LASIK Specialists Lebanon, PA
If you live or work near Lebanon, PA and have questions about LASIK eye surgery, the specialists at our new Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania office at 770 Norman Drive in Lebanon will be happy to discuss them in-depth with you.
Our board certified and fellowship-trained cornea specialists, Adam J. Altman, MD, Jonathan D. Primack, MD, and Kevin J. Shah, MD, are three of the most experienced LASIK surgeons in Lebanon, Berks, Lancaster, Montgomery and Schuylkill counties, and the only cornea fellowship-trained LASIK specialists in the area. Dr. Shah serves patients in our Lebanon office.
What is LASIK eye surgery?
LASIK stands for “laser in-situ keratomileusis.” It is a very short procedure that is used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. A thin flap is cut in the cornea using either a handheld blade or a laser. Then a laser is used to slightly reshape the cornea to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina. LASIK may be able to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contacts.
Drs. Altman, Primack and Shah prefer the state-of-the-art Bladeless Custom LASIK technique for the majority of patients, and the PRK technique, which is recommended for individuals who are not optimal candidates for LASIK.
Why is it called “bladeless” custom LASIK?
Bladeless LASIK is the most modern technology for safe, accurate and customized vision correction. Unlike the older, conventional LASIK method, no surgical blade is used. Instead, the surgeon uses two different types of lasers to perform the procedure.
First, the surgeon uses computer software to guide cool laser energy from a femtosecond laser to cut a flap in the cornea. Then the flap is folded back, and beams from an excimer laser are applied to the exposed eye surface to remove tissue and alter the shape of the cornea.
The laser is able to make very precise cuts which may reduce the risks associated with a handheld blade passing through the surface of the eye. Lasers also allow for higher levels of correction than can be accomplished manually.
Is LASIK surgery painful?
Anesthetizing eye drop are used during LASIK surgery, so it is not painful. Some people feel a little pressure during the 15 to 30-minute surgery but are surprised to find that LASIK eye surgery is quick and painless. After surgery, your eyes may feel a little scratchy or dry, and your vision may not be completely clear. These are normal, temporary symptoms and will typically disappear within a few days.
LASIK eye surgery has provided excellent results for over 21 million Americans, including US Navy Pilots and NASA Astronauts. If you live or work in Lebanon, PA, get in touch with the specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania to get started on the road to clear vision. Call us to schedule a free LASIK evaluation.
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