for a few days as the eyes heal. However, of all refractive surgical techniques, LASIK results in less pain, less haze, and faster recovery.

Dry eye is the most bothersome complaint after surgery, but this is easily remedied with eye drops that we prescribe for you to take home with you the day of the surgery.

Highly Trained Physicians

Of course when choosing LASIK, you want a great surgeon, and our surgeons are the best. They are highly trained, board-certified and fellowship trained surgeons who specialize in LASIK and other refractive surgeries. We have been providing comprehensive eye care in the area for over 20 years; in fact, Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania is the leading eye care practice in our area.

The only way you will know for sure whether LASIK is right for you is to come visit with us. Our surgeons prefer the bladeless LASIK technique, a procedure that is safer and more precise than ever before. Choose the best LASIK doctors in Pottstown, PA at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. We are conveniently located on Armand Hammer Blvd. Call us at 610-327-8528 or go online to schedule your initial appointment with us today.

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